2019 Fresh Blogger of the Year Award – Judge

Robyn Foyster

With over 26 years experience as a journalist and TV producer, Robyn Foyster is the founder and publisher of the lifestyle website TheCarousel.com.

Previously, Robyn was the Publisher and Editor of Australia’s three biggest flagship magazine brands - The Australian Women’s Weekly, Woman’s Day and New Idea.

As Group Publisher of Bauer Media Group’s most successful and profitable magazines, she ran Woman’s Day, Good Health, Grazia and the prestigious Hearst Magazine titles - Harper’s BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan and Madison.

Prior to that, Robyn was Lifestyle Editor for the Seven Network’s Sunrise and Editor-In-Chief of both The Australian Women’s Weekly and New Idea.

Robyn was voted Editor of the Year at the 2007 Magazine of the Year Award and under her helm The Australian Women’s Weekly won the inaugural 2008 Australian Magazine Award for Australia’s best mass market magazine and New Idea won the MPA’s coveted Magazine of the Year award.

She began her career as a copy girl at News Limited and graduate cadet at AAP Reuters in Sydney. At age 23, she worked on Fleet Street as a feature writer and consumer columnist at the News International newspaper Today in London. She moved to Los Angeles for two years and was the US correspondent for Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast. She later returned to the UK and ran the entertainment desk for GMTV, Britain’s biggest breakfast show with a weekly audience of 16 million.

She was also a regular contributor to all the major UK newspapers including The Sunday Times, Daily Mail and the Daily Express, as well as magazines such as Elle and Good Housekeeping.

She studied Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature/Letters at Sydney University.