Luke Appleby is an award-winning 1 NEWS NOW reporter and producer.
Luke’s media career began in 2009 after studying multi-media journalism in Wellington and then moving on to teaching photography, videography, audio production, social media and news website management to new pupils at his former journalism school.
He was offered a job with Stuff.co.nz soon afterwards, and during his web-editing role there he also wrote a top-rating technology and internet culture blog called Connector.
A keen and self-taught visual journalist, he has worked as a freelance photographer and videographer both in the Wellington and Auckland regions, shooting a diverse range of subjects.
He won the 2016 Canon Media Awards Scoop of the Year Award for breaking the Mt Eden Prison fight club story, which ultimately led to Serco losing the prison management contract.
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