Canstar Blue Editorial Team

Our Editorial Team

Canstar Blue has a skilled team of experienced journalists, content producers and subject matter experts dedicated to bringing everyday Australians factual, up-to-date and well-researched ratings, reviews and guides on a range of consumer-related topics including Energy, Phone, Internet, Home Appliances and much more.

 

If you want to know more about the high standards our authors hold themselves to, check out the Canstar Blue Editorial Code.

For more information about the process our editorial team follows to ensure our content is as accurate as possible, read our editorial Fact Checking policy.

Christine Seib

Editor-in-ChiefChristine Seib Canstar Blue Editor In Chief

Christine Seib is Canstar Blue’s Editor-in-Chief, where she oversees the production and distribution of all content, whether it be news on our site, Facebook posts about our unique research, email newsletters containing our latest buying guides or in appearances as a consumer-purchasing expert on 9 News, 7 News and in print and digital media across Australia. She works with the Canstar Blue team and the wider Canstar group to bring the best digital tools and information to Australians who want to purchase consumer products and services more easily and with greater confidence. 

Christine has almost three decades’ experience as an award-winning journalist and editor with some of the world’s largest media platforms, including The Times, CNBC and The Australian, and has focused on digital content production, distribution and monetisation for the past 15 years. 

She honed her skills on the content-commercial nexus at media and e-commerce scale-up Starts at 60, where as Chief Content Officer she worked with brands ranging from ANZ and Westpac to Nestle, GSK, Uber, Industry Super Australia, UNHCR Australia, Tourism NT and many more to bring commercial content, assets, events and marketing to Australia’s wealthiest demographic.  

With a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Communications, from the Queensland University of Technology and a traditional journalism cadetship under her belt, Christine loves to combine old-school storytelling with innovative technologies to create an online experience that helps users not only better-understand their own purchasing requirements but also identify the right solution. 

Being a die-hard news junky doesn’t leave much downtime but Christine does have a few other favourite things: Pomeranians, bromeliads, tattoos and sideshow memorabilia – in no particular order! You can follow Christine on LinkedIn.  

 

 

Energy

Electricity, Solar & Gas


Jared Mullane

Energy EditorJared Mullane Canstar Blue

Jared Mullane is Canstar Blue’s Energy Editor, leading the team covering the retail energy market, with a focus on electricity, gas and solar. He’s been writing in the comparison industry for five years and prior to that, his work appeared in a variety of news publications, including Fairfax Media. He continues to contribute expert articles to retailer publications such as Origin Energy’s blog and has been cited as an energy expert by media outlets ranging from the ABC to The New Daily and 2GB.

Jared has a Bachelor of Journalism from Griffith University

At Canstar Blue, Jared talks to key stakeholders in the retail energy market so his team can deliver industry-leading news and useful consumer insights. Whether it’s base rates, sign-up incentives or good old-fashioned service, Jared’s keen to help Aussie consumers find a better deal on their energy supply. Jared also has a keen interest in electric vehicles, emerging energy technologies and off-grid capabilities. 

When he’s not focused on energy headlines, Jared’s a proud father and family man who enjoys watching the rugby league and reading history. You can follow Jared on LinkedIn.

 

Kelseigh Wrigley

Energy Content Producer

Kelseigh Wrigley Canstar Blue

Kelseigh Wrigley is Canstar Blue’s Energy Content Producer, where she covers the retail energy market, with a focus on electricity, gas and solar. Previously, Kelseigh contributed to online publications such as Hunter and Bligh, and even had a short stint on the airwaves, reporting local news for community radio station 4ZZZ. 

She joined the Canstar Blue team after completing a Bachelor of Journalism at the Queensland University of Technology

Kelseigh’s passionate about helping bill-payers discover money-saving deals on electricity, gas and solar. When Kelseigh isn’t busy keeping up to date with the energy sector, you can catch her curled up with a good book, baking up a storm or indulging in a few episodes of reality TV. You can follow Kelseigh on LinkedIn and Twitter

 

 

Telco

Phone & Internet


Tara Donnelly

Telco Editor

Tara Donnelly Canstar Blue

Tara Donnelly is Canstar Blue’s Telco Editor, leading the team that focuses on mobile, broadband and consumer technology, across news, reviews and how-tos. Tara’s spent a decade covering these topics in Australia, the US and Canada, which means she’s covered countless phone launches and industry changes, including the rise of 5G and Australia’s ongoing NBN rollout. 

Tara also has long experience in writing about telco within the comparison industry, giving her great insights into the information consumers want when determining which internet plan or mobile plan or device will best meet their needs, while time spent in the financial sector lets her crunch the numbers on price with ease.

Her telco expertise has seen her appear in national media including 9 News, 7 News, Sunrise, the ABC and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Tara has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Canberra and is passionate about simplifying complex subjects so consumers aren’t just informed, they’re connected and confident with technology. You can follow Tara on LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

Emma Bradstock

Telco Specialist

Emma Bradstock

Emma Bradstock is Canstar Blue’s Telco Specialist, which means she covers all things telco, from news about the latest smartphone releases and reviews to 5G guides, hot NBN deals and mobile and internet industry news. Emma’s passionate about helping consumers find a better deal on their phone and internet plans, along with explaining hard-to-understand topics so Aussies can buy with confidence. 

Her experience in creating content for websites, social media, in email and on video allows her to provide this info for consumers in plenty of formats and on multiple platforms – handy when the topic is particularly tricky. 

Emma has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media from Macquarie University and a decade of professional writing experience at print and digital media outlets and for digital agencies. 

When she isn’t focused on telco content, you’ll find Emma cooking up a storm or sewing her latest quilt while listening to history podcasts and heavy metal, or maybe just binge-watching her favourite shows (she has a soft spot for streaming, especially fantasy, sci-fi and all things Marvel). You can follow Emma on LinkedIn.

 

 

Home & Lifestyle

Appliances, Technology, Groceries & More


Megan Birot

Home & Lifestyle Editor

Megan Birot Canstar Blue

Megan is Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Editor, leading the team that focuses on consumer products and services, ranging from supermarkets and groceries to home and personal appliances and retail stores. She interprets Canstar Blue’s bespoke research on the thousands of brands that we compare, rate and review, to help shoppers make better purchasing decisions. 

When she’s not covering the latest consumer news or writing helpful features, guides and reviews, she’s sourcing the best deals on appliances, health and beauty, home and decor and more. 

Megan has a Bachelor of Journalism and Public Relations from Griffith University and has spent over five years in the comparison industry. Her previous experience includes working as a journalist for News Corp and for the Seven Network. Megan’s smart shopping expertise has been featured by national media including 9 News, 7 News and major print and digital publications.

Megan’s passionate about helping Australians buy the products and services they need with confidence, but when she’s not writing about dollars, cents and good shopping sense, she’s enjoying the outdoors or scouting for the best bakeries in town. It’s all about balance, right? You can follow Megan on LinkedIn.

 

Tahnee-Jae Lopez Vito

Home & Lifestyle Content Producer

Tahnee-Jae Lopez Vito Canstar Blue

Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito is Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Producer, with a focus on writing consumer news, guides and product ratings and reviews. She interprets Canstar Blue’s bespoke research on hundreds of consumer product and service categories to help shoppers identify the best brands and deals. 

Before joining Canstar Blue, Tahnee-Jae interned and freelanced at a variety of print and online publications, including The Courier Mail, The Wynnum Herald and Carindale Connect, and even dabbled as a travel editor for national indie magazine The Australia Times. She also had a stint as a media communications officer. 

Armed with a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) and a Bachelor of Journalism from the Queensland University of Technology, Tahnee-Jae aims to help Aussies make better-informed purchasing decisions and avoid costly buying blunders on products and services from appliances and electronics to groceries and decor.

When she’s not writing, there’s a good chance Tahnee-Jae’s giving Prada, her fur-baby, belly rubs, learning a new language, binge-watching shows, attempting to replicate the latest food trends and indulging in too much retail therapy. You can follow Tahnee-Jae on LinkedIn.

 

 

Content Projects

Streaming, Vehicles & Major Projects


Dean Heckscher

Content Projects Lead

Dean Heckscher Canstar Blue

Dean Heckscher is Canstar Blue’s Content Projects Lead, and covers everything from the fitness industry to small business, streaming services and the vehicles scene. He also leads Canstar Blue’s entry into new areas of content. He’s been writing in the comparison industry for more than four years. Prior to that, Dean worked for three years as a freelance writer whose work has included CarHamlet, Viw Magazine and Simple Living Australia.

Dean has dual Bachelor degrees in Business and Creative & Professional Writing from the Queensland University of Technology and completed further training in SEO and social media to further his expertise in producing digital content.

Dean is passionate about breaking down complex topics to help consumers better understand products, services and the markets around them. In his free time, Dean enjoys playing sport, volunteering and dreaming of a quiet country life, and is currently learning how to grow petunias. You can follow Dean on LinkedIn.

 

Luciana Lawe Davies

Content Producer

Luciana Davies Canstar Blue

Luciana Lawe Davies is a Content Producer at Canstar Blue, where she writes about streaming, appliances and consumer products and services. She’s been a writer for more than four years, including stints as a copywriter and assistant editor and copywriter, with her work appearing in publications including Lifestyle Queensland Magazine and websites such as Brothers Rugby Club.  She also did a stint at community radio station 4ZZZ.

Luciana has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Relations and English Literature and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Queensland

Luciana enjoys bringing readers the best in what’s on TV and at the shops. When not at her keyboard, she loves to escape to the beach, carve up shapes on the dancefloor and continue her quest for the perfect croissant.

 

Tom Fleming

Content Producer

Tom Fleming Canstar Blue

Tom Fleming is a Content Producer at Canstar Blue, where he specialises in sports streaming but also covers a host of consumer-related topics, especially in the internet and mobile phone spaces. Previously, Tom wrote for a  variety of lifestyle publications at Queensland Magazines, including The West End Magazine

Tom joined the Canstar Blue team after completing a Bachelor of Journalism at the Queensland University of Technology.

Writing about sports streaming comes naturally to Tom, who’s a passionate sports fan. He has a special place in his heart for football, basketball and cricket, and has proven himself to be a pretty dangerous volleyball player too. If he’s not on the court or the field, Tom’s probably trying to find his new favourite album, whether it be soul music from the 1930s, new-age jazz-hop or anything in between. You can follow Tom on LinkedIn