Canstar Blue Media Center




Our expert knowledge in researching and rating products earns us regular spots on national and regional media. Our Corporate Affairs team, which received industry recognition in the shortlist of finalists for the Mumbrella CommsCon 2020 PR team of the Year (In-House), is on hand to provide timely and insightful data, analysis and commentary to help support media stories.
We are able to draw from data from our large database, consumer insights from our professional and extensive research program, and supporting commentary from our experts that provides deeper insights. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact Canstar Blue’s PR team for media enquires


Belinda Williamson

Group Manager, Corporate Affairs


Mobile: +61 (0) 418 641 637

Christine Seib Canstar Blue Editor In Chief

Christine Seib

Editor in Chief


Mobile: +61 (0) 408 863 964

Meet Canstar Blue’s Spokespeople



Megan Doyle

Canstar Blue CEO

Megan Doyle is the CEO of Canstar Blue, and responsible for the strategy and operations of the Canstar Blue business.

Megan has extensive knowledge of the Energy, Telco and Shopping industries and has acted as Canstar Blue spokesperson for the last 5 years, covering industry updates and also Canstar Blue proprietary research findings.

She has had multiple appearances on 9 News7 News, quoted in many print and online publications and radio interviews.

Christine Seib Canstar Blue Editor In Chief

Christine 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 News7 News and in print and digital media across Australia.

Christine has almost three decades’ experience as an award-winning journalist and editor with some of the world’s largest media platforms, including The TimesCNBC 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.

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!


Effie Zahos

Canstar Editor-at-Large

Canstar’s Editor-at-Large, Effie Zahos, has more than two decades of experience helping Aussies make the most of their money. As one of Australia’s leading personal finance commentators, Effie has a knack for making money matters simple. Effie regularly speaks with media across Australia. In a career spanning 25 years, she’s covered just about every money topic from budgeting and saving to investing and retirement.

Prior to joining Canstar, Effie was the editor of Money magazine, having helped establish it in 1999 after working as head researcher of Channel Nine’s Money show. She has contributed articles to a range of publications including Australian Women’s WeeklyReal Living and Mamamia. Effie is the author of The Great $20 Adventure A Real Girl’s Guide to Money: From Converse to Louboutins and Ditch the Debt and Get Rich.

Effie is also the proud mother of two reformed spenders. An avid podcast listener, she now has a podcast of her own – Real Money with Effie Zahos. She says her greatest fear is retiring in a polyester outfit and drinking cask wine.

Tara Donnelly: Telco Editor

Tara Donnelly

Telco Editor

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 News7 NewsSunrise, the ABC and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Megan Birot: Home & Lifestyle Editor

Megan Birot

Home & Lifestyle Editor

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.

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 News7 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?


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Editorial Team

Canstar Blue has a skilled team of experienced journalists, content writers and subject matter experts dedicated to producing factual, up-to-date and well-researched information.


Meet the Editorial Team


Canstar Blue Research Team

Research Team

Canstar Blue’s Research Team provides the expertise that powers our Star Ratings and Awards, designed to help Australian consumers make more informed purchasing decisions.


Meet the Research Team