Big Apple in Emma’s eye

Derek Barry
By Derek Barry
Updated June 8 2018 - 3:09am, first published June 6 2018 - 3:30am
BIG WIN: Emma Cillekens (right) and fellow NYU student Alessandra Freitas accept the New York Emmy for their work on the Finding Sanctuary NYC project. Photo: supplied

For eight years Emma Cillekens was a household name in Mount Isa first as a North West Star journalist then as an ABC radio presenter before making a brave move in 2016 to further her career and studies at New York University.

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Derek Barry

Derek Barry

Editor, the North West Star

Editor of the North West Star Mount Isa since January 2016. Prior to that, an editor at several regional southern Queensland newspapers. Passionate about telling local stories. Comes with a strange accent to due an Irish accident of birth.