Phillip Coorey joined the Canberra press gallery in 1998 as the Chief Political Correspondent with Adelaide’s The Advertiser. He spent 2003 and 2004 in the US as News Ltd New York correspondent and covered the 2004 US primaries and presidential election. He was appointed Political Editor of The Advertiser upon his return to the press gallery in 2005. Coorey joined the Sydney Morning Herald in 2006 and was the paper’s Chief Political Correspondent until late 2012 when joined Australian Financial Review. He is the paper’s Political Editor. He won the Paul Lyneham award for press gallery excellence in 2012 and 2013.