Anthony Stavrinos is an experienced journalist with expertise across various media platforms, joining local newspaper, The Weekly Times, in early 2018.
A fierce advocate of independent local media, he replaced long-serving former colleague Chris Karas as TWT’s representative on the Ryde Sports Foundation Committee.
Anthony’s career kicked off in the early 1990s at local newspaper The Northern Beaches Weekender as its weekly football columnist.
After full-time roles at the NSL Foundation Club, Sydney Olympic SFC and Soccer Australia (later renamed FFA) as its youngest publicity officer, mentor and legendary football journalist, the late Michael Cockerill, gave Anthony the opportunity to fill in for him at The Sydney Morning Herald for six weeks.
In the late 1990s, Anthony went on to ‘cut his teeth’ in journalism at national news wire, Australian Associated Press, covering a wide variety of topics and serving in AAP’s Sydney 2000 Olympics coverage team.
In 2001, Anthony became Oceania contributing editor for Olympics news outlet, Around The Rings, and later, its offshoot, World Football Insider, covering major events, including the Athens 2004 Olympics, the Germany 2006 FIFA World Cup, the Beijing 2008 Olympics and the 2009 Confederations Cup football tournament in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In 2005, he became a freelance contributor with The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald and The Age and has reported for outlets including: Nova 96.9 (showbiz segment); SBS-TV’s Toyota World Sport; Crikey; Greek-Australian publisher Neos Kosmos; Access News; Austereo (‘Scandal Ant’ project); and has also served as features editor at marketing mag, B&T.