Sharon Carleton joined the ABC in Perth as a cadet radio and television reporter in the mid-1970s. Her work included reporting for News, This Day Tonight and The 7.30 Report in Sydney. She was compere of Statewide in WA and Nationwide in Canberra, where she first started contributing segments to ABC radio’s The Science Show. Sharon has also worked as the morning producer on Radio 2CN Canberra and bureau chief for Regional Television Australia in the old Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery. She has won the Paul Tonkin Memorial Prize and the Michael Daley Award for Science, Technology and Engineering Journalism. Sharon is now a freelance journalist who still contributes to The Science Show on Radio National forty years later.