Media training

Power-charge your media skills in record time

Catherine's approach to Media Training

You can be a great media performer. Watch your confidence grow beyond your expectations and be inspired to build your business and professional profile.

Learn how to master the tough interview. 


Catherine McGrath’s media training is uniquely strategic, captivating, powerful and fun. 


During her own media career, Catherine was known as one of the country’s toughest media interviewers. The image above is  Catherine in action interviewing the now Prime Minister Scott Morrison when he was Treasurer.


From introductory media appearances to surviving gruelling television interviews, Catherine McGrath power-charges your performance like no other trainer.


For 30 years Catherine asked the tough questions on SBS and ABC television and radio. A veteran of the federal parliamentary press gallery, Catherine was a long-time Chief Political Correspondent for ABC radio and political editor for both public broadcasters. Global in her outlook and experience Catherine was also ABC South East Asia Correspondent based in Singapore and ABC Asia Editor. 


Catherine holds a Bachelor of Education and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. 

Clients include some of the country’s biggest companies, Government agencies, research bodies, universities, think-tanks, professional associations and not-for-profit organisations. ​

How the training is delivered

Catherine offers one-on-one training and small team sessions for executives, media spokesperson(s) and corporate media teams.  Training is delivered anywhere from a three hour session to full or multiple days.  

Catherine offers one-on-one training and small team sessions for executives, media spokesperson(s) and corporate media teams.  Training of any duration available from a 3-hour power session to full or multiple days.  All training is confidential.

Catherine tailors training across all media platforms, including, radio, online, print and pre-recorded TV and video, live TV and radio, press conferences, news grabs and specialist online/print trade publications. 


Catherine's bespoke training is designed for your organisation, your key messages and your brand.

Following the training, Catherine offers  mentoring refresher sessions
and ongoing media support if required.

Training fees and bookings

Please contact the Catherine McGrath Media team to receive a price specific to your media objectives. 


Thanks Catherine.   I’m coming from a low base in terms of experience with media interviews, so the training was exceptional.

I learnt a great deal.  Thanks so much for giving us some highly relevant tools and insights to help us through.  The mock interviews were excellent.

The pace was good throughout.


I’m feeling far better armed to jump into this kind of thing in the future!