Shane Wright has been the Economics Editor for The West Australian newspaper for the past decade, having joined the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery with Australian Associated Press in 2000. Before that he worked for The Border Mail, including stints as its chief-of-staff, Wodonga bureau chief and Albury council reporter. He started his journalism career at the Cootamundra Herald and also spent time with the Wagga Daily Advertiser. When not cheering on the Albury Tigers or the Collingwood Football Club, he listens to the music of Kate Bush. He is also the author of two family history books.