Peggy and Robert Channon, 2011 Stanthorpe Showgirl Emma Channon and Lachlan Campbell Photo Contributed
Peggy and Robert Channon, 2011 Stanthorpe Showgirl Emma Channon and Lachlan Campbell Photo Contributed Contributed

Where are they now: Emma Channon

CHANNON is a fairly well-known name around Stanthorpe and Emma Channon is no exception.

Emma, the daughter of Robert and Peggy Channon of Robert Channon Wines, moved back home to Stanthorpe in 2009.

Her siblings, Gareth and Penny, both attended Stanthorpe State Primary School.

However, it is her stint at the Border Post as a cadet reporter that most Stanthorpians will remember Emma for.

Emma first took up a seat in the Border Post office in January 2010 where she worked for 12 months before moving to work as a reporter at the Warwick Daily News for another year.

One year later she made the move to sunny and warm Townsville.

"I am still in Townsville and working as a journalist at the Townsville Bulletin," Emma said.

"I'm the court reporter up there which is very interesting and have covered stories from the Palm Island riots to murder cases."

And while Emma misses the chilly winters, she does love living close to the beach.

"I loved how warm and friendly everyone was (in Stanthorpe), especially considering it was the start of my reporting career (and you need people to talk to you in this job)," Emma said.

"I especially loved Step Into Life classes with Natalie Sands and joining the Stanthorpe Show's wine committee and helping at the Small Winemakers Show.

"I really loved living with my parents again for a year and helping around the winery when I could."

And while Emma enjoys living in Townsville and spending her time snorkelling, she does miss Stanthorpe.

"Unfortunately the trip home is expensive so I haven't been able to get back as much as I would like to, but I will definitely be home again soon," she said.

"I would love to be back for next Apple and Grape festival."

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