Pip Courtney

Philippa JanePipCourtney[1] is an Australian journalist and television presenter. She is known for her work as a reporter and host of the ABC series Landline.[2] In 2000, she became a reporter on The 7.30 Report, but returned to Landline in 2001.[3]


Courtney’s father, Michael, was a journalist and editor of The Examiner. She grew up in Launceston, Tasmania, and attended the Launceston Church Grammar School from 1977 to 1982. She then studied politics at the University of Tasmania, where she resided at Christ College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1986.[4] In 1993, Courtney joined Landline,[5] where she met cameraman John Bean during her first shoot; they married on 28 January 1999.[6] On 18 August 2011, Bean, television journalist Paul Lockyer and pilot Gary Ticehurst died in a helicopter crash while filming at Lake Eyre in South Australia.[7]

In 2011, Courtney received the Star Prize for Broadcast Journalism from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists for her Landline report, “Pipe Dream”, about the coal seam gas industry.[8] In 2014 and 2015, she received Clarion Awards for her reports “Horns of a Dilemma” and “The Big Dry”, respectively.[9][10]


  1. ^ Courtney, Pip (24 March 2011). “Time to Reflect and Celebrate”. ABC. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  2. ^ Glasser, Rose (12 February 2012). “Pip Courtney takes Landline’s centre stage”. Queensland Country Life. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  3. ^ “Pip Courtney”. ABC News. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  4. ^ Grube, Kathy (June 2010). “Pip Courtney: Looking forward, looking back” (PDF). Alumni News. University of Tasmania (37): 4–5. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  5. ^ “Pip Courtney”. ABC. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  6. ^ Dalton, Trent (17 March 2012). “The search for fragments of love”. The Advertiser. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  7. ^ “ABC mourns news crew killed in helicopter crash”. The Sydney Morning Herald. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  8. ^ “Pip Courtney tops agricultural journalism awards”. ABC News. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  9. ^ “ABC Landline’s Pip Courtney wins 2014 Clarion for rural journalism”. Rural Press Club. 31 August 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  10. ^ “Landline wins 2015 Qld Clarion for The Big Dry”. Rural Press Club. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2016.