Media Training

Neryl East


Neryl East Communications





New South Wales


Neryl is a communication and credibility expert who shows leaders and teams how to stand out, accelerate success and avoid costly reputation mistakes.
She has been a professional communicator for more than three decades, including a career in television and radio and a stint as an Olympic announcer. She has also spent many years managing high-profile issues in the public and private sectors, and training executives and entrepreneurs on leading in the media spotlight.
Neryl has a PhD in Journalism and am an Amazon best-selling author on media and reputation. She has also lectured in public relations at the University of Technology, Sydney and the University of Wollongong.


Neryl started in Sydney radio way back in the 80s, before moving to television and the WIN Network where she was a reporter, producer and weekend presenter. During that time she mentored and trained many young journalists and established the company's western NSW news operations (which were sadly axed in June 2019).
After leaving WIN Neryl freelanced for the Australian and the Southern Cross and Prime networks before moving into corporate communications. Her roles included:
Head of Communications and Marketing, Australian War Memorial
Manager External Relations, University of Western Sydney
Manager Communications and Public Relations, Wollongong City Council
Manager Media and Communications, Shellharbour City Council
Since setting up her own communications business in 2008 Neryl has conducted media training and executive media coaching across the government, business and not-for-profit sectors. Her clients have included:
Transport for NSW
Councils across NSW
SDN Children's Services
University of Wollongong
GJ Gardner Homes
Senior business leaders in Malaysia
State Emergency Service South Australia

Media training services offered:

  • Print
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Online
  • Presentation



Reviews and Recommendations:

"In my many years of local government management, I’ve not come across anyone with the range of skills and experience that she offers. Neryl has incomparable experience in the world of journalism, media relations and training."
Michael Willis, former General Manager, Shellharbour City Council

"Your training was so well-received, and we’ve had lots of great feedback from staff who participated. We’ve even already started implementing some of the tips you provided."
Mieka Symes, Communications Coordinator, Mildura Rural City Council

"Thanks for your work yesterday at the media training. I have just finished the analysis of the evaluations and the feedback was great. One participant even said it was the ‘best course I’ve been on’."
Training Officer, Transport for NSW