Annabel Crabb has been a journalist for more than 12 years, and for ten of those she has been covering national politics.
Prior to becoming a journalist, Annabel completed arts and law degrees at the University of Adelaide but decamped when a legal career threatened to become a reality.
Annabel undertook a cadetship at Adelaide's The Advertiser in 1997, and covered first state and then federal politics for the newspaper, relocating to The Advertiser's Canberra bureau in 1999.
She was hired by The Age in 2000, and worked as House On The Hill columnist and political correspondent before travelling to London in 2003 to work as London correspondent for the Sunday Age and Sun-Herald newspapers.
While she was in London she wrote a book, "Losing It: The Inside Story of the Labor Party in Opposition", published in 2005. The book explored the Australian Labor Party's opposition leaders Kim Beazley, Simon Crean and Mark Latham.
In 2007, Annabel Crabb returned to Australia as a senior writer and political columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald. In June this year, Annabel wrote a Quarterly Essay entitled "Stop At Nothing: The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull", which won a 2009 Walkley Award for best magazine feature writing.
She left Fairfax in November 2009 to join the ABC as chief online political writer.
Annabel has worked extensively in radio and television as a political commentator, and has been a regular on the ABC's Insiders program since its inception in 2001.
Annabel Crabb is interested in new platforms for political reporting, and has established a regular live "Twittercast" of parliamentary question time.