Lucie is an award-winning freelance investigative journalist, producer & writer based in Melbourne, Australia.
LATEST NEWS: LUCIE IS COVERING THE CARDINAL PELL LEGAL PROCEEDINGS EXCLUSIVELY AS A REPORTER FOR CNN AND A COLUMNIST FOR http://www.thenewdailyau.com
With a love for compassionate, hard-hitting story-telling Lucie has extensive wide-ranging international media experience in two hemispheres. Lucie has been a staff reporter for the Press Association and Daily Mail in London, Associate Editor of Marie Claire, Australia and a Senior Writer at News Corp.
Privileged to have been working in the front row of history for over 15 years, Lucie has reported on the death of Princess Diana in London and Paris, travelled to New York for 9/11, covered the London nail bombings and reported on the Catholic child abuse scandal in Australia.
Most notably, Lucie was the first journalist in the world to reveal to the public and the Catholic community world-wide that there was a secret police investigation into the third most powerful figure in the Vatican – Cardinal George Pell – regarding allegations of historic sexual abuse. Details of the story can be read on the separate page “The Pell scoop & legal proceedings.”
Lucie is delighted to have recently signed a contract with CNN to cover the Cardinal Pell legal proceedings in Melbourne. She has also been hired by Australian website http://www.thenewdailyau.com to lead the coverage of Pell’s legal proceedings and write a column; “Pell’s Day in Court.”
The Cardinal is the most senior Vatican figure in history ever to face criminal charges.
Just before the Cardinal was charged Lucie wrote a special three-part series on the police investigation into Cardinal George Pell for Byline.com
She has also reported on Pell from Melbourne for the New York Times.
In February and March 2017 Lucie was involved in a ground-breaking project run through Byline.
Lucie live-tweeted the final three weeks of evidence relating to the Catholic Church at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
As a mother herself, Lucie is passionate about the topic of child abuse. She was crowd-funded to travel to Sydney by her twitter followers which was a first in the Australian media news landscape.
In total her tweets gained 1.2 million impressions and in the final two days of evidence from the Archbishops of Australia her tweets gained 200,000 impressions alone. Her twitter feed can be viewed at @luciemorrismarr
In recent months Lucie has enjoyed reporting on other assignments for CNN including the Flinders Street driver incident in December 2017 and the Same Sex marriage vote. She has also written investigative pieces for The New Daily on ice addiction, prison life, anniversary of the Bali bombings and the final report of the Royal Commission.
Lucie is available to write freelance news, features and interviews for print or online on a wide range of topics including news, investigations, human interest, real life, health, travel and social issues. Lucie is also available for TV researching and producing.