Ian Munro writes on major crime stories, legal issues and national security. He has been a journalist since 1980, having worked with Leader Associated Newspapers, the Herald and Weekly Times and The Age. During his career he has covered state politics, urban affairs, the law and business as a news, general and feature writer. His positions have included state political reporter for the Sun News-Pictorial, urban affairs editor and senior writer for The Age. He is a former news editor of The Sunday Age, and was for more than three years principal press secretary to two premiers of Victoria, John Cain and Joan Kirner. He is, with Age colleague Gary Tippet, the author of a collection of true crime journalism.