Chantelle Francis is a journalist and writer based in Melbourne.

By day, she covers hard news, focussing on the facts. By night, her imagination runs wild making up fictitious stories. 

She is currently a reporter and social media coordinator for The Weekly Times, and also has experience working as a television reporter.

Chantelle was named the 2019 Young Journalist of the Year by the Rural Press Club of Victoria, and was a Young Journalist of the Year finalist in both the mid-year 2020 Walkley awards and 2019 Melbourne Press Club Quills awards.

She has a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) and has studied in both Australia and the USA.