Madeleine Byron started her career with the Shepparton News in June 2015. With a Masters degree in photography, Madeleine first joined the team as an around town photographer, working Friday and Saturday nights. After falling in love with the news room Madeleine or Maddy as she is known in office, put her hand up for a cadet journalist role in January last year. Stepping out of her comfort zone and enrolling in a journalism degree with Deakin University, Maddy is submitting monthly assignments and learning on the job. While Maddy enjoys sharing stories about her home town of Numurkah and her upcoming wedding in October, she is best known for her weekly feature "My Pet".