Sales is an award-winning author and journalist at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Prior to her current role, she anchored Lateline, interviewing major figures including Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair and Henry Kissinger. From 2001 to 2005, she was the ABC’s Washington correspondent, covering stories including the aftermath of September 11, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the 2004 US presidential election and Hurricane Katrina. From 2006 to 2008, she was the ABC’s national security correspondent. In 2005, Sales won a Walkley Award for her coverage of Guantanamo Bay and the case of David Hicks. Her book on the subject, Detainee 002, was won the George Munster Award for Independent Journalism. Her writing has been published in The Monthly, The Bulletin, The Australian, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Diplomat. One of her essays was included in The Best Australian Political Writing of 2007. Her second book, On Doubt, was published in 2009. Sales is a sought-after public speaker and has appeared at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, the Sydney Institute, the National Press Club, the Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne writers festivals. She has earned a master’s degree in international relations and a bachelor’s degree in journalism.