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About The Local Austria
The Local’s goal is to give you all the news and essential information you need about Austria. Whether you are a foreign resident, a frequent visitor, someone with family in Austria or are planning a move to the country, our aim is to provide what you need.
Because The Local is staffed by people who have set up lives abroad, we have a keen understanding of the challenges our readers face and we work closely with our members in Austria to bring you the stories and practical tips that really matter.
The Local was founded in 2004 and we now have a team of dedicated journalists on the ground in nine countries. In 2018 we launched membership and in 2021 we were thrilled to reach a milestone of 50,000 paying members. This support means everything to us and makes us more determined than ever to continue investing in our award-winning independent journalism.
Meet The Local Team
James SavageCEO & Publisher
James moved to Sweden from the UK at the start of the millennium and was a co-founder of The Local in 2004.
Amanda PrevidelliEditor, The Local Austria
Amanda arrived in Europe from Brazil in 2016. She has worked for Globo and TV Bandeirantes and studied in Brazil, the US and UK, specialising in Journalism and International Relations.
Hayley MaguireJournalist, The Local Austria
Hayley is from the UK and moved to Austria in 2020 (for the second time). She is a regular contributor to The Local and also works as a copywriter.
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