Anthony Dowsley has been a crime reporter with the Herald Sun since 2004. He has covered unsolved homicides, law and order issues and police corruption. He broke the Lawyer X story in 2014, despite court action by Victoria Police. He is recognised as the driving force for subsequent Lawyer X inquiries, culminating in the royal commission into police informants, which began in 2019. He was recognised for both these investigations with the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award in 2019. Patrick Carlyon has been a senior features writer at the Herald Sun for a decade. He has won two Walkley Awards for feature writing: one for his coverage of the Black Saturday fires, the other for his account of a war medic in Afghanistan. He and Anthony Dowsley shared the Gold Quill award, among other awards, from the Melbourne Press Club in 2018 for their investigation into Nicola Gobbo.