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Megan Levy

Megan Levy is a breaking news reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald, after previous stints at The Age in Melbourne and London's The Daily Telegraph. Email or tweet Megan with your news tips.

Julie Taylor pays tribute to Katrina Dawson after Sydney siege

Michael Koziol, Megan Levy Katrina Dawson and Julie Taylor shared many things; a career, a friendship and memories forged through time. This week the world learned they shared 16 terrifying hours trapped inside the Lindt cafe.

Pregnant Sydney siege survivor Julie Taylor says her unborn baby is healthy

Survivor: Julie Taylor.

Megan Levy In a few months time, Sydney barrister Julie Taylor and her husband are expecting the birth of their "precious" baby.

Tori Johnson's partner pays tribute: 'He has made our city smell like flowers'

Tori Johnson, killed in the siege in Martin Place.

Megan Levy The air over Martin Place is brimming/overflowing with the sweet perfume of flowers, drifting from the sea of bouquets that have bloomed at the site of this week's tragedy.

Gunman Man Haron Monis 'caught on CCTV in Martin Place' an hour before siege

Vision believed to be of Man Haron Monis walking in Martin Place ahead of Monday's fatal siege.

Megan Levy Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis is believed to have been captured on CCTV camera walking calmly through Marin Place an hour before he entered the Lindt Chocolat Cafe on Monday morning and began...

Sydney siege aftermath: seven minutes, two bangs, and when the waiting game became a tactical assault

Freed hostages run from the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Martin Place.

Megan Levy They're the unaccounted-for minutes of confusion when the Sydney siege escalated from a waiting game to a full-scale tactical assault.

Professor Barry Spurr resigns from University of Sydney after email leaks

Barry Spurr

Megan Levy Professor Barry Spurr has resigned from the University of Sydney, two months after he was exposed for sending a series of inflammatory emails that included derogatory references to Aboriginals,...

Bail review call for Amirah Droudis, partner of Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis

Siege gunman: Man Haron Monis.

Megan Levy NSW Attorney-General Brad Hazzard has asked for an immediate review of the decision to grant bail to the partner of Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis, who is facing a charge of murder.

How Sydney siege gunman tricked police into thinking there was a bomb in his backpack

Man Haron Monis was captured on camera wearing a backpack inside the Lindt cafe.

Megan Levy Snipers who had their guns trained on gunman Man Haron Monis throughout the Sydney siege were reluctant to take the shot because he was wearing a backpack which he claimed was filled with explosives,...

Sydney siege: Harrowing images captured by Channel Seven cameraman Greg Parker

Channel Seven cameraman Greg Parker: He fed his images of the siege back to police headquarters.

Megan Levy Monday morning had started like any other day for veteran Channel Seven cameraman Greg Parker.

Sydney siege over as police storm Lindt cafe


Megan Levy Three people, including the gunman, are dead as the Sydney cafe siege ended in a volley of gunfire shortly after 2am on Tuesday.

Ray Hadley 'spoke to a hostage' inside Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Martin Place

Ray Hadley

Megan Levy Broadcaster Ray Hadley claims to have spoken on the phone to one of the hostages being held inside the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Sydney's Martin Place.

Employees tied up, attacked with machete in club robbery


Megan Levy A man is undergoing surgery on his arm after being attacked with a machete during an armed robbery on the NSW mid-north coast.

Woman shot through door in Auburn is Lola Hamzy, mother of Brothers 4 Life founder Bassam Hamzy

Crime scene

Megan Levy Two men have been shot in Sydney's west, just hours after a woman was shot in the stomach at a home in Auburn.

John Hopoate in confrontation with female journalist outside Sydney court

John Hopoate in a confrontation with 2UE reporter Leonie Ryan at the Downing Centre Local Court.

Megan Levy John Hopoate is certainly no stranger to a confrontation on the football field or in the boxing ring.

Man found lying injured on a road outside Bankstown Hospital dies

Police forensic officers go over the crime scene.

Megan Levy A man has died shortly after a doctor found him lying critically injured on a road outside a hospital in Sydney's west, police say.

Caught on camera: Image of suspect captured on CCTV camera he was 'stealing'

Caught on camera: Man photographed allegedly stealing a CCTV camera from a Wollongong business.

Megan Levy Criminals aren't always the brightest bunch.

Sydney teen headbutted, punched by nine thugs on walk home from school

Megan Levy A teenage boy was bashed and robbed by a group of nine thugs who attacked him on his way home from school in Sydney's west, police say.

UK BASE jumper Gareth Jones killed in North Head cliff fall

Gareth Jones

Megan Levy British BASE jumper Gareth Jones, from Brighton on England's southern coastline, was an experienced BASE jumper with more than 500 jumps under his belt, but it was a seemingly innocuous trip to North...

Fire engulfs home in Parkes

Fire engine

Megan Levy Four people are unaccounted for after a fierce blaze engulfed a home in central western NSW, firefighters say.