Speakers Profile - Steve Cannane

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Steve Cannane is a Walkley award winning journalist with ABC News.

From 2016-2018 Steve has been one of the ABC’s Europe Correspondents based in London. In that time, he has covered many of the region’s big stories including Brexit, elections in France, Holland and the UK, the push for independence in Catalonia and terrorist attacks in France, the UK and Spain.

Before that he hosted the ABC’s news panel program The Drum and was a senior reporter on Lateline.

He was the founding presenter of Hack - Triple J's current affairs show.

In 2006 Steve won the prestigious Walkley Award for Broadcast Interviewing.

In 2009 Steve hosted the award-winning ABC TV series Whatever! The Science of Teenagers. Focusing on the science behind the teenage brain, Whatever! won the international award for best TV series in the 2010 SCINEMA Festival of Science Film Competition.

In 2009 Steve released his critically acclaimed book First Tests: Great Australian Cricketers and the Backyards That Made Them. It was chosen in 2010 as one of the 50 Books You Can't Put Down as part of the Australian Government's Get Reading! initiative.

In 2016 he released his exposé on abuses within Scientology. Fair Game – The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia, was a book that The Saturday Paper described as publication “that will drop your jaw on the first page and leave it on the floor until the last.” The book was a finalist in the Walkley Book of the Year Award.

Steve has also won the Excellence in Drug and Alcohol Media Reporting Award at the National Drug and Alcohol Awards.

Steve is an accomplished keynote speaker, MC and facilitator.