Speakers Profile - David Speers

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David Speers is Political Editor at SKY NEWS and anchor of “PM Agenda” and "Speers Tonight" on SKY NEWS LIVE.

David is one of Australia's most respected political journalists and interviewers. He has served for more than a decade on the board of the National Press Club, was elected President of the Parliamentary Press Gallery for three years. He has been chosen to host Leaders’ Debates and Forums at the last three federal elections.

David has won two Walkley Awards, Australia's highest journalism honour and more than a dozen ASTRA awards for broadcast journalism and presenting.

Between elections David is one of the busiest and best connected correspondents in Canberra.

David joined SKY NEWS as Political Editor in 2000 and has since seen the channel grow to become the home of political and national affairs coverage in Australia.

He hasn't been confined to the Press Gallery in that time, traveling extensively across the country and abroad.

David has covered the last three Presidential elections in the United States and reported from China, India, Afghanistan, Indonesia and throughout Europe. He has also interviewed a number of world leaders including George W. Bush and Tony Blair.

Prior to joining SKY NEWS, David worked as a Political Reporter for a number of radio stations in Canberra and at New South Wales Parliament in Sydney.