Speakers Profile - Hamish Macdonald

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Hamish Macdonald is an award winning Broadcaster and International Affairs Correspondent. Most recently he became a Fellow at Harvard University.

Hamish has covered war in Ukraine, Afghanistan and Libya, as well as the rise of ISIS in the Middle East, the rise of Donald Trump in America and the search for missing schoolgirls in Nigeria.

Hamish is a dynamic media professional with the capacity to shift between hard-hitting political interviews on daily breakfast programs, to hosting prime-time comedy news programs, in-depth investigations, podcasting, digital strategy consulting and live events.

In 2013 Hamish was appointed International Affairs Correspondent for America’s ABC News, after a career anchoring and reporting for Aljazeera. At Australia’s Ten Network he was Executive Producer & host of prime-time series ‘The Truth Is?’.

Hamish has received a prestigious Walkley Award for Journalism and a Human Rights Australia Award for Journalism. Britain’s Royal Television Society named him “Young Journalist of the Year” in 2008 and GQ Magazine named Hamish “Media Man of the Year” in 2012.