Speakers Profile - Andrew Geoghegan

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Two-time Walkley Award winner Andrew Geoghegan presents ABC's Weekend Breakfast program and is also a regular presenter on ABC News24.

The versatile journalist is an experienced live television interviewer and host. He's as comfortable quizzing politicians as he is talking sport. He's an accomplished performer on radio and television and delivers fast paced, breaking news with knowledge and authority.

Andrew was the ABC's Africa correspondent for four and a half years, covering the continent's major stories such as the lawlessness of Somalia and the conflict in Darfur.
He worked undercover in Zimbabwe on many occasions, despite being banned from reporting there. He exposed the failure of both the Mugabe Government and United Nations in preventing the cholera outbreak. The story won a Walkley Award and a UN Correspondents Association medal.

Andrew's 2009 investigation of the international adoption business in Ethiopia was also recognised with a Walkley Award and led to a change in adoption practices. His work has also been acknowledged with UN Australia Media Peace awards.

Andrew fell into broadcasting when he spent his spare time dabbling at the university radio station while completing an Urban Planning degree. His hobby led to a cadetship at the ABC in Perth.

He's worked as a journalist in Europe and Asia covering some of the world's major news events and he hosted a daily finance program for Bloomberg Television. At the ABC, Andrew has reported for Lateline, Inside Business and 7.30. He was also the finance correspondent for ABC radio current affairs.

The married father of three is involved in community service and is particularly devoted to the cause of juvenile diabetes.