Speakers Profile - David Speers

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David Speers is the host of Insiders on ABC TV, Australia's premier political interview and discussion program. He appears across ABC television and radio programs providing political analysis and writes a regular Sunday column for ABC news online.

Prior to joining the ABC in 2020, David was the Political Editor of Sky News Australia for 19 years.

David is one of Australia's most respected political journalists and interviewers and has been chosen to host Leaders' Debates and Forums at the last 5 federal elections.

David has won 3 Walkley Awards, 2 Kennedy Awards, an AACTA award and the 2019 Press Gallery Journalist of the Year Award. He served as Press Gallery President for 3 years and a Director of the National Press Club in Canberra for 15 years.