Speakers Profile - Mark Burrows

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Mark Burrows started his career in television in Hobart in 1980 and has spent the past 17 years with Channel Nine.

A dual Logie and Walkley Award winner, Burrows is now a correspondent at large, covering Asia for National Nine News. During his career, Mark has had a box seat to many history-making stories. His first Logie was awarded in 1989 for his coverage of the Romanian revolution.

In 1992 he was posted to Nine's bureau in the US. In the course of nearly six years, he filed a wide variety of stories, from the riots and earthquakes in Los Angeles to two presidential campaigns. He travelled widely, including in South America and Cuba.He joined Nine's London bureau in 1997 just months before the death of Princess Diana.

During his time in Europe, Mark reported from Russia, the Middle East, Iraq and Kosovo. He was a frequent visitor to the Spanish island of Majorca, reporting on fugitive Christopher Skase.
In July, 1999, Mark was part of the team that covered the Interlaken canyoning disaster in Switzerland. The coverage earned a prestigious Walkley award.

More recently, he led Nine's coverage of the Bali bombings. His interview with victims and an exclusive interview with the bombers earned Nine another Walkley and a Logie for outstanding news coverage.