Patrick Abboud

Patrick (Pat) Abboud is a Walkley award-winning investigative journalist, documentary director and TV/radio host. Pat is a three-time winner at the New York Festivals TV & Radio Awards, a Walkley Foundation/Media Diversity Australia, and Kennedy Award recipient. Pat’s work has been nominated for the prestigious Rose D’Or in Europe and SXSW’s Innovation Award. He’s also been honoured as LGBTQIA+ Journalist of the Year twice. Pat is the founder of Only Human, a production company making original factual films, television, podcasts and interactive documentaries for global audiences. His most recent eight-part queer true crime documentary series has won nine international awards. Pat was the founder of SBS TV program The Feed, where he was a reporter/producer/director and presenter for seven years. He also co-hosted and directed content for the annual SBS Mardi Gras live TV broadcast for seven years. Pat has directed and presented several documentaries for Dateline from across the globe. As a correspondent, to date he’s explored 53 countries, scouring almost every continent for untold stories. As an interviewer, his popular TV series #PatChat where he sits down with pop stars, politicians and everyday people with extraordinary stories has clocked up more than 50 million views across social media. He continues to report for The Project on Network 10, and his next three-part screen documentary/eight-part podcast series is currently in development. Recently awarded one of Australia’s 45 World Pride Rainbow champions medals for his ongoing commitment to the queer community, Pat is ambassador for Twenty10 and Wear it Purple advocating for LGBTQIA+ young people.