Eleanor Hall is host of The World Today, and occasionally fills in as host on ABC TV's The Drum. She has two decades of reporting experience with ABC TV News, including working on 7.30, Lateline, and Foreign Correspondent. She was the ABC's Washington correspondent in the late 1990s and she worked for five years in the Canberra parliamentary press gallery. Prior to joining the ABC, Eleanor freelanced for US National Public Radio from Central America and worked at WGBH in Boston as the youngest ever recipient of the Harkness Fellowship. She earned her Masters in Journalism from Columbia University in New York, has been a fellow at Oxford University’s Reuters Institute where she submitted a paper on the Obama e-campaign. In 2012 she won the European Union’s Journalism Award.