Ellen Fanning

Ellen Fanning is a presenter of the national, nightly ABC TV current affairs discussion program The Drum. The program is a politician-free zone with panellists drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds, ages, ethnicities and locations from around Australia and around the world. She has spent her working life as a public affairs journalist working in Australia and abroad in on-air roles at the ABC on radio and TV, the Nine Network and at SBS. For her sins, she has interviewed every Australian Prime Minister since Malcolm Fraser. Despite this, she has maintained a faith in democracy and a deep affection and admiration for her fellow Australians.