Hamish Macdonald is an award winning broadcaster and foreign correspondent, and fellow at Harvard University. He has covered wars, disasters and major world events and has secured nominations in prestigious journalism awards such as the Walkley Awards and the Quills Australian Journalist of the Year Award, a rare achievement for a commercial television network news reporter. He was also a finalist for the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent. A versatile news reporter and presenter he has delivered ground-breaking news reports (people smuggling in Indonesia), fronted investigative documentary specials (Bikie Wars: Here and Now) and regularly co-presents on The Project. Named Young Journalist of the Year by the British Royal Television Society in 2008, Hamish also anchored Al Jazeera's International Emmy nominated coverage of the Georgia-Russia war live from Tbilisi. During his time with Al Jazeera, Hamish hosted the flagship Newshour program and stood in as host for Sir David Frost. Hamish has studied Arabic in Yemen and Indonesian in Jakarta. He has worked for the UK's Channel 4 News and for five years with the international broadcaster Al Jazeera English.