Kerry O’Brien

Kerry O’Brien is one of Australia’s most distinguished and respected journalists and the winner of six Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism. He has been a journalist for 50 years covering print, television and wire service, as a reporter, feature writer, columnist and foreign correspondent. For ABC TV, he presented The 7.30 Report for more than 15 years, Four Corners for five years and Lateline for six years. He has interviewed many world leaders including Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair, as well as many influential figures in the arts, science and business. For 20 years he was also the face of the ABC’s election night coverage. Kerry’s acclaimed four-part interview series with former Prime Minister Paul Keating was broadcast on the ABC in 2013, and his book expanding on those conversations was published in 2015. His memoir is due out in 2018.