Sophie McNeill

Currently an investigative reporter for Four Corners, Sophie McNeill was formerly the ABC’s foreign correspondent in the Middle East. She had worked across the region in countries such as Israel, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Egypt and Turkey, as well as the Palestinian territories. Sophie has twice been awarded Australian Young TV Journalist of the Year and in 2010 won a Walkley Award for her investigation into the killing of five children in Afghanistan by Australian Special Forces soldiers. She was also nominated for a Walkley in 2015 for her coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis. In 2016, she won two more Walkleys for her coverage of Yemen and besieged towns in Syria. Previously she worked as a reporter for ABC’s Foreign Correspondent and SBS’s Dateline programs and she is a former host of triple j’s news and current affairs program Hack. We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know is Sophie's first book.