Kerry O’Brien talks with CAAMA about the changing face of media….


Kerry O’Brien  has been described as  a “giant of Australian journalism” and is  probably best remembered for his  incisive interviewing style on ABC television with both The 7.30 Report and Four Corners .

Kerry, who is the recipient of six Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism including the Gold Walkley, and the Walkley for Outstanding Leadership, has been a role model for generations of broadcast journalists.

Career Highlights

2010-2015Presenter/Interviewer Four Corners ABC TV
2015Author “Keating”, publisher Allen & Unwin
2013Feature interviews with Paul Keating (four-part series) and Clive James
1995-2010Editor and presenter/interviewer National 7.30 Report (ABC TV)
1990-1995First presenter/interviewer Lateline (ABC TV)
1993-1994Political columnist Time magazine
1988-1989Political Editor Ten Network.
1988-1989Founder & presenter Face To Face (Ten Network).
1987Political Correspondent (ABCTV)
1985-1986Senior Reporter Four Corners (ABC TV)
1983-1984First US Correspondent (Seven Network)
1975-1977Senior Reporter Four Corners (ABC TV)
1972-1975Senior Reporter Australia’s first daily current affairs program This Day Tonight (ABC TV)

“The traditional models of mainstream media have been completely turned upside down by social media, by the internet and what has followed !”

Kerry O’Brien chats with Floyd Doyle in the CAAMA Studio caamapwphoto 2023

“The internet has been used to spread misinformation, a flood of misinformation which is very difficult for mainstream journalism to deal with !”

“We cannot take democracy for granted.”

CAAMA radio’s Floyd Doyle caught up with Kerry to talk about how media has changed during his nearly fifty years in the profession...

Kerry O’Brien caamapwphoto 2023

L- R Floyd Doyle, Bruce Dennehy, Kerry O’Brien, David Liddle, Jack Orr.