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.
|2010-2015||Presenter/Interviewer Four Corners ABC TV|
|2015||Author “Keating”, publisher Allen & Unwin|
|2013||Feature interviews with Paul Keating (four-part series) and Clive James|
|1995-2010||Editor and presenter/interviewer National 7.30 Report (ABC TV)|
|1990-1995||First presenter/interviewer Lateline (ABC TV)|
|1993-1994||Political columnist Time magazine|
|1988-1989||Political Editor Ten Network.|
|1988-1989||Founder & presenter Face To Face (Ten Network).|
|1987||Political Correspondent (ABCTV)|
|1985-1986||Senior Reporter Four Corners (ABC TV)|
|1983-1984||First US Correspondent (Seven Network)|
|1975-1977||Senior Reporter Four Corners (ABC TV)|
|1972-1975||Senior 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 !”
“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...
L- R Floyd Doyle, Bruce Dennehy, Kerry O’Brien, David Liddle, Jack Orr.