Kerry O'Brien (journalist)


Kerry O'Brien (journalist)

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nationality = Australian
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Kerry O'Brien (born 27 August 1945) is an Australian television journalist based in Sydney. Born in Warwick, Queensland, O'Brien started as a news cadet in 1966. He has worked in newspapers, wire service and television news and current affairs, as a general reporter, feature writer, political and foreign correspondent, interviewer and compère, and also served as press secretary to former Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.

After six years as compère and interviewer of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "Lateline" program, O'Brien moved in 1995 to "The 7.30 Report", of which he is editor and compère. He also anchors and moderates the ABC's election telecasts. O'Brien has won many awards, including the top award in Australian journalism, the Gold Walkley in 2000. He is one of the most respected journalists in Australia, but has received mixed criticisms for his tough and penetrating, interviewing style, which has led to accusations of bias. He also has made several appearances on "The Chaser's War on Everything", a popular comedy show on the ABC, although not by his choosing. [ [http://www.uq.edu.au/journ-comm/index.html?page=30146&pid=0 Kerry O'Brien] School of Journalism and Communication, University of Queensland, accessed 14th December, 2007.]

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