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Ellen
Fanning

Award-winning current affairs journalist.

Profile

In her 20 years as an award winning public affairs journalist, Ellen Fanning has interviewed every Australian Prime Minister from Sir John Grey Gorton to Malcolm Turnbull.

Current work

Ellen co-presents ABC TV’s “The Drum” and is regularly seen and heard on ABC TV’s 730 and on ABC Radio around Australia.

Previous experience

She has reported politics from Canberra to the White House while her broader career has taken her to locations as diverse as the North Pole, an airline refueling fighter jets over Bosnia and a Collins Class submarine deep in the Indian Ocean.

She spent the first ten years of her career at the ABC where she presented both the AM and PM current affairs radio programs. She also served as the ABC’s Washington correspondent.

She was later a reporter on the Nine Network’s 60 Minutes and the last presenter of Nine’s Sunday program.

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It was a pleasure working with her and I will most definitely be recommending her for future events. Ellen Fanning was very professional and did a lot of behind the scenes investigating to ensure she truly understood the event content and background and could therefore tackle any question and handle the panel session. Ellen was quick on her feet and was one of the highlights of the event. Australian Council of Local Government
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