Hugh Riminton is an author, television news presenter and radio broadcaster.
His career includes more than twenty years as a foreign correspondent for CNN and the Nine Network. Hugh has reported from numerous war and conflict zones, from Afghanistan and Iraq to Somalia, Rwanda, South Sudan, East Timor, the Balkans and Israel’s wars with its neighbours, among others. He reported the Port Arthur massacre, the Thredbo disaster, China’s Sichuan earthquake, and once bought hundreds of slaves in Africa in order to set them free. He was also the Canberra-based political editor for the TEN Network.
He is currently Senior Journalist and Presenter for TEN, frequently presenting TEN Eyewitness News, The Project and Studio 10 as well as contributing to TEN Daily and other print and online outlets. Hugh also presents “Sunday Extra” - a radio current affairs show heard every week on ABC RN.
Hugh’s journalism honours include a Logie, two Walkley Awards, the United Nations Media Peace Award and awards from the Australian Human Rights Commission. He is the recipient of a prestigious US Award, The DuPont-Columbia Award, for his coverage of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
In 2017 Hugh published his bestselling memoir Minefields: A Life in the News Game.
Hugh is an in-demand speaker and MC at innumerable major events in Australia and Internationally.
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