Peter Stefanovic is an award winning journalist, author, and presenter of the Sky News flagship breakfast news program, First Edition.
Stefanovic was a foreign correspondent for the Nine Network for almost a decade. Based in Los Angeles, and later in London, he covered a turbulent time in history which included wars in the Middle East and Europe, terror attacks, natural disasters, and national elections.
On his return to Australia he was a reporter for 60 Minutes, and a presenter on the Today Show, before moving to Sky. On top of his daily news show, Stefanovic also films documentaries for Sky.
He’s also written a book about his experiences overseas titled Hack in a Flak Jacket.
From 2008-2015, Peter was the Nine Network's foreign correspondent, based in London and Los Angeles bureaus.
In 2014, he reported from Gaza City during its 50 day war with Israel. Under threat from heavy artillery and rock attacks, he covered Israel’s military invasion and received a prestigious Walkley Award nomination for excellence in Journalism. He also covered the similar 2009 and 2012 conflicts from both sides of the border.
Peter has a passion for conflict reporting, and again in 2014, made several trips to Iraq where he covered the stunning and deadly advances of the so-called Islamic State. He was based in Baghdad and the northern city of Erbil, as militants cut swathes through Iraq and Syria. Also that year, he spent weeks in eastern Europe as civil war raged between Ukraine and Russia.
Peter was a constant presence in North Africa during 2011’s historic Arab Spring, which saw revolutions in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia. He reported from Cairo’s Tahrir Square the night Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was toppled as leader. He was also among the first western reporters to enter Libya for its uprising, which turned into a civil war and resulted in the death of Colonel Moammar Gaddafi.
Peter has been on the ground for many of the world’s most recent tragedies and historic moments. The 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the London riots, the massacre in Norway, and many European elections. Showing versatility, he’s also covered three Olympic Games, and the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
In 2013, he made several trips to South Africa to report on and present prime-time documentaries on the death of Nelson Mandela and the arrest and court appearances of Paralympian Oscar Pistorious.
Peter was posted to London after three years as a United States correspondent. There he covered the 2008 presidential election and first inauguration of Barack Obama.
During this posting, he travelled all over the Americas from Alaska to Rio de Janeiro to Haiti where he reported on the earthquake that killed more than 300 thousand people. He covered the death of Michael Jackson, multiple Academy Award and Golden Globe ceremonies.
Prior to joining the Nine Network, Peter was a cadet reporter with WIN TV in Rockhampton and Canberra. He graduated from Queensland’s University of Technology.