Barrie Cassidy is host of the ABC's top rating Sunday morning political discussion program Insiders – now in its 14th year. Until recently he also hosted the sporting equivalent companion program Offsiders.
Barrie has been a journalist for 47 years – and a political journalist since 1977. He has worked as a political correspondent for ABC news and 7.30 and as a foreign correspondent in Washington and Brussels. He was senior press secretary and senior political adviser to prime minister Bob Hawke from 1986 to 1990.