Belinda Hawkins has reported on national and international events for ABC TV and SBS TV for almost 30 years, filing from countries as diverse as Nigeria, Eritrea, Cuba, Germany and Russia. For the past 12 years she has been a senior journalist with ABC TV’s Australian Story program.
Belinda’s documentary work has been recognised with a raft of awards. Among them are seven Quill awards including the Gold Quill, four New York Festival Medals and four United Nations Media Peace Awards. She has also has a Walkley award and nine times been the bridesmaid as a finalist. Belinda has a Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Melbourne. She started her working life as high school teacher in country Victoria.