Portrait of Ginny Stein

Ginny Stein

Ginny Stein is a reporter/producer and camera operator. She has spent much of her career working as a foreign correspondent and filming her own stories.

Stein was first posted overseas by the ABC to Thailand in 1997, and later to Indonesia, covering events such as the end of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, the overthrow of Indonesia's dictator Suharto and the violence surrounding the birth of East Timor as the millennium’s newest nation.

After five years as a correspondent for the ABC in Asia, she spent almost a decade working internationally as a video journalist filming and reporting for a range of programs including SBS TV's Dateline.

From Afghanistan and Pakistan to the Middle East, and throughout Africa and Asia, Stein filmed and filed stories ranging from upheaval to astounding human endeavour.

She has won numerous awards, including three Walkeys — two of which were won for stories she filmed and reported from Africa.

Her final assignment as the ABC’s Africa correspondent was to cover the funeral of South Africa’s first democratically elected President Nelson Mandela in 2013.

Since returning to Australia, she has turned her focus to regional and rural Australia, covering stories for Lateline and Landline.