Hamish Macdonald is Senior Foreign Correspondent on the Ten Network’s 6pm with George Negus. He shares hosting duties with Hugh Riminton in George’s absence.
Born and raised in the Snowy Mountains town of Jindabyne, Hamish left Australia in 2003, working initially for the prestigious UK Channel Four News before moving to the Al Jazeera Network. Named Young Journalist of the Year in the UK in 2008, Hamish more recently anchored the International Emmy nominated coverage of the Georgia-Russia war live from Tbilisi.
Highlights from his journalistic careers so far involve spending extended periods reporting from the frontline of the war in Afghanistan, street riots across Asia and investigated secret border incursions between India and China as well as oil industry corruption in Cambodia. Hamish has honed his interviewing skills on numerous world leaders and senior figures in South East Asia’s Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist network.
Hamish also specialises in presenting major news events live from location. He has anchored coverage of the UK, US & Afghan elections, the G20 summit, the Georgia-Russia war from Tbilisi and the Sichuan Earthquake from China. During his time with Al Jazeera Hamish hosted the flagship Newshour program as well as investigative program People & Power and debate program Inside Story. He also stood in for Sir David Frost on Frost over the World.