Jonathan Holmes has been a journalist for 35 years. Born and educated in Britain, he joined BBC TV’s current affairs group in 1971. After 12 years working behind the camera on programs like 24 Hours, Nationwide and Panorama, he came to Australia in 1983 to become executive producer of the ABC’s Four Corners, where he stayed until 1985.
Apart from a brief stint making documentaries in Boston, Massachusetts, and a two-year posting to Washington DC as an ABC correspondent, he has lived in Australia ever since. He became an Australian citizen in 1990.
At various times in his varied career, Jonathan has served as head of ABC documentaries, executive producer of the ABC programs Foreign Correspondent and The 7.30 Report, and of Channel Ten’s short-lived current affairs program Public Eye. Since 1993 he’s been more frequently an on-air reporter for Foreign Correspondent and Four Corners. He’s been a nominee for a Walkley Award four times – though never a winner – and, with Jill Jolliffe, won the 1998 Logie Award for Best Documentary.