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Ellen Fanning

Travels from: New South Wales


Award Winning Current Affairs Journalist. Master of Ceremonies.

Categories: MCs & Hosts, Women in Business

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Ellen Fanning is best known for her work as an award-winning current affairs journalist.

At 24, she broke new ground, becoming the first woman to host one of ABC Radio’s national current affairs programs. Two years at the helm of PM were followed by several years anchoring AM on ABC Radio and serving as occasional host of ABC TV's 7.30 Report.

Ellen also served as the ABC's Washington correspondent and has reported from locations as diverse as Transylvania and the North Pole, under the Indian Ocean aboard an Australian Navy submarine and 30,000 feet over Serbia from a US Air Force refuelling jet.

Ellen Fanning has interviewed every current and former Australian Prime Minister from John Howard to John Gorton and has met and interviewed world leaders from France, Britain, Ireland, Israel and the United States.

Most recently, Ellen Fanning has been a reporter for the Nine Network's 60 Minutes and Sunday programs. She has also had extensive experience moderating political, business and community events in Australia. Ellen is currently the presenter of ABC TV's 'The Drum', a panle discussion program discussing the news of the day.


As a facilitator Ellen Fanning's strength lies in her ability to clarify goals, define roles and reach agreed outcomes across both cultural and language barriers.

With a wealth of experience in communications, politics, social, cultural and business issues, Ellen Fanning's informative and stimulating presentations make her an ideal moderator, facilitator and keynote speaker.

Ellen Fanning - Women in Business

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