Award Winning Current Affairs Journalist. Master of Ceremonies.
Best known as an award-winning current affairs journalist, Ellen Fanning holds a wealth of experience in politics, social, cultural, and business issues.
At age 24, Ellen became the first woman to host one of ABC Radio’s national current affairs programs. Spending two years at the helm of PM radio, Ellen then spent several years anchoring AM on ABC Radio, as well as served as the occasional host of ABC TV's ‘7.30 Report’.
Her career has also included serving as ABC’s Washington correspondent, where she reported from a variety of diverse locations, including Transylvania and the North Pole, under the Indian Ocean in an Australian Navy submarine, and 30,000 feet over Serbia from a US Air Force refuelling jet. She has interviewed current and former Australian Prime Ministers, as well as world leaders from France, Britain, Ireland, Israel, and the United States.
Most recently, Ellen has worked as a reporter for the Nine Network’s ’60 Minutes’ and ‘Sunday’ programs. She is currently the presenter of ABC TV's 'The Drum', a panel discussion program that discussing the news of the day.
Ellen’s extensive journalistic experience makes her an incredible facilitator. With an ability to clarify goals, define roles, and reach outcomes, Ellen delivers an informative and stimulating presentation. She is an ideal moderator, facilitator, or keynote speaker.