George Negus


George Negus, journalist, broadcaster and author


George Edward Negus (born 13 March 1942 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian author, journalist, and television presenter who has been hosting the Dateline current affairs programme for the SBS network since 2005.

Negus studied arts and journalism at the University of Queensland and was a high school teacher before writing for The Australian and The Australian Financial Review. He became most prominent, however, as a reporter for This Day Tonight, a pioneering current affairs show on the ABC in the 1970s, and later in the heyday of the Australian 60 Minutes from 1979 until 1986, and then hosted the Today Show until 1990.

Negus hosted the ABC's foreign-themed current affairs Foreign Correspondent from 1992 until 1999. After this he went to live in Italy for several years.

In 2004, Negus returned to the ABC and hosted the early evening timeslot show George Negus Tonight covering "trends and issues with an Australia-wide team of reporters and producers". After the axing of this show he moved on to host Dateline on SBS.

Negus has also written several books, including one based on his time in Italy, and co-wrote a series of children's books with Kirsty Cockburn, his partner, in the early 1990s. His latest, successful book is The World from Islam, an investigation of the Islamic world.

Negus lives on a farm near Bellingen on the New South Wales northern coast, with his partner, herself a journalist and a collaborator on many of Negus's projects, and their sons Ned and Serge. Negus is a fan of football and a former board member of Soccer Australia. (Credit: Wikipedia).

 

Website

Negus Media

Profiles

SBS

60 Minutes

2008 News

Richard Branson appeared on SBS Dateline on the 9th April 2008


Media Man Australia does not represent George Negus