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Liam Bartlett

A Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia and one of Perth’s highest profile journalists and public broadcasters, Liam has spent almost 30 years working in Australia media. During that time he held a series of high...

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"Made our AGM function a special day. High profile speaker – high calibre presenter. We will definitely book Liam again. Rating: Excellent."

Anne-Marie Syme, Mortgage Industry Association of Australia W.A

 

"Liam's personal and professional approach to his role as master of ceremonies ensured our awards presentation projected the desired image of excellence to match the concept of the awards. We have utilised Liam's services for our annual event for the past three years."

Rod Hale, Executive Director. ECA WA

Liam Bartlett Travels from WA
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Liam Bartlett's Biography

Former 60 Minutes reporter, presenter and Channel Nine newsreader Liam Bartlett is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and a speaker, MC and facilitator.

 

A Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia and one of Perth’s highest profile journalists and public broadcasters, Liam has spent almost 30 years working in Australia media. During that time he held a series of high profile positions across all three major platforms – television, radio and print.

 

His roles have included hosting the state-based 7.30 Report on ABC TV, news anchor at STW Channel Nine in Perth and reporting duties for the Nine Network’s Melbourne bureau of ‘A Current Affair’, a columnist and feature writer for News Limited through the Sunday Times and the host of prime-time talkback shifts on Radio 6PR and 720 ABC Perth.

 

Indeed for six years, when Liam hosted the ABC’s flagship statewide morning current affairs program, it became the only Morning Program in the ABC’s Australian network that consistently out-rated its commercial opposition, a record that still stands today.

 

He is best known however to national audiences as the journalist who was asked to join the Nine Network’s most prestigious current affairs program, 60 Minutes – following the death of stalwart Richard Carlton. For six and a half years Liam lived mostly out of a suitcase, gathering interviews and information from scores of international destinations in what can only be described as the best ride any foreign correspondent could ask for.

 

His first assignment was the Israeli-Hezbollah war in 2006 and after dodging incoming Katyusha rockets in Israel and being bombed in Beirut, the baptism of fire was complete. Since then he has covered war zones in Iraq, Afghanistan, South Ossetia and Syria. In less risky parts of the world he has been tear-gassed on the West Bank, stoned by a mob in Nigeria and lost in the middle of the Congo.

 

He has felt many emotions, including extreme claustrophobia in the tunnels of Gaza, extreme discomfort being licked by a large Alaskan black bear and extremely bruised after a serious car crash in Siberia. Respected by his peers for covering stories that others don’t want to do, Liam has ignored strenuous advice from an Australian prime minister to ‘stay away’, inadvertently taken the wrong advice and been bitten by a deadly snake as a result and wished he’d had better advice before helping to raid the nest of a three metre mother crocodile!

Liam is also an excellent master of ceremonies/facilitator, and entertaining speaker who provides a fascinating insight into what goes on behind the headlines in a presentation titled, 'The Business of Media – the Back Room of Making News.'

 

Liam enhances any special occasion and is equally at home as a master of ceremonies or facilitator, and has been MC and speaker for major corporate events including CPA Australia WA Congress, BHP Billiton Mine Project launch, Australian Medical Association Conference, Association of Super Funds of Australia Conference, Royal Australian Institute of Architects Gala Awards, Tourism WA – Australian Tourism Exchange, Alcoa Australian Executive Dinner, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia Business Forum, and many others.

Speaking Topics Include

'The Business of Media – the Back Room of Making News'

’60 Minutes of Fear, Fame and Fun’