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Dominique Schwartz's Biography
Dominique Schwartz is currently the ABC’s National Rural and Regional Reporter based in Adelaide and was a founding reporter on Foreign Correspondent. Dominique also worked as the New Zealand correspondent.
Dominique began her journalistic career in 1982 as a cadet in the ABC's Victorian newsroom. She switched to ABC Radio Current Affairs, then joined SBS as a senior reporter in 1986.
After a stint with Channel Seven in Melbourne, she headed to Japan. During almost two years in Tokyo, Dominique was an editor for an American newswire and the weekend producer and presenter for Japan Cable TV News. She also filed for ABC Radio while in Japan.
Many viewers will remember Dominique as a reporter for Foreign Correspondent on the ABC. She worked for the program from 1992 to 1997, reporting from the war zones of Sierra Leone and Afghanistan, the icebergs of the Arctic and the remote, pirate-infested waters of the Philippines.
In 1996, Dominique won the New York Film Festival UNESCO gold award for her story on Burkina Faso's campaign to end female genital mutilation.
Dominique Schwartz joined the ABC's South Australian newsroom in March 2001, returning from a three-year posting as the ABC's Middle East correspondent. In the same year she was highly commended in Australian journalism's Walkley Awards for her coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and was a finalist in two categories of the Logies.
In 2002, Dominique was honoured with South Australia's Barbara Polkinghorne Award for her contribution to the media, writing and artistic expression.
She has spent a good deal of her life escaping danger - be it marauding militia, charging elephants or screaming kids (the latter less successfully).Dominique is in demand as a public speaker corporate host and master of ceremonies.