Eric Campbell is one of Australia’s best known and most experienced international journalists, having reported from more than 100 countries for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation since 1996. A Foreign Correspondent – From Moscow to Beijing and 100 Countries in between
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Eric Campbell's Biography
Eric Campbell is one of Australia’s best known and most experienced international journalists, having reported from more than 100 countries for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation since 1996.
He has headed ABC bureaus in Moscow, Beijing and Kabul and most recently spent three years based in Barcelona, Spain.
Eric has covered wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya and Kosovo and reported from every continent including Antarctica.
In 2003 he won the Logie Award for Best News Coverage in Afghanistan. The same year he was badly wounded in a suicide bombing in Iraq.
Since recovering from his injuries, he has been a roving reporter for ABC TV’s flagship international program, Foreign Correspondent.
Eric is a specialist on the former Soviet Union and a sought-after commentator on Ukraine and on Vladimir Putin, who he has reported on since 1999. He has also worked extensively in Taiwan and run Chinese blockades to film disputed reefs claimed by China in the South China Sea.
He has made several documentaries on climate change and has witnessed the effects of global heating first-hand from Greenland to the Falkland Islands, the Himalaya, the Swiss Alps, West Africa, California, the Philippines and the Norwegian High Arctic.
Eric is the author of two best-selling travel memoirs, Silly Isles and Absurdistan which has been translated into three languages.
He’s a frequent guest on ABC programs to discuss being a foreign correspondent.
Now Eric is spending more time at home availing himself to share his experiences with corporate audiences. Eric is also available for hosting and MC work.
Eric lives in Sydney with his wife and three-year-old daughter.
Speaking Topics Include
A Foreign Correspondent – From Moscow to Beijing and 100 Countries in between
Climate Change – From Greenland to the Falkland Islands experiencing first hand the effects of global warming
Dealing with PTSD – My 30 year mental health experience while travelling the world as a correspondent