Hamish Macdonald

Inside Biography


Hamish Macdonald is an Australian news presenter and broadcast journalist, also recognized for his appearance at networks including Channel 4, ITV, Network Ten, and Al Jazeera English.

Early life and education

Hamish Macdonald was born on 17 May 1981, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He graduated from Charles Sturt University in the year 2002.

He also has an older brother and two sisters. Their family used to run a pharmacy in the past years. Hamish is white in ethnicity and holds Australian nationality.


Macdonald's career began after completing his graduation. He began a short stint as a reporter covering politics in Canberra with regional broadcaster WIN. Later he moved to the United Kingdom, where he reported for Channel 4 and ITV.

In UK's channel, Macdonald made his career as a reporter and news producer; he covered major stories like Asian tsunami and the London Bombings.

Later in 2006, Hamish Mcdonald worked as a producer for Al Jazeera English's regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Later in the summer of 2006, Macdonald worked as a news presenter at the Kuala Lumpur bureau of Al Jazeera English.

On 20 Feb 2008, He was awarded "Young Journalist of the Year" award at Royal Television in London.

Later, he moved to Al Jazeera's London bureau, during which time he also acted as the UK correspondent Fir Australian breakfast program Sunrise, as he left Al Jazeera English in June 2010.

In November 2010, Australia's Network Ten announced that Macdonald would report for 6:30 with George Negus as a senior foreign correspondent and fill-in presenter.

He worked there for three years, and later he announced that he would be leaving Channel Ten in September 2013.

After he had left Channel Ten, Macdonald joined the ABC Television Network in the US in a senior role as an international affairs correspondent for the network.

Besides being contracted to Network Ten in Australia until March 2014, he achieved an early release from the network who supported his new appointment.

Personal life

Hamish Macdonald has not disclosed much about his information. As he works in the media business, Hamish always says, he's got a way of keeping his secrets about his girlfriend.

Some of his fans a s sume that he is a gay, or he may not want media to get frenzy, even though he connected to social media. Yet he has not posted any pictures with his girlfriends or his life partner.

Net worth

Hamish Macdonalds, earns a decent amount of money from his journalism career, as his annual salary is estimated to be $60K and with that amount of a yearly salary, he must have a good amount of net worth too. He is one of the richest journalists in the Australian journalism industry.   

by Bchrome, 27 Jun, 2017

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