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BioMacdonald is an Australian broadcast journalist and news presenter. Previously, he has worked in the networks like Channel 4, ITV, Network Ten and Al Jazeera English. Macdonald is of Australian nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
BirthHamish Macdonald birthday is on 17th May 1981 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. There is no detail information found related to his childhood life, parents, and educational background but it is believed that previously his parents had a pharmacy. He has two sisters and a brother. Rory, his elder brother is a producer and reporter with 702 ABC Sydney and his Kari Keenan, older sister is a producer for 2UE.
Education and early careerAfter he completed his high school education with good percentage, he got enrolled at Charles Sturt University and received his graduate degree in 2002 majoring in journalism. As soon as he did his graduation, he began working as a reporter in a short stint in Canberra with regional broadcaster WIN covering news on politics.
CareerAfter working in Canberra for some time, he moved to the United Kingdom and began serving as a reporter in Channel 4 and ITV. Then, he worked as a news reporter and producer in the Channel 4 News and covered the news on the Asian tsunami and the London Bombings. He also reported live news in various networks and served as a reporter in different Australian networks like Nine, Seven and ABC. In the year 2006, he worked for Al Jazeera English's regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as a producer. He served as a news presenter at the Kuala Lumpur bureau of Al Jazeera English in the same year. He won the Royal Television Society awards under the category of Young Journalist of the Year in London. He resigned from Al Jazeera English in June 2010.
Later in November 2010, he served as a senior foreign correspondent and fill-in presenter in Australia's Network Ten. He was a reporter and guest panelist on The Project. He was also the host of the current affairs series The Truth Is in 2013. At the end of 2013, he joined ABC Television Network, the United States on 6th January 2014 as an international affairs correspondent. Later, he went to London branch. In addition, he also played the role of a reporter in the film Olympus Has Fallen. Besides, he was also nominated for the Logie Awards for the category of Most Outstanding Newcomer.