David Richardson is a reporter on the Seven Network's Today Tonight programme. The ABC's media watchdog Media Watch has seized on some of Richardson's controversial stories, and has given him the dubious title of "Australia's worst serial offender".
Recipient of Pater Award for "Professional Excellence in Radio Arts and Sciences"
Recipient of Thorn Award for "Best Current Affairs Report"
===In Barcelona Tonight===<!-- This section is linked from Frontline -->Richardson was sent to Majorca by Today Tonight to pursue then-fugitive Christopher Skase. Richardson accosted Skase in his usual manner, but Skase did not engage with him; instead Skase opted to walk away from camera. Richardson alleged that because the Today Tonight crew's videos showed that Skase was in good health, Skase used his connections to the Majorcan government in order to establish police roadblocks to seize the Today Tonight crew's videotapes. The only support for these claims was a video of Richardson driving past police, exclaiming "Roadblocks! Let's get out of here". Media Watch proved, through examining the broadcast report, that this footage was shot in Barcelona, Spain, not on the island of Majorca as was claimed. The "police" that Richardson was passing were... Read More