George Negus

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George Edward Negus (born 12 March 1942) is an Australian author, journalist, and television presenter and is currently presenting 30 with George Negus on Network Ten.

Education

Negus studied arts and journalism at the University of Queensland. Negus attended Indooroopilly State High School located in the Brisbane suburb of Indooroopilly in Queensland.

Career

Negus was a high school teacher before writing for The Australian and The Australian Financial Review. He served as press secretary for Attorney-General Lionel Murphy. He became most prominent, however, as a reporter for This Day Tonight, a pioneering current affairs show on the ABC which began in 1967 and continued through the late 1960s and into the 1970s, and later in the heyday of the Australian 60 Minutes from 1979 until 1986, and then hosted Today until 1990.

From 1992 until 1999, he hosted the ABC's foreign-themed current affairs Foreign Correspondent. After this project he went to live in Italy for several years.

In 2002, Negus returned to the ABC and hosted the early evening timeslot show George Negus Tonight covering "trends and issues with an Australia-wide team of reporters and producers". The show was axed in November,...
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