The Truth Is

About Hamish

Hamish Macdonald is an award-winning broadcaster and journalist. He is the presenter, creator and co-executive producer of The Truth Is?

In the past year, Hamish has launched the new-look TEN Eyewitness Late News, worked on a series of primetime documentaries for the network and hosted coverage of the London Olympics.

During 2012, Hamish received a coveted Walkley Award and a Human Rights Television Award for his investigations into people smuggling on The Project. He was also named 'Media Personality of the Year' at the GQ man of the year awards, and nominated 'Best New Talent' at the Logies.

Since joining TEN in 2010, Hamish has covered wars, disasters and major world events. He was on the ground in Egypt and Libya witnessing war and revolution, spent time on the frontline in Afghanistan and covering the famine in Somalia. He has been underground in the smuggling tunnels of Gaza and investigated refugee conditions in Malaysia. His coverage of the tsunami in Japan also earned him Walkley Award nominations.

Named Young Journalist of the Year by the British Royal Television Society in 2008, Hamish also anchored Al Jazeera’s International Emmy-nominated coverage of the Georgia-Russia war live from Tbilisi. He has spent extended periods reporting on the war in Afghanistan and street riots across Asia, and has investigated border incursions between India and China.

During his time with Al Jazeera, Hamish hosted the flagship Newshour program. He has worked for the UK's Channel 4 News, and has studied Arabic in Yemen and Indonesian in Jakarta.