Eleanor Hall

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For the psychotherapist and author, see Eleanor L. Hall.

Eleanor Hall is an Australian journalist and presenter.


Hall graduated with a Master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York and has covered all corners of the globe.

After returning from working and studying in the United States as a recipient of the Harkness Fellowship in the 1980s, Eleanor joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She has reported and presented for ABC News, 7:30 Report, Lateline, Foreign Correspondent and ABC Radio Current Affairs.

Eleanor has travelled extensively in her career taking her to Boston, Mexico, Nicaragua, Cuba, Guatemala, United Kingdom, Hungary, Thailand, the Philippines, India and back to New York.

In 1998 she was the ABC's Washington correspondent covering the Clinton impeachment. Closer to home, Eleanor worked for five years as a senior Current Affairs reporter in the Canberra Parliamentary Press Gallery. She has also reported for television news and current affairs from Sydney and Darwin . Prior to joining the ABC, Eleanor was a scriptwriter on the documentary, Chile Hasta Cuando, which won the 1986 Brazilian and Cuban film festival awards. She also freelanced for National Public Radio in the United States.

In 2000, Eleanor joined ABC Radio's current affairs reporting team serving AM, PM and The World Today. After a short break for maternity leave, she took up her current position as presenter of The World Today.

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