Sebastian Walker

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Sebastian Walker is a broadcast journalist, currently working for Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera America.


Al Jazeera English

Sebastian has worked for Al Jazeera English in the United States since 2008. First based at Al Jazeera English's main US bureau, in Washington, DC and now in Al Jazeera America's San Francisco Fault Lines show hub, he is a presenter on Fault Lines, the channel's flagship-show about the Americas, and reports from across the continent.[1]

Before joining Fault Lines, Sebastian was a foreign correspondent,with a particular interest in Haiti. Al Jazeera English was the only international TV news network to maintain a bureau in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake[2] and Sebastian arrived in Port-au-Prince less than 24 hours after the earthquake hit to report on the damage. He then stayed on for a year and a half to document the progress of the relief effort.[3]

Prior to being based in the Americas, Sebastian worked in the Middle East. He served at the channel's main broadcast-centre, in Doha in Qatar, where he helped to launch the channel.[citation needed]

Earlier career

Sebastian has worked for the Baghdad Bulletin,[4] and various international news organisations, including Reuters[5] and AFP, and has reported from a number of key countries around the Middle East region, including: Iraq,[6][7] Libya and Afghanistan.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Fault Lines Website". 
  2. ^ "Al Jazeera English Launches in Canada on Bell TV, Rogers and Vidéotron". CNW. May 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ Walker, Sebastian Walker (December 13, 2010). Turmoil in Haiti. Interview with Diane Rehm. The Diane Rehm Show. 
  4. ^ Ponsford, Dominic (10 October 2003). "Baghdad Bulletin bites dust". Press Gazette. 
  5. ^ Garthwaite, Rosie (21 June 2011). How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone. Bloomsbury Publishing. 
  6. ^ Walker, Sebastian (9 July 2003). "Where deadlines can prove fatal". The Baghdad Bulletin. 
  7. ^ Garthwaite, Rosie (21 June 2011). How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone. Bloomsbury Publishing. 

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