September 9 1969 )
|Education||1987–1988: Normanhurst Boys High School
1989: Turramurra High School
|Years active||2000 – present|
|Employer||Sky News Australia|
|Known for||Political reporting|
|Awards||ASTRA Awards – Most Outstanding Performance by a Presenter
2007 Sky News Australia – PM Agenda
David Speers is an Australian journalist and the political editor at Sky News Australia. He hosts the channel's flagship PM Agenda program Monday to Thursday afternoons, as well as Thursday primetime program The Nation with David Speers. Additionally, he presents political updates and conducts interviews throughout the day on the 24-hour news channel.
He worked with the Macquarie Radio Network, including the station 2GB, and the Southern Cross radio network, including stations 2UE and 3AW, before joining Sky in 2000. He has been a member of the National Press Club board since 2005.
In 2006, he was awarded with the Astra Award for "Most Outstanding Performance by a Presenter for Political Editor", as host of the regular Sky News current affairs program, Agenda. He again won the award for best presenter in 2007.
He was chosen to moderate the leaders' debate between John Howard and Kevin Rudd for the 2007 Australian Federal Election and again in the 2010 Australian Federal Election between Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott, as well as the 2013 Australian Federal Election between Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott.
Speers won a Walkley Award in December 2014 for a notable interview with Attorney General George Brandis, in which Brandis struggled to explain what metadata was despite being the minister in charge of proposed new laws surrounding the storage and police access of metadata.
- Speers, David (September 9, 2015). "David Speers". Twitter. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
- Sky News Australia Profile
- National Press Club of Australia
- WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2006 ASTRA AWARDS
- ASTRA Awards 2007 Winners List
- Journos vie for debate | The Australian
- Byrnes, Holly (13 March 2015). "ASTRA Awards 2015: Wentworth, Sky News among winners". News Corp Australia. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
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