David Speers

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David Speers
David Speers interviewing George Brandis on PM Agenda.png
David Speers (left) interviewing George Brandis on PM Agenda
Born David Speers
September 9 1969 )[1]
Sydney, Australia
Education 1987–1988: Normanhurst Boys High School
1989: Turramurra High School
Occupation Political Editor
Years active 2000 – present
Employer Sky News Australia
Known for Political reporting
Awards ASTRA Awards – Most Outstanding Performance by a Presenter
2007 Sky News AustraliaPM 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.[2] He has been a member of the National Press Club board since 2005.[3]

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.[4] He again won the award for best presenter in 2007.[5]

He was chosen to moderate the leaders' debate between John Howard and Kevin Rudd for the 2007 Australian Federal Election[6] 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.[7][8]

Speers won the 2015 ASTRA Award for Most Outstanding Performance by a Broadcast Journalist for the eighth time in a row[9]