Ellen Fanning is an Australian journalist, and since 2017 she is the host of The Drum.
Fanning began working in commercial radio in 1988 right after she graduated with a communications degree at the Queensland University of Technology. She later joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, presenting ABC Radio National national current affairs programs PM for two years, AM and occasionally The 7.30 Report on ABC TV.
In 2000, Fanning moved to the Nine Network, working first as a reporter with 60 Minutes. Later she was a reporter for A Current Affair, before becoming a substitute presenter for A Current Affair and Today. In 2005, she became presenter of Nightline, replacing Helen Kapalos.
In 2006, Fanning became co-host of Sunday with Ross Greenwood, who was then replaced by Ray Martin in 2007. Martin left the Nine Network in 2008 leaving Fanning as the solo host of the program, alongside Michael Usher presenting the news and Stephanie Brantz presenting the latest sports news.
Since 2017 she is the host of The Drum.
Co-host with Ross Greenwood and Ray Martin
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