Hugh Riminton

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Hugh Riminton
Born 1961
Sri Lanka
Occupation Journalist & News Presenter

Hugh Riminton (born 1961 in Sri Lanka) is a journalist, foreign correspondent and television news presenter.

Riminton currently co-hosts Ten Eyewitness News in Sydney with Sandra Sully.


In 1989, he joined the Australian Nine Network. He became its London-based correspondent in 1991 and during his time in London, had his first daughter Caitlin. While at Nine, Hugh reported for every National Nine News and current affairs program.

Over the next decade he won several honours for his international reporting work, including a Logie Award (1996) for coverage of Tahiti's independence movement and a Walkley Award for his coverage of the 2000 Fijian coup d'etat. He was also nominated for Walkley Awards for reportage in Papua New Guinea (1998), Kosovo (1999), Southern Sudan (1999) and Iraq (2003).

In 2001, he was appointed full-time presenter of the Nine Network's national evening news program Nightline, where he remained until joining CNN in December 2004. From Sri Lanka, he reported and presented during CNN's Alfred Dupont Award-winning coverage of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. He also reported extensively from Iraq, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and elsewhere during this time. In Hong Kong he had his second daughter Coco. A son, Jacob, was born in Canberra in June 2009.

From January 2005 until September 2008, he co-anchored CNN Today with Kristie Lu Stout out of Hong Kong. During that time, the programme twice won the Asian Television Award for Asia-Pacific's Best News Programme.[1]

Riminton left CNN in 2009, to take up a position as senior political correspondent for Australia's Ten News. He also hosts a Sunday morning show, Meet the Press, where he interviews politicians. He is also an occasional guest presenter on the Network Ten's The 7PM Project.

In November 2010, Riminton was appointed as Ten News Political Editor and Bureau Chief in Canberra with Paul Bongiorno becoming National Affairs editor. In 2013, Riminton hosted current affairs program Revealed on Network Ten.

In February 2014, Network Ten announced that Riminton would co-host Ten Eyewitness News in Sydney with Sandra Sully and would host Ten Eyewitness News Late.

Personal life[edit]

Raised in New Zealand where he met his wife Sue, he began work as a cadet reporter, aged 17 in Christchurch before moving to Australia in 1983 to work for the Macquarie Radio Network in Perth and Melbourne. Hugh and Sue had a daughter, Caitlin in 1992 in London.

Riminton holds a master's degree on peacekeeping policy from Macquarie University. Riminton was later married to Kumi Taguchi, presenter and producer for ABC News 24. They had a daughter, Coco, in Hong Kong in November 2006. In December 2010, Riminton married Mary Lloyd in Cambodia. They have a son, Jacob, who was born in 2009, and a daughter, Holly.[2][3]


Media offices
Preceded by
Sandra Sully (solo)
Ten Eyewitness News Sydney
Co-host with Sandra Sully

February 2014 - present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Danielle Isdale
Ten Eyewitness News Late

February 2014 - May 2014
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Paul Bongiorno
Ten Eyewitness News
Political Editor

November 2010 - January 2014
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Jim Waley

2001 - 2004
Succeeded by
Helen Kapalos