Justin Armsden

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Justin Armsdenis an award-winning television news journalist in Australia,[1][2] reporter and presenter. Armsden was at the host of CNN's Living Golf[3][4] and an anchor of the network's daily sports program, World Sport, and later worked as an investigative reporter for A Current Affair.[5]

Early life[edit]

Armsden grew up in Victoria, the son of newspaper journalist, Alan Armsden, the Managing Editor of the Herald sun in Melbourne.[6]


Armsden moved to Queensland in 1989 and began his career in 1990 as a cadet newspaper journalist at Brisbane's Sun newspaper.

Between 1992 and 1995, Justin was police and court reporter at the Gold Coast's Bulletin newspaper. During this time, Armsden won two Golden Quill Awards in the categories of Best News Story (Print) and the Golden Quill Journalist of the Year.

Armsden moved into television news reporting in 1996, joining Channel Nine's Gold Coast News service as crime correspondent. In 1999, Justin moved to London and took up a position at Sky News online. In 2000 he began work at CNN, covering international sporting events and interviewing sports celebrities. He covered the 2002 World Cup (soccer) in Japan for CNN. He reported from Jamaica as the suspected murder of cricket's Bob Woolmer unfolded, and covered the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Wimbledon, Ashes series, Champions League finals, Tour de France, Six Nations final in Wales (2009), Golf's Open Championship, Dubai World Championship, Dubai Desert Classic, Ryder Cup, Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Armsden also hosted CNN International's coverage of the Masters at Augusta, for the return of Tiger Woods to professional golf in 2010. Armsden interviewed many well-known sports celebrities.

Armsden returned to Australia in October 2010, where he took up a post as an anchor for Fox Sport News. After six months with the network he moved to Channel 9's A Current Affair.[7] He created national headlines in 2012 after uncovering information about controversial MP Craig Thomson. Armsden interviewed a former prostitute who claimed to be one of Thomson's clients but she later retracted her statement, despite signing a statutory declaration.[8][9][10]

In 2014 he uncovered the hiding place of con man Peter Foster, and reported on his arrest.[11][12]


Armsden ran and finished the London Marathon in 2000.


  1. ^ "Con man Peter Foster’s hide-out was nerve centre for his latest scam operation". Gold Cost Bulletin, Kathleen Skene, 30 October 2014
  2. ^ "Much to discover before getting to the bare bottom of latest Peter Foster saga". Sydney Morning Herald, 31 October 2014 . Andrew Hornery
  3. ^ "Dream job still hard yakka". Courier Mail, 5 Sep 2009
  4. ^ "The business of golf is a key factor in Dubai and that's what attracted the European Tour". Emerites 24/7 Gary Meenagham , 31 January 2009
  5. ^ "Exodus continues at Nine’s Current Affair". The Australian, 15 March 2016
  6. ^ " Crying a river over Mowbray collapse". Sydney Morning Herald, 8 June 2012. Suzanne Carbone
  7. ^ "Hooker turns doen Nine's caxh offer". NT News, 7 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Channel Nine aired ex-prostitute's claim on Thomson, even when she said it wasn't true". Sydney Morning Herald. 7 June 2012, Katharine Murphy
  9. ^ "Tabloid TV in a tiff as former prostitute recants her statement on Thomson" Financial Review Kate McClymont and Phillip Coorey Date: 07/06/2012
  10. ^ "D-day looms for Gillard in her fight with the media barons.". The Age, KATHARINE MURPHY via Financial Review.
  11. ^ "Cops red-faced over Foster arrest". Kathleen Skene and Paul Weston, Gold Coast Bulletin, 29 October 2014
  12. ^ "Much to discover before getting to the bare bottom of latest Peter Foster saga". Sydney Morning Herald, Andrew Hornery, 1 November 2014.

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