Sebastian Walker

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Sebastian Walker
Occupation Investigative broadcast journalist
Employer Al Jazeera English
Known for "Longitudinal" investigative reports
Television Fault Lines
Awards Emmy Award
Peabody Award
duPont Award

Sebastian Walker is an investigative journalist and an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, who is currently a correspondent and package producer for Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera America.


Al Jazeera English[edit]

Walker has worked for Al Jazeera English in the United States since 2008. First based at Al Jazeera English's main US bureau, in Washington, D.C. and now in Al Jazeera America's San Francisco Fault Lines show hub, he is a presenter on Fault Lines, the channel's flagship news magazine about the Americas, and reports from across the continent.[1]

Before joining Fault Lines, Walker was a foreign correspondent, with a particular interest in Haiti. Al Jazeera English was the only international TV news network to maintain a bureau in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake[2] and Sebastian arrived in Port-au-Prince less than 24 hours after the earthquake hit to report on the damage. He then stayed on for a year and a half to document the progress of the relief effort.[3] Walker was instrumental in discovering and documenting the United Nations' role in the 2010–13 Haiti cholera outbreak, the largest such outbreak in recent history.[4] Walker won a DuPont-Columbia University Award in Broadcast Journalism for his work in Haiti.[5] He continued covering Haiti at Fault Lines, which was awarded a News & Documentary Emmy Award for "Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine" on 30 September 2014 for the episode "Haiti In A Time Of Cholera",[6] which also earned a Peabody Award.[7]

Walker has also repeatedly covered the Occupy movement in the US and the shooting of Michael Brown near St. Louis, Missouri which precipitated sustained protests.

Prior to being based in the Americas, Walker worked in the Middle East. He served at the channel's main broadcast centre in Doha, Qatar, where he helped to launch the channel.[citation needed]

Earlier career[edit]

Walker has worked for the Baghdad Bulletin,[8] and various international news organisations, including Reuters[9] and AFP, and has reported from a number of key countries around the Middle East region, including: Iraq,[10][11] Libya, and Afghanistan.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Fault Lines Website". 
  2. ^ "Al Jazeera English Launches in Canada on Bell TV, Rogers and Vidéotron". CNW. May 4, 2010.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ Walker, Sebastian Walker (December 13, 2010). "Turmoil in Haiti". The Diane Rehm Show (Interview). Interview with Diane Rehm. 
  4. ^ Sebastian Walker (September 3, 2014). "Uncovering a Mysterious Cholera Outbreak in Haiti: Correspondent Confidential". Vice News. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ Al Jazeera America profile: Sebastian Walker
  6. ^ 35th ANNUAL News & Documentary Emmy Awards Winners
  7. ^ The Peabody Awards - Fault Lines: Haiti in a Time of Cholera (Al Jazeera America)
  8. ^ Ponsford, Dominic (10 October 2003). "Baghdad Bulletin bites dust". Press Gazette. 
  9. ^ Garthwaite, Rosie (21 June 2011). How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone. Bloomsbury Publishing. 
  10. ^ Walker, Sebastian (9 July 2003). "Where deadlines can prove fatal". The Baghdad Bulletin. 
  11. ^ Garthwaite, Rosie (21 June 2011). How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone. Bloomsbury Publishing. 

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