David Speers is Political Editor at SKY NEWS and anchor of PM Agenda and Speers Tonight on SKY NEWS LIVE.
David is one of Australia’s most respected political journalists and interviewers.
In 2014 David was awarded Australia’s highest journalism honour, a Walkley Award for his global headline-making ‘What is Metadata’ interview with the Australian Attorney General.
He received his second Walkley award in 2015 for his “The Fixer” interview featuring then Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne.
David has also been chosen to host every debate and forum at the last three federal elections and has interviewed a number of world leaders, including US President George W. Bush at the White House.
In 2013 David was elected President of the Parliamentary Press Gallery which he joined in 1999. He is also the Director of the National Press Club and winner of more than 10 ASTRA Awards.
Between elections he is one of the busiest and best connected correspondents in Canberra.
PM Agenda sees David talk to the key newsmakers and dissect what the day’s events will mean. Each week on Speers Tonight David talks to political players, analysts and policy thinkers in this hour long discussion program.
David joined SKY NEWS as Political Editor in 2000 and has since seen the channel grow to become the home of political and national affairs coverage in Australia.
He hasn’t been confined to the Press Gallery in that time, traveling extensively across the country and abroad.
David has covered the last three Presidential elections in the United States and reported from China, India, Afghanistan, Indonesia and throughout Europe.
Prior to joining SKY NEWS, David worked as a Political Reporter for a number of radio stations in Canberra and at New South Wales Parliament in Sydney.