Eleanor Hall is the presenter of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's daily midday newshour, The World Today (www.abc.net.au/worldtoday), which covers national and international affairs and is aired nationally and throughout the Asia Pacific region and online.
She has been a reporter producer and presenter with the ABC for two decades and has hosted The World Today since 2001. Prior to that she filed for ABC TV News, the 7.30 Report, Lateline and the Foreign Correspondent programs. She was the ABC's Washington correspondent covering the Clinton impeachment in the late 1990s and she worked for five years in the Canberra Parliamentary Press Gallery.
Eleanor made her professional home at the ABC after working and studying in the United States as a recipient of the Harkness Fellowship and earned her masters in journalism from Columbia University in New York. Eleanor's career has taken her to the US, Mexico, Nicaragua, Cuba, Guatemala, Britain, Hungary, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and India. Prior to joining the ABC, Eleanor was a scriptwriter on the documentary, Chile Hasta Cuando, which won the 1986 Brazilian and Cuban film festival awards. She also freelanced from Central America for National Public Radio in the United States.
Eleanor was born in the UK but brought up in Australia. She has two wonderful children.