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Greg Wilesmith

Senior Producer, Foreign Correspondent Programme, ABC

Greg Wilesmith is a senior producer with Australia's leading international current affairs television program Foreign Correspondent, www.abc.net.au/foreign produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the country's most respected broadcaster and web producer. Wilesmith was executive producer of Foreign Correspondent between 2003-2008 and was previously a reporter, foreign correspondent and news manager at the ABC.

Foreign Correspondent is seen weekly throughout Australia on the television channels ABC 1 and ABC News 24. Also throughout Asia and the Pacific on the ABC's satellite serviced, Australia Network. Additionally the program is seen on international networks as diverse as NHK International, CNN and Al Jazeera (Arabic). As one of the ABC's Europe Correspondents Wilesmith reported the guerrilla war in Kosovo in 1998 and reported from the Yugoslav capital, Belgrade, during the entirety of the NATO bombardment of Serbia in 1999.

As one the ABC's Middle East Correspondents between 1987 and 1991, reporting the Gulf War from Iraq and Saudi Arabia, entering Kuwait as it was liberated by Coalition forces. He began his international reporting career in the late 1970s in East Africa freelancing for the ABC, BBC Africa Service and British newspapers.

Wilesmith has held executive positions in the News and Current Affairs division of the ABC; Head of Policy and Program Development 2001-2002 and Head of National Programs in 2005. Concurrently he was executive producer of Elections and Special Coverage. He has won Australia's highest journalistic honour, the Walkley Award and has won prizes awarded by the New York Television Festival and the United Nations Correspondents Association. He lives in Sydney with his family.