Moderator Paul Barry, host, ABC Media Watch
Paul Barry is one of Australia’s most respected journalists. He joined the ABC’s Four Corners in 1986 as an investigative reporter and made his name with an expose of Alan Bond. He has also presented current affairs programs for the Seven Network (The Times and Witness) and worked as an investigative reporter for the Nine Network and two Sydney newspapers (The Sydney Morning Herald and Sunday Telegraph). He has been awarded two Walkleys and a Logie for his journalism. Barry has also written a number of best-selling books, including The Rise and Fall of Alan Bond, The Rise and Rise of Kerry Packer and Who Wants to be a Billionaire? Paul spent 2012/13 with his family in Brittany, France, writing his latest book about Rupert Murdoch’s business empire, “Breaking News-Sex, Lies and the Murdoch Succession”. Paul is the current host of ABC TV’s Media Watch.