JOURNALIST & NEWS ANCHOR
Mike Amor is one of Australia’s most experienced broadcast journalists.
He is currently a presenter for Channel Seven Melbourne’s top rating new service, having returned to Australia after 18 years as the network’s United States Bureau Chief.
In a career spanning more than 35 years, Mike has covered some of the biggest news stories in the world, from being on the ground in New York during the September 11 terrorist attacks to rescuing Australian tourists trapped in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Among his other major stories: the Paris terrorist attack; the Norway mass shooting; the Sandy Hook school massacre; the Colorado cinema shooting; the Libyan uprising; 2008 Gaza war; two Fijian Coups; the handover of Hong Kong to China and the deaths of Pope John Paul II and popstar Michael Jackson.
Mike has also led Seven’s coverage of five U.S. presidential elections, including Barack Obama’s historic win; reported on five Olympic games, three Super Bowls, two soccer World Cups and four space shuttle launches.
His work has been honoured with almost 40 international journalism awards.
The incredible rescue of a toddler Winnie, buried for three days alongside the bodies of her family, after the devastating Haiti earthquake received one of America’s highest awards, the Edward R Murrow network award for TV News.
His documentary of Australian baseballer Chris Lane shot and killed while jogging in Oklahoma by three bored teenagers won the New York Film and Television gold award.
Mike was also twice named the Los Angeles Press Club’s Broadcast Journalist of the Year; won four Melbourne Quill awards; an American Arts and Entertainment award, more than 10 Southern California media awards and three Edward R Murrow regional awards.