Mike Amor is one of Australia’s most experienced TV correspondents and is currently
Mike was recently named Broadcast Journalist of the Year at the Southern Californian Journalism Awards for the second consecutive year. “Compelling storytelling – very emotional! All stories were interesting to the viewer. Great natural sounds, writing and editing. Two thumbs up on each story,” judges said. Mike also won awards for best International Personality Profile and International News. He was a finalist in seven categories.
Mike’s work on the documentary “In Cold Blood – the Chris Lane Story” recently won two golds and a silver at the New York International Film and TV awards.
In 2016 Mike won six Southern Californian Journalism awards. “With his ability to tackle a wide range of topics – whether a portrayal of the environmental impact of the Salton Sea or an engaging profile of entertainer Tracy Chapman – the Australian journalist Mike Amor can be lauded for jobs well done. His writings, coupled with outstanding photography and editing, easily earns him the Television Journalist of the Year Award,” judges said.
Mike also took home his third prestigious Edward R Murrow award for use of video on a feature on California’s Salton Sea.
In 2015, Mike took home two So Cal Awards for feature reporting, the National Entertainment Award for breaking news, as well as the Edward R Murrow regional award for writing.
In 2011 he received the Edward R Murrow National Network Breaking News award for his moving report of the rescue of a toddler after the Haiti earthquake.
Mike’s work has been nominated for two Australian Logies. He has also won two Quill Awards from the Melbourne Press Club.
In a career spanning 30 years, Mike has covered many of the biggest stories in the world from Belgrade to Beijing and everywhere in between.
He was on the ground in New York during the September 11 attacks. Covered the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks in 2015. Helped rescue Australian tourists trapped in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Mike has led Seven’s coverage for five US elections, including Barack Obama’s historic win in 2008.
He’s also an experienced war correspondent having covered the Libyan rebellion, the Gaza war and two Fijian coups.
Among other major stories: the Norway massacre, Colorado cinema shooting, Sandy Hook school tragedy, Virginia Tech massacre, the death of Pope John Paul II, the Italian earthquake, the death of Michael Jackson, the handover of Hong Kong to China and the United Nations debate in the lead up to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
It hasn’t all been serious though, Mike has also seen four shuttle take offs (including the final mission), numerous Oscar red carpets and has been to five Olympic games, two World Cups, three Super Bowls and the NBA finals.
Award winning investigation: In Cold Blood – the Christopher Lane story.
A quick look at Mike’s career so far:
Mike’s recent work: