Born and raised in Sydney, Hamish MacDonald is an Australian news anchor, reporter, and broadcast journalist. With the professional career of 15 years, he is best known for his work in Al Jazeera English, ITV and Channel 4.
The Australian journalist was born on May 18, 1981, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He was born to white parents, however, not much information is available in regard to his family. As for siblings, he has an older brother, Rory MacDonald, producer, and reporter on ABC Radio Sydney, and an elder sister Kari Keenan, a producer for 2UE.
He belongs to Australian nationality and white by ethnicity. His birth sign is Taurus. Taking about his academic qualification, he graduated from Charles Sturt University with a degree in journalism in 2002.
Hamish is currently in a relationship with his Jacob Fitzroy. The relationship between the pair was confirmed when they came out together in the red carpet of GQ Gentlemen’s Ball in Melbourne on June 6, 2019. The couple started dating since April 2019.
The Australian journalist is currently focusing on building his career in journalism and rarely tends to any relationship. With the increasing popularity, there is no less number of followers.
With the journalism career of over fifteen years, Macdonald has appeared in various channels working in different shows and in different positions, sometimes as an anchor or sometimes as a reporter. He is a very hard-working journalist with enough experiencer for which he is renown in the country.
He must have accumulated millions of dollars over the years as a popular journalist, however, the actual wealth is still under the review. According to a few online sources, he has a salary of 50-60 thousand dollars per year. He is still at the peak of his career and will be growing as time goes.
After graduation, the Australian journalist started his professional career as a small-time reporter at WIN, a regional broadcaster in Canberra. Shortly, he moved to the United Kingdom to work as a reporter for Channel 4 and ITV.
On Channel 4, Hamish established himself as news producer and reporter, covering major issues including the London bombings and Asian tsunami. Furthermore, he got a job as a news producer in Al Jazeera English’s regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After a few months, he was hired as the news anchor for the show on Al Jazeera.
Later, he migrated to the London bureau where he worked as the UK correspondent for the Australian morning show Sunrise. In June 2010, he resigned from Al Jazeera English.
In November of the same year, he started working as a senior foreign correspondent and fill-in presenter in Australia’s Network Ten show at 6.30 with George Negus. Moreover, he was promoted to the host of the show Ten Late News on June 2012.
The Australian journalist was hired as an international affairs correspondent for the US network channel ABC on January 6, 2014. During that time, he was simultaneously working for Network Ten Australia.
In addition, Macdonald also hosted the show The Sunday Project alongside Waleed Aly, Carrie Bickmore, Peter Helliar, since 2017. At the same time, he also worked as the fill-in for Waleed Aly on the show, The Project. Recently, he was hired to host 2019 Australian Federal Election coverage on Network 10 in May 2019.
Hamish Macdonald is an Australian reporter, journalist and news presenter, best known for his exceptional work in Al Jazeera, Channel 4, ITV and Network Ten.
Hamish Macdonald is 38 years old as of 2019.
Jacob Fitzroy is the partner of Hamish Macdonald.
Hamish Macdonald is from Sydney, Australia.