Sarah Ferguson – Q&A Panel Facilitator
Sarah Ferguson is a Nigerian born Australian journalist currently working with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). She is a reporter and presenter on ABC’s Four Corners, and on 10 February 2014, took over as the host of The 7.30 Report while Leigh Sales was on six months’ maternity leave.
Ferguson began her career in newspapers in the UK before moving to France where she worked for the BBC. In Australia, apart from her ABC career, Ferguson has worked for the SBS programs Dateline and Insight as a reporter and producer. She won the Gold Walkley Award in 2011 for her work on the Four Corners investigation “A Bloody Business” into cruelty to animals in Indonesian abattoirs.
Ferguson was born in Lagos, Nigeria, where her British-born parents lived. She married fellow journalist Tony Jones in 1993 and they have three sons (one from a previous relationship of Jones).