Network Ten’s National Affairs Editor, Paul Bongiorno has been appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List.
Mr Bongiorno has has dedicated 40 years of his life to journalism and has been a key part of Network Ten for 35 years. He is a veteran political reporter and commentator that has won four Walkley Awards for Best news report.
Network Ten Chief Executive Officer, Hamish McLennan, said: “Paul is an outstanding force in Australian political reporting and the media industry and I am delighted to see him recognised for his passion and commitment to the trade.
“Paul has reported from the centre of Australian politics for four decades, where his expert analysis on the events, stories and characters that shape this country have seen him awarded four coveted Walkley Awards. His integrity, professionalism and storytelling ability sets an example to all in the industry and he is held in the highest regard by those he has worked with over the years.
“We are privileged to have had him as part of the TEN Eyewitness News team for more than 30 years and I am sure that everyone in politics and the media will be pleased that he has been recognised with this honour.”
Late last year he celebrated 25 years in the Canberra Press Gallery.