Mike Amor

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Mike Amor is an Australian journalist and news presenter.

Amor is currently weekend presenter of Seven News Melbourne and presents Seven Afternoon News in Melbourne, he was formerly the network’s US Bureau Chief for almost two decades based in Los Angeles.

Career[edit]

Amor was United States Bureau Chief for Seven News, based in Los Angeles for 17 years, he has won the Edward R Murrow National Award in the Breaking News category for his report of the rescue of a toddler after the Haiti earthquake[1] and has been nominated for two Australian Logies, winning in 2008 for his report on the Garuda plane crash in Indonesia. He has won two Quill Awards.[citation needed]

In a career spanning 25 years, Amor has covered many of the biggest stories in the world from Belgrade to Beijing. Mike was on the ground in New York during the 11 September attacks, he helped rescue Australian tourists trapped in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Amor has led Seven's coverage for three US elections, including Barack Obama's win in 2008, he is also a war correspondent having covered the Libyan rebellion, the Gaza war and two Fijian coups.

In July 2006, Mike was appointed presenter of Seven 4.30 News replacing Rebecca Maddern. He remained in the role until October before returning to his posting as United States Bureau Chief.[citation needed]

Other stories he has covered are the Norway massacre, the 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.[citation needed]

Amor won two awards at the 2015 Southern California Journalism Awards for two Seven News reports.[2] In the same year, Amor was awarded the LA Press Club's American National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for coverage of the death of Robin Williams.[3]

In August 2018, it was announced that Amor will move back to Australia after 17 years as United States Bureau Chief to replace Jennifer Keyte as weekend presenter of Seven News Melbourne,[4][5] he was also appointed Seven Afternoon News presenter. Ashlee Mullany replaced Amor as United States Bureau Chief.

Mike regularly fills in for Peter Mitchell on Seven News Melbourne.

Personal life[edit]

Amor grew up in Bendigo, Victoria and now lives with his American wife Tracy and their son.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scandal nets an award for Ten journo Matt Moran". The Australian. 20 June 2011.
  2. ^ Knox, David (1 July 2015). "Reporter Mike Amor awarded in US". TV Tonight. Retrieved 6 July 2015. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  3. ^ Knox, David (8 December 2015). "Mike Amor wins LA Press Club award". TV Tonight. Retrieved 8 December 2015. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  4. ^ Byrne, Fiona (25 August 2018). "Channel 7's Mike Amor heads home from LA to be weekend news presenter". Herald Sun. Retrieved 26 August 2018. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  5. ^ "Mike Amor becomes Seven News weekend anchor". TV Tonight. 27 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.

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Preceded by
Jennifer Keyte
Seven News Melbourne
Friday and Saturday presenter

August 2018 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Jacqueline Felgate
Seven Afternoon News Melbourne
Tuesday – Thursday presenter

September 2018 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Rebecca Maddern
Seven 4.30 News
Presenter

3 July 2006 - October 2006
Succeeded by
Samantha Armytage