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New Director of ABU News

Deborah Steele is the new Director of ABU News. She formally commenced her term on July 1.

Deborah brings decades of experience as a journalist and news leader at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and a thorough knowledge of the ABU and its activities.

Deborah served on the ABC News Executive for five years, contributing to the division’s strategic direction and policy development. She also undertook a review of news syndication, resulting in the development of new products and services.

She led the ABC’s Asia-Pacific news team from 2009 to 2017, overseeing Asia Pacific news and current affairs for the ABC’s international services, the ABC’s television news channel and She established Australia’s first 24/7 multiplatform newsroom producing content for digital platforms, television and radio. Deborah is also a former Chief Editor and Executive Producer of news and current affairs at Radio Australia.

Deborah is a former member of the ABU News Group, chair of the ABU Radio Working Party and deputy chair of the ABU Programme Committee. She has addressed numerous ABU conferences and events.