Australia Day

26 January 2015

131 days to go

Ian Henschke

Columnist and Radio ABC commentator


Ian has worked in the media for more than 30 years. He’s one of the best known ABC faces and voices in South Australia. He’s the morning presenter on ABC 891 Local Radio and columnist for the Advertiser’s SA Weekend. He has worked for ABC International TV, Four Corners, and Landline. He still hosts and presents the ABCTV’s ANZAC Day Coverage.


Ian was awarded a Reuters Foundation Fellowship to Oxford in 1999. He’s won a string of awards for his work, the most prestigious of which is the Jury Prize of Distinction at the Grenoble International Film Festival in 2000 for his documentary on global warming and the world response. It’s based on his work at Oxford and is called “Emission Impossible”. He was the Staff Elected Director of the ABC Board from 2000-2002 and received the Centenary of Federation Medal for Services to Australian Society through broadcasting in 2003