Antony Funnell is a Walkley award-winning journalist and broadcaster. He is also the author of the newly-released book The Future and Related Nonsense (Harper Collins).
Antony has been the presenter of Future Tense on ABC Radio National since 2009, exploring the influence of technology and rapid change on individuals and society. Prior to that he fronted Media Report.
Over the past two decades he has worked for many of the country’s leading news and current affairs programs, including AM, PM, the 7.30 Report and Background Briefing. In the late 1990s he was the senior producer for Australia Television News – ABC TV’s nightly satellite news service into the Asia Pacific.
Antony has travelled and reported for the ABC from a diverse range of places—from Mongolia to the isolated community of Ali Curung in the Northern Territory.
He won his Walkley in 2006 for a documentary entitled The Financial Abuse of the Elderly. In 2003 he was awarded a United Nations’ Media Peace Prize (Best Radio) for a half-hour program he produced on Aboriginal customary law. He won the same UN award in 2007 for his coverage of issues relating to the then political crisis in Zimbabwe.