Edmond Roy began his journalism career in the southern Indian state of Kerala in the early 1980's with the government broadcaster, All India Radio. From there he made his way up to the eastern city of Hyderabad to work as a reporter for the now defunct newspaper Newstime. Hired as a local reporter by the ABC’s New Delhi office in 1988, he moved to Australia to work with Radio Australia in Melbourne. He returned to New Delhi as the ABC’s South Asia correspondent in 1996. Some of the networks he has worked for include, the BBC, CBC, NPR, CBS and Radio Austria.
He was presenter of the Asia-Focus program on ABC TV, reporter for Lateline and ABC Radio before taking on the role of Executive Producer of the PM program. He retired from the ABC last year.
A Woodrow Wilson scholar, Edmond is author of Australian Uranium and India: Ideology, Pragmatism & Politics. An avid South Asia watcher, these days Edmond can be spotted surfing somewhere on the New South Wales North coast.
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