Cannane works as ABC’s Europe bureau chief in London. Previously, he worked as a reporter with ABC’s Investigations Unit and had been a Europe correspondent from 2016-2018. Before that posting, Steve worked as the host of The Drum and a reporter at Lateline.
During his time as an ABC Europe Correspondent based in London, he has reported many of the region’s biggest stories, including Holland, Brexit, elections in France, and the UK, the push for independence in Catalonia, and terrorist attacks in France, Spain, and the UK.
Highly recognized, Paul has been rewarded a prestigious Walkley Award for Broadcast Interviewing and an Excellence in Alcohol and Drug Media Reporting Award at the National Drug and Alcohol Awards.
An expert keynote speaker, MC, and facilitator, Cannane draw on his experiences working all over the world in the media to present fascinating insights about international politics, culture, science, and sport.
Steve has also called on the US as the Australian representative on the US Department of State’s Edward R Murrow Program, where arising leaders in the field of journalism from all over the world are asked to examine journalistic practices in the United States.
In 2006, Steve earned the Walkley Award for Broadcast Interviewing for his Hack stories on Petrol Sniffing, the Cost of War, and Pill Testing. He was commended in the same category in 2005. In 2006, he won the Excellence in Alcohol and Drug Media Reporting Award at the National Drug and Alcohol Awards.
Steve is the writer of Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia.
Steve was persuaded to run as the Australian Labor Party candidate for Warringah in the 1993 Australian federal election, at the age of 22.