- Journalist, Radio Journalist and Television Journalist
Monica Attard is one of Australia's most respected news and current affairs journalists. She holds five Walkley Awards including a Gold Walkley for Excellence in Journalism. Attard is best remembered, according to author Denise Leith, as 'the woman reporting astride a Russian tank in Red Square in her pyjamas as the communist regime ended'. She spent four years as Russian correspondent for the ABC, reporting on the collapse of the Soviet Union, and received the Medal of the Order of Australia for her services to Australian journalism. In 1997 she published her book, Russia: Which Way Paradise? Attard has also reported for Channel Seven News, and the ABC's Lateline and Four Corners. She has been a long-standing host of ABC Radio's PM and Sunday Profile, and in 2006 she presented ABC TV's Media Watch program.