Stephen McDonell Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Wife, BBC, ABC, Net Worth

Stephen McDonell

Stephen McDonell Biography

Stephen McDonell is a media personality serving as BBC’s China Correspondent since 2016. Previously, he was ABC’s China Correspondent from 2006 to 2015.

Stephen McDonell Age

He hasn’t revealed when and where he was born. Therefore his age is unknown.

Stephen McDonell Height

He is tall in stature however his height is undisclosed.

Stephen McDonell Education

McDonell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wollongong University and a Master of Arts in Journalism from U.T.S.

Stephen McDonell Family

There is no information about his parents and siblings. It is therefore not known whether he has siblings or not.

Stephen McDonell Wife

Despite being a public figure and a media personality, Stephen hasn’t revealed whether he is married, single or in a relationship. He hasn’t also mentioned whether he has children or not.

Stephen McDonell BBC

McDonell left the ABC in 2015. In 2016, he became the BBC’s China correspondent.

Significant events McDonell has reported on with the BBC include the 2019-20 Hong Kong pro-democracy protests and the COVID-19 pandemic. While reporting on the Hong Kong protests in 2019, his face visor was smashed by a projectile.

In January 2020, he reported on the outbreak of COVID-19 from inside Hubei province, where infections were first reported. He returned to the site a year later in January 2021.

Stephen McDonell ABC

In October 2006, McDonell was posted to Beijing, China as ABC China correspondent.

During his tenure at ABC, Stephen reported on a wide variety of news stories including, the crash of MH17 and Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, among other things. The latter led to a warning to the ABC by the Chinese Embassy that there would be “wider implications” over its Foreign Correspondent report. He has also spoken on a diverse range of topics, from natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons to economic booms and corruption in the colossal country.


Today, Stephen has left ABC but is continuing to work as a freelance reporter in Beijing, having found a love for the country and passion to report it’s news.

Previously, from 1993 to 1999, McDonell reported for the radio current affairs programs AM, The World Today and PM. He was also a reporter for Four Corners, and worked with Lateline for two years.

McDonell has won several Walkley Awards including one for investigative journalism in 1996, for coverage of the Asia Pacific region in 2008 and for Radio reporting in 2008. He also won the Logie Award for most outstanding news coverage in 2008 following his reporting on the Sichuan earthquake.

Stephen McDonell Salary and Net Worth

His salary and net worth is under review.

Stephen McDonell Instagram

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Stephen McDonell Twitter


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