Mike Amor is a news presenter for Channel 7 Melbourne and one of Australia’s most experienced TV correspondents who served as US Bureau Chief for 18 years.
Mike's work on the documentary "In Cold Blood - the Chris Lane Story" won two golds and a silver at the New York International Film and TV Awards and silver and bronze at the Telly Awards.
Mike was named Broadcast Journalist of the Year at the Southern Californian Journalism Awards for the two consecutive years. “Compelling storytelling – very emotional! All stories were interesting to the viewer. Great natural sounds, writing and editing. Two thumbs up on each story,” judges said.
In 2016 Mike won six Southern Californian Journalism awards. Mike also took home his third prestigious Edward R Murrow award for use of video on a feature on California’s Salton Sea.
In 2015, Mike took home two So Cal Awards for feature reporting, the National Entertainment Award for breaking news, as well as the Edward R Murrow regional award for writing. In 2011 he received the Edward R Murrow National Network Breaking News award for his moving report of the rescue of a toddler after the Haiti earthquake. Mike’s work has been nominated for two Australian Logies. He has also won two Quill Awards from the Melbourne Press Club.
In a career spanning 30 years, Mike has covered many of the biggest stories in the world from Belgrade to Beijing and everywhere in between. He was on the ground in New York during the September 11 attacks. Covered the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks in 2015. Helped rescue Australian tourists trapped in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Mike has led Seven’s coverage for five US elections, including Barack Obama’s historic win in 2008. He’s also an experienced war correspondent having covered the Libyan rebellion, the Gaza war and two Fijian coups. Among other major stories: the Norway massacre, Colorado cinema shooting, Sandy Hook school tragedy, Virginia Tech massacre, the death of Pope John Paul II, the Italian earthquake, the death of Michael Jackson, the handover of Hong Kong to China and the United Nations debate in the lead up to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
It hasn’t all been serious though, Mike has also seen four shuttle takeoffs, numerous Oscars and has been to five Olympic games, two World Cups, three Super Bowls and the NBA finals.