Chris Masters is the longest serving reporter on Australia’s longest running current affairs television program, Four Corners. His record remains intact despite leaving the ABC in 2009.
In 25 years he made over 100 programs. His first ‘The Big League’ triggered the Street Royal Commission, which investigated judicial corruption in NSW. His 1987 report ‘The Moonlight State’ helped initiate the Fitzgerald inquiry into police and political corruption in Queensland.
His work has earned numerous industry awards including Australia’s most prestigious, the Gold Walkley for his international exclusive on the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior by the French secret service.
Chris is also an author of four books, ‘Inside Story’ 1991, ‘Not for Publication’, 2001, ‘Jonestown’ 2006 and ‘Uncommon Soldier’ 2012. ‘Jonestown’ received three awards one of them a further Walkley and ‘Uncommon Soldier’ was a finalist in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
Chris Masters continues to work as a freelance reporter, writer and documentary maker more recently focussing on the Afghanistan conflict. A new book ‘Just War. Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan’ is in progress.
In 2013 he co-curated the Australian War Memorial Afghanistan exhibition, ‘Afghanistan, the Australian Story’.