Dr Norman Swan

Australia’s most respected health journalist, broadcaster and commentator, and trusted voice on coronavirusABC Television & Radio National 

Dr Norman Swan is Australia’s most respected health journalist, broadcaster and commentator and is in high demand as a facilitator and speaker. 

Dr Norman Swan has emerged as the go-to health correspondent during the COVID-19 pandemic and is regarded as one of the most trusted voices in the country on coronavirus. 

He hosts the daily ABC podcast Coronacast which aims to help answer questions about coronavirus or COVID-19. The podcast breaks down the latest news and research to help the community understand how the world is living through a pandemic. 

Dr Norman Swan hosts The Health Report on the ABC’s Radio National, is a regular commentator on 7.30 and The Drum and a guest reporter on Four Corners on ABC Television. The Health Report is the world’s longest running health programme in the English-speaking world and Norman has won many awards for his work including Australia’s top prize for journalism, the Gold Walkley.

Norman trained in medicine in Scotland and paediatrics in London and Sydney before joining the ABC and has hosted many other programmes on radio and television. He was the medical host on Channel Ten’s Biggest Loser for six seasons and two of his recent Four Corners have had a high impact. One of was on waste in the healthcare system and the other changed the debate about doctors’ out of pocket charges.

Norman has consulted to the World Health Organisation, co-chaired a global meeting of health ministers in Bamako West Africa and has been the Australian correspondent for both the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the British Medical Journal (BMJ).