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US citizens go to the polls on Tuesday 3 November, capping off four of the most tumultuous years in US history. Now, in a campaign profoundly shaped by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, US citizens will choose between incumbent President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden.
At our October 2020 Edit, we talked with seasoned US correspondent and Bureau Chief for 7NEWS Mike Amor about his work covering US politics over the past two decades and what to expect in the coming months. We also screened a pre-recorded interview with Ebony Bowden, currently in the thick of reporting the election from Washington D.C. for the New York Post.
Mike Amor is a news presenter for 7NEWS Melbourne and one of Australia’s most experienced TV correspondents. He returned to Australia in 2018 after serving as 7NEWS’ US Bureau Chief for 18 years. Amor has covered five US elections and some of the most pivotal events in US history over recent decades, including 9/11 and the crisis that followed Hurricane Katrina.
Ebony Bowden is the Washington correspondent for the New York Post, covering the coming election, Congress and the White House. She has previously worked as a breaking news reporter, morning news editor, media reporter and correspondent for The Age/Sydney Morning Herald, and has experience across radio, television, print and digital.
The Edit is a special program of events hosted by the Melbourne Press Club to help the next generation of Melbourne reporters, producers and editors hone their skills and develop their careers. It is supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.