Amanda Palmer is the Entertainment Editor and presenter of 48 and The Fabulous Picture Show.
Amanda’s career has spanned three continents in news, current affairs and entertainment journalism. Before joining Al Jazeera she worked for CNN, the Associated Press Television Network, and as European foreign correspondent for Channel Seven Australia.
A versatile journalist in front and behind the camera, Amanda Palmer conceived the network’s flagship entertainment programmes, 48 and The Fabulous Picture Show (FPS). As well as producing and hosting the shows, Amanda also leads a talented team in covering international entertainment for the network.
The culture/travel show 48, sees Amanda and her crew taking pulse of destinations across the planet – exploring everything from cultural and religious events, to the social and economic back-drop behind each unique location with a special emphasis on the personal stories of local guides and their knowledge.
From Syria’s heavy metal fans to Serbia’s ‘turbo folk’ stars; from the housing crisis in Old Havana to the palatial homes on Bahamian Harbor Island; 48 explores the extremes of every destination to give a reality check on how people are living today.
The Fabulous Picture Show (FPS) offers a fresh perspective on the world of movies and international filmmaking. Hosted from a live cinema event, it brings film-makers from across the world face-to-face with an international audience.
Amongst Amanda’s high-profile interviews with acclaimed international filmmakers, highlights include; Sydney Pollack, Gabriel Byrne, Russell Crowe, Lord of the Rings composer Howard Shore and Oscar-nominated composer Dario Marianelli, Italian award costume designer Gabriella Pescucci, and Fernando Meirelles.
In recent years Amanda also travelled to Moscow to interview Paul McCartney for his first concert performance in Russia, Sting in Venice, Black Eyed Peas in Verona, as well as Beyonce, Kylie Minogue, Dido and Italian music icons Zucchero and Eros Ramazzotti.
Amanda studied journalism (BAComm) in Sydney, Australia at the University of Technology before becoming a national reporter for Channel Seven, Australia.
After seven years' news and current affairs reporting, Amanda relocated to London to become foreign correspondent for Channel Seven and later joined CNN’s Business International and co-hosted CNN’s Music Room.
Amanda worked with Associated Press Television Network before joining Al Jazeera English in August 2005.