Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ben Knight

ABC reporter and newsreader Ben Knight is quite a handsome fellow. He first came to my attention as a reporter in the Middle East and anyone who reports from there and other strife torn areas has my respect. After covering the London Olympics, of late he has been home based, reporting and presenting locally.


He is quite a snappy dresser, snappy enough for me to enter Knight and gay into google. No, he isn't. He is married with children.


I can imagine life for a overseas correspondent is not too bad if they based in London, Paris or the US. It must be damned hard being based in some of the Middle Eastern and African countries.


It took a while for me to warm to him, but I have. He is probably better known in Victoria. I haven't seen him for a few weeks. Maybe he is working for News 24.

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  1. I wouldn't want to live in Damascus or Aleppo or Kandahar, but living in many non-Western European cities is fantastic. On the same money the reporter earns at home, he/she can live like royalty, travel at will and have access to the decision makers.

    I think I took the wrong career path ;)

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    1. Hels, anywhere along the Danube wouldn't be half bad.

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  2. I remember seeing (and appreciating!) him, too. Id wouldn't be thrilled if LC came home and said, "Pack your bags, Kath. We're off to Kabul!"

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    1. Well Kath, you coped with Geneva and its foreign ways. I reckon you could adjust to Kabul. 'Girls, headscarves off, eyes down to your books'.

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  3. It would be a dangerous job. I'm glad I married an air conditioning engineer even though he got sent to hot out of the way places when he was young.

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    1. And he did not drag you along Diane?

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  4. oh Andrew 'married with children'. so's James*Reyne

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    1. Really Ann. Send me an email about JR. I loved him with all my heart.

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  5. Having a husband going off to all those dangerous places is similar to life in the Army I expect. Him gone a lot, you coping and hoping he'll make it home again.

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    1. For some it might be like that River. I have no reason to know, but I assumed Ben took his family with him. Our ABC normally pays for families too.

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  6. Didn't you say he reported from strife torn areas? I can't see a family being allowed to tag along on those assignments. Too dangerous.

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  7. Good point River, but I think his home base was Jerusalem, which is somewhat civilised. Even so, on assignment, he was in very strife torn areas, and ok, he does go back to family life in an ok place. I think he put in some hard yards. This is mostly guess work on my part, but I expect pretty close to the life of foreign correspondent. They usually have a nice enough and safe home in a troubled area.

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  8. You can Google 'gay'??..fascinating!

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    1. Grace, it is not something I would advise people to do.

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  9. He's a lovely bloke, too.

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    1. James he is a country boy from a large regional town, so of course he would be nice hey.

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  10. ABC News China correspondent Steven McDonell is a very snappy dresser. http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/people/mcdonell_stephen.htm

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  11. Daniel, had to look him up as he has not caught my eye. Smart and decent dresser yes, but Ben has that little bit extra. Maybe his wife chooses his clothes. No, hang on, wives choosing their husband's clothes usually means the bloke looks dowdy.

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  12. Ben's grandmother is my grandfather's sister. Bailey stock.

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  13. Jonathan, so that makes you something like a second cousin I guess. Bailey was the family name?

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