John Barron

ABC NewsRadio host


John Barron is a Research Associate at the US Studies Centre and teaches a winter course in US campaign politics and the media.

He is the anchor of “Planet America” on ABC-TV, author of the book “Vote For Me” about the 2008 Presidential campaign and producer of political documentary films including “First Stop Iowa” about the history of the Democratic Party primary process and “The Party of Reagan” about the disputed legacy of a conservative icon – a film which was made with the assistance of the US Studies Centre.

As a journalist with the ABC and commercial TV and Radio, John has been covering US politics for more than 20 years.

Transcripts from some of his interviews with candidates and senior campaign officials can be viewed online here.