Chris Masters

Chris Masters

Chris Masters is a reporter with Four Corners and the author of the award winning, Jonestown (Allen and Unwin, 2006).

Masters was educated at Macquarie Boys High School, Parramatta, and after completing his Leaving Certificate, he joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation the following year.

He commencing working on ABC television’s flagship public affairs program Four Corners in 1983 and has since become the program’s longest serving reporter. His first program was the landmark “Big League”, a 1983 investigation of judicial corruption, which helped bring about the Street Royal Commission.

He is a Gold Walkley Award winner, for his 1985 Four Corners report “French Connections” about the infamous sinking of the Rainbow Warrior. Another famous Four Corners report by Masters, “The Moonlight State” from 1987, led to the Fitzgerald Inquiry into corruption in Queensland.


Moonlight reflections

EssaySelected for Best Australian Political Writing 2009REVISITING 'THE MOONLIGHT state' required distance. The effort involved in investigating systemic police corruption in Queensland for Four Corners back in 1987 nearly finished me. It was all hard labour, relentless and depressing, month after...

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