John Lyons is one of Australia's most experienced journalists. He is currently Head of Investigative Journalism at the ABC, responsible for Four Corners, 7.30, Foreign Correspondent, Insiders, Australian Story, Q&A and the Investigative Reporting Team. Over the past forty years, he has held leadership positions in several major organisations, including editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and executive producer of Nine's Sunday program. For six years, John was The Australian's Middle East correspondent, based in Jerusalem, an experience that led him to write the bestselling Balcony over Jerusalem. He has interviewed everyone from former Israeli prime ministers Shimon Peres and Ehud Olmert to key figures from Hezbollah and Hamas. He has also worked as a New York and Washington correspondent. John has won many awards, including the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award, three Walkleys-one for a Four Corners report on Israel's military court-and UN awards. He now lives in Sydney.