Ronan O'Connell

Ronan is an Australian journalist and photographer with 16 years' experience as a reporter. Splitting his time between Ireland, Asia and Australia, he contributes words and photography to magazines and newspapers across the US, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Canada and Australia.

As a freelancer he's contributed to 70+ media outlets including  CNN,    BBCForbes,  The GuardianSan Francisco Chronicle, Singapore Straits Times,    The Toronto Star,    The Independent,    The South China Morning Post,  The Sunday Times, The Irish Examiner,  Fox News,  The Australian Financial Review,   The Daily Telegraph,   The Herald Sun,   The NationalTravel + Leisure magazine,    News LimitedAmerican Airlines magazine,     United Airlines magazine,     Emirates magazine,    Singapore Airlines magazine,      Air Asia magazine,    Turkish Airlines magazine,    Thai Airways magazine,    Jetstar magazine,    Korean Air magazine,      Malaysian Airlines magazine, Philippines Airlines magazine,    MSN, Garuda Airlines magazine,    Scoot Air magazine,   Lao Airlines magazine, New Zealand Herald newspaper,    The West Australian newspaper,      The Courier Mail newspaper,      The Advertiser newspaper,   The Mercury newspaper,    The Gold Coast Bulletin newspaper,     International Traveller magazine,  Travel Talk magazine,  Yahoo! Travel,  Britain magazine,    Travel Ideas magazine,  Smile magazine,    Velocity magazine,     For the Love of Travel magazine,   The South East Asia Globe,   Get Up and Go magazine,  Escape Travel,       Flight Centre,     Travel by Lightfoot magazine  Remotelands magazine,  Travel AssociatesInspirations magazine,      Cruiseabout,    Well Travelled magazine,      Mabuhay magazine,   Silkwinds magazine,    Discovery magazine,     MAS Travel,      Australia & New Zealand magazine,  Fiji Airways, Fairfax New Zealand, Travel3Sixty magazine,    Better Homes and Gardens magazine,      Flight Time magazine,    Fraser Cachet magazine,    Fah Thai magazine,     Johnnie Walker House Edit magazine,    Safe Travels magazine,    Student Flights,    Luxury Insider,    Seven West Travel Club,    Techly,  The Roar,  William Hill, Queensland Times newspaper, SG Travellers, World Nomads, Silversea  etc.

Before going freelance he worked as a reporter for nine years at daily newspapers in Australia, including seven years at The West Australian, one of the country's biggest newspapers.

During his newspaper career, Ronan variously was a chief crime reporter, political writer, health reporter and features writer.

Since going freelance his journalism and photography work has taken him to more than 50 countries.