Ronan O'Connell

Ronan is an Australian journalist and photographer with 14 years' experience as a reporter. Based in Ireland, Thailand and Australia, he specialises in travel, culture and current affairs, contributing words and photography to magazines and newspapers across the US, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

As a freelancer, he has written more than 600 features and contributed to 40+ media outlets including CNN,  BBC,  The Guardian,  The San Francisco Chronicle,  The Singapore Straits Times,  The Toronto Star,  The South China Morning Post,  The Irish Examiner,  The Australian Financial Review,   Travel + Leisure magazine,  News Limited,   American Airlines,  United Airlines,   Singapore Airlines,   Air Asia,  Turkish Airlines,  Philippines Airlines,  Yahoo! Travel,   International Traveller magazine,  The West Australian newspaper, Travel Talk magazine,  For the Love of Travel magazine,  Travel Ideas magazine, The South East Asia Globe, Get Up and Go magazine, Escape Travel,  Velocity magazine, SilverKris magazine,   Flight Centre,  Smile magazine,  Travel Associates, JetStar magazine, Cruiseabout,  Mabuhay magazine,  Silkwinds magazine,  Discovery magazine, MAS Travel,   Australia & New Zealand magazine, Travel3Sixty magazine,   Flight Time magazine,   Fah Thai magazine,   Student Flights,   Johnnie Walker House Edit magazine,   Hemispheres magazine, Skylife magazine etc.

Before going freelance he worked as a reporter for nine years at daily newspapers in Australia, including seven years at The West Australian, the country's 3rd biggest newspaper

Ronan variously was a chief crime reporter, political writer, health reporter and features writer.

Since leaving newspapers his journalism and photography work has taken him to more than 50 countries.

Email:  o_connell_ronan@hotmail.com