Ronan O'Connell

Ronan is an Australian journalist and photographer with 15 years' experience as a reporter. Splitting his time between Ireland, Thailand 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 has contributed to more than 50 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 ReviewThe National,  Travel + Leisure magazine,  News Limited,   American Airlines,  United AirlinesEmiratesSingapore Airlines,   Air Asia, Turkish Airlines,  Thai Airways,  JetStar,  Korean Air,  Philippines Airlines,  Garuda 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,  Flight Centre,  Smile magazine,  Travel by Lightfoot magazine Remotelands,  Travel Associates,  Cruiseabout,  Britain magazine,  Mabuhay magazine,  Silkwinds magazine, Discovery magazine,   MAS Travel,   Australia & New Zealand magazine, Travel3Sixty magazine,  Better Homes and Gardens magazine,  Flight Time magazine,  Fraser Cachet magazine, The Roar,  Fah Thai magazine,   Student Flights,   Johnnie Walker House Edit 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, 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.