Paddy Manning is a reporter with Background Briefing on ABC RN. He is an author, essayist and investigative journalist. He has worked at the Sydney Morning Herald, been a columnist at the Australian Financial Review and finance correspondent at Crikey.
His most recent book Born to Rule (MUP) is a biography of Malcolm Turnbull. On Background Briefing, Paddy brings a unique broadcast style to the show, with a focus on politics, economics and science.