Lloyd appointed as Lateline producer
Foreign correspondent Peter Lloyd, who was released from prison in Singapore last June, is back at work with the ABC as a senior producer on Lateline.
ABC foreign correspondent Peter Lloyd, who was released from prison in Singapore last June, is back at work with the broadcaster as a senior producer on Lateline.
Lloyd was arrested in July 2008 and charged with five offences, including trafficking and possession of methamphetamine (ice). He pleaded guilty to consuming an illegal drug and possessing drug utilities and served 10 months before being released early for good behaviour.
The Australian reports that ABC news director Kate Torney told staff via an internal note that Lloyd’s skills and experience would be a valuable addition to the ABC News team.
Lloyd received considerable support from colleagues during his Singaporean trials, with many acknowledging post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from covering disasters such as the Boxing Day tsunami and the Bali bombings.
He previously noted, “In the last six years I have done more mass-casualty stuff than your average soldier does. As first responders, I don’t think my generation of journalists overseas has done the kind of stuff we’ve seen in that time.”
Source: The Australian