Alan Atkinson has worked for the ABC for more than 20 years and is currently Day Editor in the Adelaide ABC newsroom. He has also worked for newspapers in Australia and overseas, including the Sydney Morning Herald and the Adelaide Advertiser, the London Guardian and The Scotsman in Edinburgh. He is married with two children - his family was with him in Bali on holiday when he was woken with news of the bombing. He was one of the first Western journalists on the scene. His radio and TV broadcasts on the morning after the bombing - which included eye-witness accounts and the first reliable death toll - were heard across Australia, earning him a Walkley Award nomination. He has won several other media awards, including Journalist of the Year in South Australia.