Sarah Ferguson is a Nigerian-born Australian journalist currently working with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). She is a reporter and presenter on ABC's Four Corners, and on 10 February 2014, took over as the host of The 7.30 Report while Leigh Sales was on six months' maternity leave.
Ferguson began her career in newspapers in Britain, writing arts reviews for The Independent before moving to France where she worked for the BBC. In Australia, apart from her ABC career, Ferguson has worked for the SBS programs Dateline and Insight as a reporter and producer. She won the Gold Walkley Award in 2011 for her work on the Four Corners investigation "A Bloody Business" into cruelty to animals in Indonesian abattoirs. In 2015, she presented the critically acclaimed Hitting Home, reporting from the frontline of Australia's domestic violence crisis. The series won Best Documentary at the 2016 AACTA Awards and the Walkley Documentary Award.
Ferguson was born in Lagos, Nigeria, where her British-born parents lived. The family moved to Britain as the Biafran war broke out, and Ferguson studied English literature at King's College, London. She married fellow journalist Tony Jones in 1993 and they have three sons (one from a previous relationship of Jones).