• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE2826

Warren, Agnes

(1956 – )
  • Born 1 January, 1956, Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Journalist, Radio Journalist


Agnes Warren won a Walkley award for her reporting of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia in 1992. She reported from the frontline in Serbia and from a Bosnian refugee centre. She was also sent to report on the treatment of Palestinians after the 1991 Gulf War as well as nationalist demonstrations in Northern Ireland. Prior to taking on her overseas postings, she was the ABCs Industrial Relations reporter.


While reporting on the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, Warren worked in very difficult conditions. In Vukovar, for instance, she would go out and collect sound effects and interviews during the day and produce them by night. Her pieces to radio were packaged in blacked-out hotels that were frequently under mortar or sniper fire. She had one candle for a week and edited her pieces on two cassette recorders from its light.



  • 1980 - 1970
  • 1992 - 1992

    Best Coverage of a Current Story (Print), ‘Report from Vukovar’, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    Walkley Award (Radio)

Published resources

Archival resources

  • Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection
    • Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (Australia) - records of the W.G. Walkley Awards, 1956 - 1999

Related entries

  • Awarded
    • Walkley Awards (1956 - )
  • Related Concepts
    • Women in Radio