Amelia Brace Wiki – Amelia Brace Bio
Amelia Brace is a Channel Seven journalist who together with her cameraman, Tim Myers were caught up in a stampede as police violently cleared an anti-racism protest in Washington D.C. Shocking video broadcast live on Sunrise shows a police officer in riot gear bashing Myers with a shield before punching the camera.
Sunrise reporter Amelia Brace was providing a White House update on the growing chaos with her freelance cameraman, Timothy Myers ACS, before Donald Trump’s speech this morning when heavily armed police began aggressively pushing the crowd.
Channel 7 has described an incident involving a reporter and his cameraman who was shot down by police in Washington DC as a “mindless thug.” Seven’s director of news and public affairs, Craig McPherson, also confirmed that Prime Minister Scott Morrison contacted the Australian embassy in the United States capital to demand an investigation.
Amelia Brace Education
Brace graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a journalism degree in 2008 and now lives in Los Angeles, working as a US correspondent for Channel Seven.
Amelia Brace Career
She spent three and a half years spent at the Federal Press Gallery in Canberra, a professional goal she achieved before she was 30, which had the greatest impact on her. “That was the job of my dreams,” she tells My Weekly Preview on a recent visit home. “It was amazing. When I got there, it was like a kid in a candy store. The offer to work in Los Angeles came out of nowhere and, although he was hesitant to leave Canberra, he realized that it was an offer that he could not reject and made the change in April 2017.
“My goal was always Canberra and I got there,” she says. “It’s weird now because I’ve done it and exceeded it. I don’t know where I’ll move after LA, but I’m happy to stay there for a few years.
Besides sinking her teeth into the tough stories, being based in LA also requires her to cover awards events, which this year have been marked by a major difference.
Amelia Brace Boyfriend
Brace is in a relationship with an Australian cameraman, Adam Bovino, whom he met in Los Angeles. She says that when he makes dinner plans, expect him to cancel at the last minute if work calls. The two got engaged on April 28, 2019 according to a post on Brace’s Instagram page.
Shocking Video Broadcast live
7NEWS American correspondent Amelia Brace and cameraman Tim Myers have been attacked by police when officers violently cleared a protest against racism in Washington D.C. The shocking live video stream in Sunrise shows a police officer in riot gear hitting Myers with a shield before hitting the camera.
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) June 1, 2020
The disturbing footage was also captured on camera by American journalist ABC Siegel, who shared it on Twitter.
— Ben Siegel (@benyc) June 1, 2020
Amelia Brace Attacked By Police
Opposition leader Anthony Albanese said today that “our ambassador should be making a representation on behalf of these Australians, who have indeed been assaulted for doing their job.” “In a democratic society, the role of the media is critical, and it is important that the media can report on events, including crises like the ones we are seeing in the United States, free from harassment,” he said.
The Prime Minister has asked for an investigation into the attack on @7NewsAustralia reporter & cameraman in Washington DC. He’s contacted 7NEWS, describing the violence towards @AmeliaBrace & Tim Myers from police as “troubling” and asked for it to be followed up. @7NewsSydney pic.twitter.com/MREgxXtiWL
— Jason Morrison (@JasonMorrisonAU) June 2, 2020
A short time after the incident occurred, Sunrise hosts David Koch and Samantha Armytage checked in on the pair, who were also recovering from a dose of tear gas and rubber bullets deployed by police into the crowd.
“We’re not too bad, it’s actually the tear gas that gets you,” Brace admitted. “As I tried to continue speaking to you (during the earlier live cross), I could barely breathe and it’s really hard to continue speaking during that.
“I also got a rubber bullet to the backside, and Tim got one at the back of the neck – so we’ll have a few bruises tomorrow.”
Brace also expressed her gratitude to her colleague, who got “smashed” as he shielded her from police.
“I’m very grateful for him, he’s a very experienced cameraman and has worked in war zones, so I felt very comfortable with him leading me out there, and he did a wonderful job.”
The reporter added that they’d been left trapped with “no escape” as the crowds were suddenly pushed back ahead of Mr. Trump’s arrival.
“There’s really just no escape at that point. We had the National Guard behind us, and the police coming though, and there was nowhere for us to go,” Brace explained.
“We had no choice but to hide in a corner hoping that they (police) passed by, but as you can see from those pictures … They did not.”
Despite the shocking footage, Myers insisted he was “fine”.
“While this wasn’t meant to be a story – the police did have a job to do. They chose a heavy-handed tactic to get it done. The way the crowd was goading them prior to the incident, I am not surprised at their approach,” he told news.com.au.
“Though I am disgusted at the officer who swung his baton at the back of my colleague’s head after she had clearly identified herself as a journalist and while she was retreating.”
Brace and Myers’ Seven colleague Ashlee Mullaney – reporting from Minneapolis where the murder of unarmed black man George Floyd by an officer sparked the chaos a week ago – delivered a sombre summary of the situation a short time later.
“I have to just reference back to what Amelia has gone through,” she told Koch and Armytage during her update on Seven’s breakfast program.
“We are working media, lawfully doing a job, and how we have reached a point where that (situation with Brace and Myers) has happened is unbelievable – America is really in the thick of a crisis right now.”
Seven’s political editor Mark Riley also weighed in on the disturbing footage with a scathing tweet reiterating that Brace and Myers had simply been “doing their job”.