hamish macdonaldHamish Macdonald is joining ABC as a London-based international affairs correspondent, ABC News president Ben Sherwood announced today.

Macdonald comes from the Ten Network in Australia, where was senior foreign affairs correspondent and anchor/executive producer of the network’s primetime public affairs program. In a note to ABC staffers, Sherwood called Macdonald “one of the best storytellers of his generation.”

“Hamish is a dynamic addition to our outstanding international newsgathering team,” Sherwood wrote.

Macdonald will spend the next few months in New York before moving to the London bureau. The full note from Sherwood is after the jump. Read more