Margot O'Neill (born May 16, 1958) is an Australian senior reporter, journalist, with ABC TV's Lateline program. She has been a journalist for over 25 years in television, radio and newspapers in Australia and overseas covering politics, national security and social justice issues and has worked on a variety of ABC programs including the investigative flagship program, Four Corners. O'Neill has twice won Australia's Walkley Awards including for Best Investigative Reporting and also has twice been awarded a UNAA Media Award for TV current affairs in 1998 for 'Death Sentence' on 4 Corners and in 2013 for "Aged Care Crisis" on Lateline. She has also written a book called Blind Conscience (UNSW Press 2008) telling the stories of some of the key players in Australia's refugee advocacy movement. It won the 2009 Human Rights award for best non-fiction. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Politics) degree from Melbourne University. During her Melbourne University years, she was the lead singer in The Schnorts and The Jetsonnes with Ormond College students, then disbanded in September 1980 when she decided to pursue journalism full-time.