Adrian is considered one of Australia's most experienced Asia correspondents.

Adrian Brown is considered one of Australia's most experienced Asia correspondents, having covered some of the defining moments in recent Asia history: the 1988 election of Benazir Bhutto - and her assassination 20 years later - as well as the tumultuous 1989 student protests in Beijing, the transition to democracy in Indonesia, Cambodia, and East Timor as well as its restoration in the Philippines.

He has also reported extensively from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. In 2008, Adrian was one of only a small number of journalists to reach the cyclone-ravaged Irrawaddy Delta.

Adrian has also reported on the 2005 London bombings, the Olympic Games in Greece, the Bali bombings, the Asian tsunami and its aftermath, the 1991 Gulf War, the 2005 Iraqi elections, the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, the Kobe earthquake, the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, the funeral of Yasser Arafat, and the 1996 Presidential elections in Taiwan.

Adrian commendations during his time with Dateline included an award at the 14th Annual Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong, for his 2009 story Kidnapped! about child trafficking in China.