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Stan Grant is an Australian journalist and writer, having worked as a television news and political journalist and presenter since the 1990s. As of July 2020, Grant is also a Senior Fellow at the Australian Department of Defence, multiple government and Defence Industry-funded Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
Grant is the Charles Sturt University vice-chancellor’s chair of Australian/Indigenous Belonging as of 2021. He is known for his writing on Indigenous issues and has written and spoken extensively on his Aboriginal identity as a Wiradjuri man. He has been an ambassador of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation since 2017. Grant has authored four works of non-fiction.
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Stan Grant was born on September 30, 1963 (age 58 years) in Griffith, New South Wales, Australia. He is the son of Stan Grant Sr, an elder of the Wiradjuri ethnicity. The Wiradjuri are an Aboriginal Australian people from the south-west inland region of New South Wales. The Wiradjuri also has roots in inner Victoria, which is where he spent much of his childhood.
Stan Grant has more than 30 years of experience working in broadcast radio and television news and current affairs. He spent several years as a news presenter on the Australian Macquarie Radio Network, Seven, SBS, along with a long-term stint at CNN International as a Senior International Correspondent in Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and Beijing, before starting with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
Grant won the Logie Award for Most Popular Current Affairs Programme in 1994 as host of the Seven Network current affairs programme Real Life. In 2007 he took on the role of co-presenter of the one-hour 6.30 pm SBS World News Australia bulletin and also presented ABC Local Radio’s Indigenous programme Speaking Out.
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In December 2007, Stan Grant resigned from SBS World News Australia and was replaced by Anton Enus. In 2009 Grant was appointed UAE correspondent for CNN. Based in CNN’s new Abu Dhabi news-gathering and production center, Grant covered stories from both the UAE and the surrounding region and hosted the programme Prism.
Stan Grant returned to Australia in 2012 to help launch SBS’ new National Indigenous Television (NITV) channel, and in 2013 hosted a nightly late-night news programme Newsnight for Sky News Australia, which aired weeknights at 11 pm. In 2014 he started hosting Sky News Australia’s Reporting Live with Stan Grant at 6 pm, a nightly news programme reporting on the serious news stories of the day, and in April of that year he hosted Crimes that Shook Australia, a six-part television drama series broadcast on Foxtel.
Grant took part in a public debate in 2015 at the IQ2 stage of The Ethics Centre, with immigration lawyer Pallavi Sinha, Herald Sun columnist Rita Panahi and actor Jack Thompson to argue for or against the topic “Racism is destroying the Australian dream”. He told of the impact of colonization on Indigenous Australians, past and present.
He argued that “the Australian Dream” was based upon racism, mentioning his ancestors and others who were forced into institutions and unpaid work. The debate itself was a finalist in the United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Awards for “its role in stimulating public awareness and understanding”.
In 2017, Stan Grant joined the ABC as editor of Indigenous Affairs and fill-in host of nightly current affairs programme 7.30. Grant also hosted The Link, which aired on Friday nights. In 2018 Grant started hosting a flagship national night current affairs programme, Matter of Fact, on the ABC News TV Channel and ABC News Radio.
Stan Grant was also appointed chief Asia correspondent for the ABC News Network. The program was cancelled after 10 months, ending on 29 November 2018, after which time he took up the new role of Indigenous and International Affairs Analyst with the ABC, concurrently with a professorship at Griffith University.
In 2019 Grant moved to Doha, capital city of Qatar, to start work with Al Jazeera English. In February 2020 he wrote an article commenting on the High Court’s ruling in the Love v Commonwealth case, which determined that two men could not be deported as aliens, although not Australian citizens, because of their Aboriginal identity. In it, he writes “The judges’ opinions make fascinating and inspiring reading. They are profound, wise, and sensitive”, that they wrote their judgments “with nuance”, and had “widened the horizon on what it is to be Indigenous and belong to this land”.
In September 2020, it was announced that Grant would become the ABC‘s International Affairs Analyst with the broadcaster noting his past journalistic experience in China affairs. This was notable as the ABC reporters working in China, Bill Birtles and Mike Smith, were removed from China by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on advice from the Australian Security and Intelligence Organization, Australia’s chief spy agency; the evacuation of the reporters led to a short diplomatic standoff.
In December 2020, Grant hosted a series of episodes about identity for the ABC’s long-form interview program One Plus One. In 2021, Grant launched the ABC’s China Tonight program – looking at Chinese culture and politics for an Australian audience. However, in October 2018 Grant was appointed Professor of Global Affairs at Griffith University. In April 2020 he was appointed Vice-Chancellor’s Chair of Australian-Indigenous Belonging at Charles Sturt University, a position he still holds as of July 2021.
Stan Grant was talked about as running in the 2016 Australian federal election in early 2016. Grant ruled out running for the National Party of Australia and said he was not “ideologically bound to the left” and that he admired people with the “small-l liberal” approach”.
In mid-March, nine weeks before the 2019 Australian federal election, Grant was asked by then Prime Minister Scott Morrison to a meeting at Kirribilli House. While there he was asked to run for the Liberal Party of Australia, but turned down the offer, saying “It was an honour to be asked by the Prime Minister, but in the end that role is just not for me. I like what I am doing now, totally independently, and I don’t have to make my views fit within a party framework”.
In 2002, Stan Grant published a memoir, The Tears of Strangers, which details the political and social changes of Indigenous Australians over the period of 40 years, focusing particularly on generations of the Wiradjuri people.
Grant’s second book, Talking to My Country, was published in February 2016. The origins of the book came from the abuse of Adam Goodes in 2015. In a review for The Saturday Paper, Talking to My Country was described as “Australia viewed from the riverbank on the edge of town; great affection mixed with discomfort about, ‘Advance Australia Fair'” (the national anthem).
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In 2019 Grant published his third book, Australia Day, a follow-up to Talking to My Country about what it means to be Australian. Grant authored On Identity which was published in both English and Wiradjuri in 2019, in hardcopy and as an e-book. In it, he “asks why when it comes to the identity he is asked to choose between black and white”, and “argues that it is time to leave identity behind and to embrace cosmopolitanism” (catalogue blurb).
Stan Grant wrote, and features in, the full-length documentary film The Australian Dream, released in 2019, the title of which echoes that of his address at the IQ2 debate. The film looks at the part played by racism in the demonization of Australian Rules football player Adam Goodes. It won the AACTA Award for best feature documentary in the 2019 series and the 2019 Walkley Documentary Award.
Stan Grant is currently married to Tracey Holmes. He was married to his first wife Karla Grant with whom he had three children. His divorce was a well-publicized marriage break-up in 2000, prior to the Sydney Olympic Games, resulting from his starting a relationship with fellow TV personality Tracey Holmes. After criticism from News Corporation tabloids, while News Corporation was involved in the C7 Sports dispute with Seven, his employment at the Seven Network was terminated as a result, and he and his second wife Tracey Holmes moved to Hong Kong with CNN. They were there for two years with their baby son, Jesse Grant, before moving to Beijing in mainland China with CNN, totaling 14 years in Asia.
Stan Grant net worth
How much is Stan Grant worth? Stan Grant net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his career as a journalist and writer. His salary and other earnings are over $2 million annually. Grant successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and influential journalists in Australia.