• Journalist and author releases his 'Talking to My Country'. (NITV News)
Walkley Award winner Stan Grant is today launching his new book, ‘Talking to My Country’, at the National Press Club in Canberra. NITV looks back at the life of one of Australia’s most celebrated Indigenous broadcasters.
By
Myles Morgan

22 Feb 2016 - 11:54 AM  UPDATED 22 Feb 2016 - 12:37 PM

Stan Grant has spent over 30 years in journalism covering some of the biggest events in Australia and across the globe.

From the Olympics, to war zones, following world leaders and living in some of the most exciting cities in the world, Stan has returned home to dedicate himself to celebrating, and improving the lives of Indigenous people.

1963

Stan Grant is born in Griffith on Wiradjuri country. He is the son of Wiradjuri elder Stan Grant Snr.

1983

Joins Macquarie Radio.

1987

Becomes a political correspondent for the ABC in the Parliamentary press gallery in Canberra.

1992

Joins the Seven Network as host of current affairs show 'Real Life'.

1996

Part of Seven’s coverage of the Olympic Games in Atlanta, United States.

2001

Leaves Australia to join American news network CNN as an anchor in Hong Kong.

2002

Publishes his first book, a family memoir, ‘Tears of Strangers’.

2005

Moves to China as a senior correspondent for CNN.

2008

Moves to the United Arab Emirates to host weekly news program ‘Prism’ for CNN.

2010

Moves back to China as CNN’s senior international correspondent.

2012

Stan returns to Australia and helps to launch NITV on its first day broadcasting on free-to-air television.

2013

Joins Sky News as an anchor. 

Begins hosting NITV’s weekly current affairs show ‘Awaken’.

2015

Delivers a powerful speech on racism which quickly goes viral upon its release a few months later.

Wins Australia’s highest honour in journalism, a Walkley Award, for his columns in The Guardian.

2016

Launches new nightly current affairs show ‘The Point’ on NITV. Publishes his second book, ‘Talking to My Country’.