ABC News appoints Stan Grant as international affairs analyst

Stan Grant has joined ABC News in a multiplatform role, providing stories and analysis for ABC Online, 7.30, Four Corners, audio current affairs and TV news as international affairs analyst.

The position will include regular contributions to the China segment on The World each Thursday night.

Speaking on the appointment, Grant said now was an important time to look at the stories behind the headlines.

“The world is at a critical period,” Grant said.

“Coronavirus has laid waste to our economies and revealed our fragility at the same time as democracy is in retreat and a more authoritarian China is reshaping global power.

“I’m really looking forward to drawing on my three decades as a reporter covering the big conflicts and stories of our time and joining the dots of that for Australians.”

Director of news, Gaven Morris, said the story of China and its complex relationships around the world, including with Australia, was one of the most important of our time.

“Covering the China story is a priority, and we’re actively examining a range of options for how ABC News will continue to provide Australians with the most complete and authoritative reporting and analysis,” he said.

“Stan Grant is one of Australia’s most knowledgeable and respected journalists, with extensive direct China experience, and it’s terrific to have him as part of the ABC team.”

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