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Carrie Bickmore

Peter Helliar

Peter Helliar

Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly

We usually lean on Waleed Aly’s credentials as a broadcaster and academic. But he also loves his footy and plays a mean guitar.

Waleed Aly is one of Australia’s most respected and versatile media talents. Waleed Aly is a broadcaster, author, academic, musician and one of Australia’s most respected and versatile media talents.

In 2016 Waleed won the Gold Logie Award for the Most Popular Australian TV Personality, Silver Logie Award for Best Presenter and delivered the 2016 Andrew Olle Media Lecture. In 2014 he was awarded the prestigious Walkley Award for Commentary, Analysis, Opinion and Critique.

Before joining us full time, Waleed was the drive show host on Radio National for 3 years. He has tackled comedy as both a writer and presenter for SBS’s Salam Café along with hard-hitting news as a host of ABC radio’s Mornings program in Melbourne.

Waleed has presented sporting analysis on ABC News 24’s The Drum, and political analysis on Q&A and BBC World. Through this as well as regular appearances on Meet The Press, The 7.30 Report, Offsiders and Q&A, Waleed has become widely recognised and trusted by audiences across Australia.

When he’s not broadcasting or writing (he also has multiple short-listings in the Victorian Premiers’ Literary Awards, and an award-winning book), Waleed is probably doing something musical. He is the guitarist and main songwriter for Melbourne originals band Robot Child. He played the lead guitar in the world’s first ever theatrical production of Pink Floyd’s classic album, The Wall with Nuworks Theatre in Melbourne.

Waleed is almost certainly the only terrorism expert in the world to have written a formal harmonic and structural analysis of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. He made his Melbourne International Comedy Festival debut in 2013 alongside Charlie Pickering in ‘The World’s Problems Solved with Charlie Pickering and Waleed Aly’.

Waleed is a lecturer in politics at Monash University, working in their Global Terrorism Research Centre and currently presents The Minefield on Radio National with ethicist Scott Stephens every Thursday morning.

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