Stan Grant (journalist)

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Stan Grant
Stan Grant and Tracey Holmes.JPG
Stan Grant and wife Tracey Holmes, in 2008
Born (1963-09-30) 30 September 1963 (age 51)
Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation News Anchor
Notable credit(s) Real Life host
CNN anchor (2000–2007, 2009-present)
Spouse(s) Karla Grant (?-2000)
Tracey Holmes (2000-present)
Children 1 (f); 2 (m) with Karla Grant;
1 (m) with Holmes[1]
Parents Stan Grant, Snr.

Stan Grant, Jr. (born 30 September 1963 in Griffith, New South Wales) is an Australian journalist and correspondent for Sky News Australia. Grant is of Aboriginal ancestry from the Wiradjuri.

Early years[edit]

Grant is a Wiradjuri man[2] from Griffith, New South Wales. He is the son of Stan Grant, an elder of the Wiradjui people.


Grant commenced university in New South Wales, then to the Australian National University and got a job as a copy boy at The Canberra Times. He spent several years as a news presenter on the Australian Macquarie Radio Network and Seven and ABC television networks, along with a stint at CNN International in Hong Kong and Beijing, responsible for the news network's coverage of China.[1]

In 1994, as host of the Seven Network current affairs program Real Life he won the Logie Award for Most Popular Current Affairs Program.[3]

In 2007, alongside news presenter Mary Kostakidis he took on the role of co-presenter of the one hour 6.30 pm SBS World News Australia bulletin. His former wife Karla Grant is also employed on the SBS program Living Black.

In September 2007, Grant was announced presenter and producer of ABC Local Radio's Indigenous programme Speaking Out which focuses on culture, lifestyle and political issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia. Grant replaced Kerry Klimm and in 2008, Grant was replaced by Rhianna Patrick. In December 2007, Grant resigned from SBS World News Australia and was replaced by Anton Enus. In 2008, Grant joined the World Bank as Senior Communications Officer,[4] based in Sydney.

In 2009 Grant was appointed UAE correspondent for CNN. Based in CNN's new Abu Dhabi news-gathering and production centre, Grant covers stories from both the UAE and the surrounding region[5] and hosts Prism. Grant returned to Australia in 2013 and hosted a nightly late night news program Newsnight for Sky News Australia, which aired weeknights at 11pm.[6] From 2014 he started hosting Sky News Australia's Reporting Live with Stan Grant at 6pm, a nightly news program reporting on the serious news stories of the day. In April he hosted Crimes that Shook Australia, a six-part television drama series broadcast on FOXTEL.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Grant is a member of the Wiradjuri tribe of Indigenous Australians from the south-west inland region of New South Wales. The Wiradjuri also have roots in inner Victoria, which is where he spent much of his childhood.

Grant was married to Karla Grant with whom he had three children.[1] A well publicised marriage break-up in 2000, prior to the Sydney Olympic Games, resulted from his starting a relationship with fellow TV personality Tracey Holmes. After criticism from News Corporation tabloids,[8] while News was involved in the C7 Sport dispute with Seven, his employment at the Seven Network was terminated as a result, and he and Tracey Holmes moved to Hong Kong.[1]

Grant has written his memoirs, The Tears of Strangers, that he hopes to develop into a play or a documentary.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Stan Grant: 'I've put the past behind me'". 10 February 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Dias, Muditha (14 June 2013). "Elite racism and the Australian media". Radio National (transcript) (Australia: ABC Radio). Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "List of 1994 Logie Award Winners". TV Week. 1994. 
  4. ^ "Solomon Islands Health Sector Support Program Technical Assistance Project" (Press release). World Bank. 20 March 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "CNN Appoints Three Foreign Correspondents". TV Newser. 
  6. ^ "Stan Grant joins Sky News". Media Spy. 3 December 2012. 
  7. ^ Idato, Michael (13 February 2014). "Shocking crimes revisited in new series". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Stan and his Holmes wrecker sacked". Media Watch (transcript) (ABC TV). 21 August 2000. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 

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