Adam Shand (journalist)

Adam Shand (born 13 August 1962) is an Australian writer and journalist.

Adam Shand
Born (1962-08-13) 13 August 1962
EducationMitchell College of Advanced Education, 1985


Adam Shand started his career in journalism as a cadet on The Australian newspaper in the 1980s covering the rise and fall of entrepreneurs. In 1991, he joined the Nine Network reporting for Business Sunday in Sydney and Melbourne.

In the 1990s Shand worked for three years in Africa as a freelance journalist based in Zimbabwe for media organizations, covering historic events as the rise to power of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, the aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda and the corruption of Zimbabwe's democracy. He returned to Australia in 1997 and worked as a roving reporter for the Nine Network's Today program. Shand also continued to work in the print media, including stints on the Australian Financial Review newspaper in Sydney and Melbourne. In 2003, Shand proposed a unique role writing for The Bulletin magazine while also filing stories for the Nine Network's Sunday program. He held that role until the closure of both the magazine and the show.

He won a Walkley Award in 2007 with Frank McGuire for exposing police corruption in Victoria.[1] During this time he covered Melbourne's bloody ganglands war for the Nine Network and The Bulletin. He also produced exclusive stories on Australia's outlaw biker clubs, Lebanese and Islander gangs in Sydney. He worked full-time for the Nine Network's flagship A Current Affair programme from 2008 until 2010.


  • Outlaws: Inside The Truth About Australian Bikers, 2011
  • The Skull: Informers, Hit Men and Australia's Toughest Cop, 2009, Black Inc Books[2]
  • Big Shots: The Chilling Inside Story of Carl Williams and the Gangland Wars, 2007, Penguin Books
  • King of Thieves – The Adventures of Arthur Delaney and The Kangaroo Gang, 2010, Allen & Unwin[3]


  1. "Walkley winners 2007". TV Tonight. 29 November 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  2. Walters, Ian (20 November 2009). "The Skull: informants, hit men and Australia's toughest cop – ABC Brisbane – Australian Broadcasting Corporation". ABC Online. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  3. Thompson, Frances (15 May 2010). "Stealing the Show". Newcastle Herald. p. H2. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
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