Born in New York, Gerald Stone began his media career as a copy boy for the New York Times.
Emigrating to Australia in 1962, Stone reported for News Limited in Vietnam in the late 190s and also covered the Australian Moree “Freedom Rides” for the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror.
After continuing his journalism work and appearing on This Day Tonight, Gerald Stone was appointed news director for the Nine Network.
One of his most notable achievements at the Nine Network was as the first executive producer of the Australian version of ’60 Minutes’, coordinating stars such as Ray Martin, Jana Wendt and George Negus.
After Nine, he held positions with Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Network, as head of current affairs; Channel 7, as network head of current affairs; and SBS, as deputy chairman.
He has written numerous books throughout his career including ‘War Without Honour’, ‘1932: A Hell of a Year’, ‘Singo – Mates, Wives, Triumphs, Disasters’ and most recently in 2007, ‘Who Killed Channel 9?’
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