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Radio, television presenter, lawyer and rock musician.


Waleed Aly is one of Australia's most respected and versatile young media talents.

On radio and television he has interviewed everyone from Julia Gillard to The Bangles. He has tackled comedy as a writer and presenter for SBS's Salam Cafe, and tackled hard-hitting news as a host of ABC radio's Mornings program in Melbourne or an anchor for ABC News Breakfast.

He has done sporting analysis on ABC News 24's The Drum, and serious political analysis on Q&A and BBC World. Through these appearances, as well as other feature appearances on Meet The Press, The 7.30 Report, Enough Rope with Andrew Denton and The Project, Waleed has become widely recognised and trusted by audiences across Australia.

When he's not broadcasting or writing (he has a Walkley commendation, 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 and co-wrote the theme music for Salam Cafe.

He is almost certainly the only terrorism expert in the world to have written a formal harmonic and structural analysis of Bohemian Rhapsody.

Previous experience

Host:In 2010 he hosted The Late Session for SBS, a lively talk show set in a dinner party environment canvassing a wide range of contemporary topics.

Radio: In 2012 Waleed presented the Drive Show on Radio National.

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