Alan Sunderland

Journalism Advocate


Phone: 614 1628 4743


Alan Sunderland's Biography

Alan Sunderland is a Walkley Award winning journalist with more than thirty-five years’ experience in public broadcasting, starting as a cadet in the ABC Melbourne newsroom in 1979.

After 17 years with SBS Television, serving as Political Editor and Head of News and Current Affairs, Alan re-joined the ABC News management team in 2005.

He held a number of senior management roles across News and National Programs before becoming Head of Policy and Staff Development in 2010.

In 2013 Alan left the News Division to take up a position in charge of Editorial Policy across the ABC. He is responsible for advising on all significant editorial matters, developing and setting editorial standards and coordinating editorial training across the organisation.

In 2019 Alan retired from ABC and became the Fourth Estate's first Journalism Advocate.