Sher is an award-winning
investigative journalist in TV, print, radio
and on the Web.
Julian Sher is the Senior Producer of CBC's the
fifth estate, Canada's premiere
investigative TV program.
He is a veteran TV
documentary writer and director as well as
an accomplished newsroom trainer and the
author of six widely-acclaimed books. He has
been an investigative journalist for Canada's two
leading newspapers, The
Toronto Star and the The
Globe and Mail.
His latest book is Somebody's
Daughter: The Hidden Story of America's
Prostituted Children and The Battle to Save
Publisher's Weekly called the book
"a thorough, deeply affecting study … [that]
strikes a rare balance between revealing trauma
His previous book, Caught
in the Web: Inside the Police Hunt to Rescue
Children from Online Predators has
been hailed by reviewers as "riveting"
"eye-opening and "gripping." His writings on child
abuse have appeared on the front page of the New
York Times, the cover of Maclean's
magazine and the OpEd page of USA
Julian wrote and directed a New York
Times-CBC TV investigation into nuclear terrorism
Jihad" which won the duPont-Columbia
University Award, the broadcast equivalent of the
Pulitzer Prize, in 2006.
recognized expert on the justice system and
crime, Julian Sher has been a keynote speaker at
several leading law enforcement conferences. He
co-authored two books on outlaw motorcycle gangs,
Road to Hell and Angels
of Death: Inside the Biker's Global Crime
Empire, was been hailed as "a
devastating indictment of the gangs'
drug-running and racketeering across three
continents" and has been translated into
several languages and sold in seven countries.
He also wrote the award-winning national
You Are Dead: Steven Truscott's Long Ride Into
History about Canada's most famous
murder trial, which led to an official re-opening
a 40-year-old case. His first book was White
Hoods: Canada's Ku Klux Klan, an
expose of racism in Canada which is still cited as
the main source of the subject in the
He has filmed, written and produced major
documentaries across the globe. He covered
scandals, wars and corporate intrigue in South
Africa, Somalia, Holland, France, England, Costa
Rica, Honduras, Mexico and the United States and
Canada. He is a three-time nominee for a Gemini
(Canada's equivalent of the Emmys for TV), and won
a Gemini for Best Documentary in 1997. He also won
a Governor General's award for Meritorious Public
Service for uncovering miscarriages of justice.
newsroom trainer, Julian has taught journalists
at CNN, the BBC, and in newspapers and TV
networks across Canada. He has also trained in
Kosovo for the Canadian International
Development Agency, and in the African countries
of Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana and Nigeria
for the World Bank. He also consulted for the
OECD in Paris and UNICEF in New York.
has been active in media and human rights
issues. He is the former president of the Canadian
Association of Journalists and is on the
CAJ's Ethics Advisory Panel.
He is a graduate in Honours History from McGill
University in Montreal.
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