The Project host and Monash lecturer Waleed Aly has won the coveted TV Week 2017 Silver Logie Award for Best Presenter.
Waleed, who lectures in the School of Media, Film and Journalism, has continued to stamp his authority on the media landscape, articulating his well-researched views on current affairs.
He was awarded his silver Logie at the annual TV Logie Awards at Crown on Sunday night.
The other Best Presenter Logie finalists included Waleed’s co-presenter Carrie Bickmore (The Project), Amanda Keller (The Living Room), Grant Denyer (All Star Family Feud/Family Feud/The Great Australian Spelling Bee) and Sarah Harris (Shark Tank/Studio 10).
Waleed’s silver Logie backs up his Gold Logie at last year’s gala event when he was named the Best Personality on Australian Television.
Waleed told the Crown audience he was “surrounded by people who are better than me and can improve me”.
“There is, I think, a mythology in our game that if you front a show, then you are a show,” Waleed said.
“That is really, really not true for our shows. I feel vaguely fraudulent, frankly, standing here.
“There are times I sit in a production meeting and I honestly think any idiot could host the show. I am genuinely delighted tonight to be that idiot. So thank you very much.”
Waleed was also part of the winning team at The Project, which clinched the Best News Panel Or Current Affairs Program for the consecutive year.
Monash journalism graduate Chris Gillett, a former Herald Sun journalist, is now a producer for The Project.
The other Best News Panel Or Current Affairs Program finalists were Four Corners, Studio 10, Sunrise and Today.
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