Adrian Stevanon

Journalist

Award-winning reporter Adrian Stevanon is of Swiss and Samoan descent. Te Awamutu-raised, he won early screen time in the late 90s as a member of McDonald’s Young Entertainers’ Super Troopers. Since completing studies at NZ Broadcasting School, Stevanon has filmed and presented reports for Tagata PasifikaOne News and Māori TV's Native Affairs. En route, he has interviewed Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama and produced a 2015 story on West Papua, as part of the first Kiwi TV crew to visit there in decades. In 2016 Stevanon joined the producing team on TV3 Māori current affairs show The Hui.

His story was a small masterpiece that combined awareness, investigation, humour and flair. Jim Tucker, a judge on the NZ Excellence in Reporting Diversity Awards, on one of Adrian Stevanon's award-winning stories, November 2009