William Verity has been a journalist for more than 25 years.
His work has appeared on ABC radio stations across Australia, including ABC Radio National. PM, AM and ABC Local Radio. He has worked at the Sydney Morning Herald, the Sun-Herald, the Illawarra Mercury, and edited numerous community newspapers in western Sydney.
His articles have appeared in numerous publications including the UK Daily Telegraph, Australian Men's Fitness Magazine, Shape Magazine, New Zealand Women's Weekly and more.
His first book, Bear is Now Asleep, was published with Random House in 2007. His second book, The Fight Game - the biography of boxer Shannan 'The Bulli Blaster' Taylor was completed in 2014.
Educated at Cambridge University, he has a masters in Social Anthropology and has lectured in journalism at the University of Western Sydney, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, the University of Wollongong and the University of Notre Dame.
After working as social media specialist for the Leader of the NSW Government in the Upper House, he helped transform the media strategy for Legal Aid NSW.
He is currently working for the Disabiity Royal Commission as assistant director of media and communications.
Freelance writer for a variety of publications including UK Daily Telegraph, Australian Men's Fitness Magazine, NZ Women's Weekly and Shape magazine. Journalism lecturer at University of Sydney.
Feature writer for Weekender magazine on the Illawarra Mercury. Beer columnist, book reviewer, travel writer and motorcycle journalist.
Lecturer at University of Western Sydney in journalism, media law and media ethics. Editor of faculty magazine and external marker of masters theses.
2007: Book, Bear is Now Asleep, is published by Random House.
2003-2005: Senior news reporter for Illawarra Mercury in Wollongong, including founder of the Shellharbour bureau.
2002-2003: Originator and founder of the western suburbs bureau for the Sydney Morning Herald, based out of Liverpool.
1994-2002: Fairfax Community Newspapers: reporter then editor of numerous newspapers in western Sydney: Liverpool, Fairfield, Penrith, Blacktown, Parramatta. Founded and hosted weekly news radio program on Radio 2GLF.
1993-1994: Truck driver and tour guide, Dragoman Adventure Travel. Driving passengers from the UK to Kathmandu, around India and back again.
1990-1993: Journalist, Wiltshire Times, United Kingdom. Completion of radio training at BBC World Service. Worked at BBC Radio Bristol and Radio Forth (Edinburgh).
1985-1990: Cambridge University, Masters in Social Anthropology