Shane David McLeod
(born August 8, 1975) is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
's North Asia correspondent.
McLeod grew up in Hervey Bay
and studied journalism at Queensland University of Technology
. He commenced his career at ABC's Brisbane radio newsroom and also worked in Gladstone
before transferring to the radio current affairs Melbourne
bureau in 1999 to report for the ABC's national programs AM, The World Today and PM.
A move in January 2001 took him to Australia's capital, Canberra
, where he reported federal politics for radio current affairs, including the 2001 federal election campaign. In 2002 McLeod was promoted to the ABC's foreign correspondent in Papua New Guinea
, reporting from across the pacific region. In January 2005 he reported on the devastating tsunami
and its effects in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. He moved to Japan to become the ABC's North Asia correspondent in July 2005.