Julian Sher

Investigative TV producer,
book author and trainer

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"Masterful, absorbing To date the most definitive account of sex trafficking of children and the culture that supports it. "

- Norma Ramos
Coalition Against Trafficking of Women

"A brutally honest look into the hidden world of prostituted children in the United States. A compelling book that will touch hearts and minds and inspire people to take action."

- Rachel Durchslag
Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation

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Plus these investigative books:

Angels of Death

One Child at a Time

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Julian Sher is the Senior Producer of CBC's the fifth estate, Canada's premier investigative TV program.

You can watch the latest show -- and many other documentaries --  on our YouTube Channel

And check out our website for more information on our award-winning investigations from our past seasons:






CNN Photo

Interviews with  CNN, MSNBC, BBC, CBC and The Guardian on the biker shootings in Waco


Read my articles about web safety:


USA Today logo

Readers Digest


Read my feature about bad science in the courts: "Trial and Error:"

The Walrus



Read my 2013 investigative articles:

Toronto Star

Read my Globe and Mail articles:

Globe and Mail


Read the interview:
Five Questions for Julian Sher


Read the profile:
Trouble is His Business

Ryerson Review

Julian Sher
  is the Senior Producer of CBC's the fifth estate, Canada's premier investigative TV program.

An award-winning investigative journalist in TV, print, radio and on the Web, 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 was 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 Them. Publisher's Weekly called the book "a thorough, deeply affecting study [that] strikes a rare balance between revealing trauma and hope."

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 Today.

Julian wrote and directed a New York Times-CBC TV investigation called "Nuclear Jihad" which won the duPont-Columbia University Award, the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, in 2006.

He created JournalismNet, a comprehensive guide to mastering the web as an investigative tool. He speaks at conferences around the world and can be contacted here for appearances.


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