Erdem Koc is a journalist, broadcaster and academic lecturing in Media and Communication at La Trobe University. He graduated from Law and Journalism at La Trobe, and has been a lecturer since 2011.
Erdem began his journalism career with the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) in Melbourne. He first worked with the Turkish language program's broadcasts before moving on to work for SBS Radio's flagship news and current affairs program World News, where he covered major stories such as the Black Saturday bushfires, as well as international news events such as the G20, and other major sporting events.
He currently works as a television producer for Australia's most popular breakfast program Insiders on the ABC, which airs on Sunday mornings.
Erdem is also a sports broadcaster with SBS, where he has hosted and commentated on A-League games, Socceroos games and was the main host for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He is currently hosting the Socceroos' Road to Russia games as well as the weekly The World Game podcast.
He has also written for a range of other media, including The Age, Herald Sun, Crikey, The Conversation and the Walkley Magazine. Erdem has often appeared on Network Ten's The Project.
He is the founding editor of online magazine Upstart, which showcases student writing, and provides a platform for emerging journalists.
Erdem is currently completing a practice-based PhD in the form of a podcast series titled: "A Hidden Legacy: A Turkish-Australian perspective on the Anzac Legend".
Erdem is also involved in performing arts. He has his own band and theatre company.