Stephen Rice has been a producer on 60 Minutes since 2004, following ten years as executive producer of the Nine Network's Sunday program.
Rice began his career in journalism with the investigative newspaper, The National Times, after graduating from the Australian National University in 1981 with degrees in law and arts.
He then joined The Sydney Morning Herald covering political, legal and industrial issues. In 1984 he was hired by Channel Nine's Willesee program and later became executive producer of A Current Affair.
In 1994 he became executive producer of Sunday, Business Sunday and The Small Business Show.
Rice is the author of Some Doctors Make You Sick: The scandal of medical incompetence and winner of several national and international television and journalism awards, including the New York Festivals Awards.
He has twice won a Walkley Award for journalism: one for an exclusive interview with the Golden Triangle heroin warlord Khun Sa in 1988 (a report he filmed himself on a Video 8 camera after illegally crossing the Burmese border by donkey); another for Excellence in News Leadership, in 1997.