Michael Usher Biography
Michael Usher is an Australian anchor and reporter working for 7News as the anchor of the Friday and Saturday news and host of The Latest a position he took up in December 2018. He joined Seven Network in October 2016, as a weekend presenter on Seven News Sydney.
Michael Usher Education
Usher attended All Saints’ College where he graduated in 1987, and later in 1989, he joined the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts where he studied media and graduated with an Associate Diploma in Media Studies.
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He started his television career at the Golden West Television Network, Bunbury in 1990, while serving as a final-year cadet journalist. Not long after, he was posted in Kalgoorlie before he later joined STW-9, Perth a year later. Usher relocated to Sydney in 1993, where he worked at TCN-9 news, and 3 years later, he was appointed at Nine Network as the Olympics reporter covering the 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. In addition, he covered the corruption scandal that engulfed the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne.
When the Twin Towers were attacked in September 2001, Michael was the Nine Network’s New York correspondent. He also traveled north from Kuwait to reach Baghdad the day after the Coalition seized the city. He worked for three years for the Nine Network’s US bureau from 2001, as the National Nine News US correspondent, based in Los Angeles. He then relocated to Australia where he served as the fill-in host of Today and later in 2004, he relocated to United Kingdon with his family where he covered the London bureau.
Furthermore, in 2006, he returned to Australia where he replaced Ellen Fanning as the presenter of Nightline, and later in 2007, he was promoted to serving as the anchor of the Sunday program. Usher was then appointed as the anchor of Nine News Sunday AM which was short-lived and in 2008, he also served as the fill-in anchor on a number of Nine News bulletins as well as reporting for 60 Minutes. In addition, he served as the anchor of the weekend bulletin of Nine News Sydney for a year, and later on, he was permanently appointed as the reporter for 60 Minutes.
Michael also served as the host of the first leader’s debate between Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard before the 2010 Australian Federal Election. He anchored A Current Affair in December of 2010, while fill-in presenter Leila McKinnon had a holiday. In addition, he served as the co-host of the 2010 New Year’s Eve Fireworks with Alicia Gorey. while Karl Stefanovic was off-air for a while, he filled in for him in December 2011. After having worked at the station for 25 years, he decided to leave the station in 2016.
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Usher joined 7News in October 2016, as a weekend presenter on Seven News Sydney, and later in December 2018, he was promoted to anchor of the Friday and Saturday news and host of The Latest. While working for 7NEWS, he has covered; the Manchester concert bombing, the 2017 Queensland Election, the Christchurch and London attacks, the wedding of Harry and Meghan, the Trump election, and the release of Schapelle Corby from Kerobokan prison. Michael also led the station’s major investigation into the disappearance of the Beaumont children. In addition, he is considered one of the country’s foremost investigative journalists, and he is an award-winning reporter, newsreader, and foreign correspondent with a journalism career of almost 30 years.
Michael Usher Salary
Usher earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Michael Usher Net Worth
Usher has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor.
Michael Usher Age
Usher was born in 1970, in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. He is 52 years old as of 2022, however, he has not disclosed the date and month when he was born thus it is not known when he celebrates his birthday.
Michael Usher Height and Weight
Usher stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall. However, information about his weight will be updated when available.
Michael Usher Family
Usher likes to keep his personal life private hence he has neither disclosed the names of his parent nor those of his siblings. However, this information will be updated when available.
Michael Usher Wife and Children
Usher is currently divorced. He was previously married to Annalie Usher who is also in the media industry and while they were together they were blessed with three children including two sons Tom and Max, and a daughter Alex. However, the couple split as a result of the nature of Michael’s work as he was always away from home. He currently resides in Sydney together with his three children.
Michael Usher Social Media Platform
Usher is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 19k followers on Twitter 9k followers on Instagram and 3k followers on Facebook.