Tony Jones Biography
Tony Jones is an Australian sports presenter working for 9 News Australia as a weekday night sports anchor on the Today Show. He also serves as the host Australian Open on the station and as a fill-in for Neil Mitchell on 3AW. He has worked at 9 News for over 37 years as of 2023.
Tony Jones Career
Prior to starting his career in radio, Tony attended a radio school and after having graduated, he worked for radio stations in Melbourne’s 3AW and Victoria. When he joined the 9 News team in 1986, he worked on the sports team, and later in 1988, Jones served as the weekend sports anchor. In addition, Tony became the weeknight sports anchor in 1990. Jones has received much critical acclaim for his one-hour special tribute to Victorian football legend E.J. Whitten, and the special went to air in 1995.
Jones has covered all of Australia’s major sporting events for the last three decades. When the Australian cricket team had their historic tour of South Africa in 1994, Jones covered the entire tour. In addition, for his exclusive on Dean Jones’ retirement from international cricket, he received the Victorian Cricket Association’s Best Television Story Award. Furthermore, while Tony was in South Africa for the tour, he witnessed the first open elections in the country. Steinfort also had the privilege to meet the future President, Nelson Mandela during that time.
In addition, Jones worked alongside Greg Evans in 1995, on a breakfast radio program on Gold 104. Tony served as the anchor of the Saturday newscast, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, which is a one-hour show alongside Jason Dunstall and Lou Richards. Furthermore, served as the host of the Gold 104 sports show, The Curtain Raisers alongside, sports journalist Linda Pearce and former Melbourne coach Neil Balme. In 1998, Jones served as the host of Sports Sunday, which is a live weekly program that is well known for its major sports breaking news, reporting, and many awards.
Furthermore, Tony served as the producer of The Sunday Footy Show from 2001 to the end of 2003. He joined the Nine’s Friday Night Football team in 2002 and served as the producer of the Allan Border Medal telecast. At the same time, Jones also continued serving as the producer of The Sunday Footy Show. In addition, Jones was the host of Nine’s Sunday Afternoon in 2003, and he also covered Sunday Football Live and Sunday Football.
In a Nine News exclusive, Jones was able to retrieve Lauren Burns’ Olympic gold medal and for this, he made headlines. Later in 2004, Jones served as the anchor for Melbourne sports radio station SEN and reporter on Nine’s Today program. Tony took up as host of The Sunday Footy Show in 2006, he also served as a reporter on the station’s 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games coverage. In addition, Jones also joined the Sport 927 breakfast team as a regular contributor.
While working for the Nine Network, Jones covered the 2010 Winter Olympics from Vancouver. In addition, he took up the breakfast co-anchoring position of Radio Sport National in 2010 and he worked alongside Michael Christian. In the year 2012, Tony served as a weekly anchor on the Brig & Lehmo breakfast show on radio station Gold 104. In addition, Jones worked on radio 3AW while serving as a weekly sports anchor on Neil Mitchell’s top-rating morning program in 2013. He took up The Sunday Footy Show hosting position in 20017 on 9 News. In January 2019, the station announced Tony as it sports anchor on the Today show.
Tony Jones Salary
Jones earns an annual salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Tony Jones Net Worth
Jones has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as a sports presenter.
Tony Jones Age
Jones was born on October 1, 1961, in Melbourne, Australia. He is 62 years old as of 2023, and he celebrates his birthday on the 1st of October every year.
Tony Jones Height and Weight
Jones stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall. However, information about his weight will be updated when available.
Tony Jones Family
Jones biological father abandoned his family while Tony was only 2 years thus leaving his mother to raise him and his three siblings. Thereafter, his childhood was filled with trauma as his mother got remarried and his step-father used to beat him up. In addition, when he was 12 years old, he tried to stop his stepfather from physically abusing his mother. Furthermore, Tony also lost his sister who was killed by a drunk driver.
In 2022, Jones opened up on 3AW about his childhood and he stated that his biological father died. He received a call from the police to pay for the burial of his father and he refused to pay. He stated that he had only met his father twice in his life thus he saw no need to pay for his burial.
Tony Jones Wife and Children
Jones is married to Annette and together they have been blessed with a son, Mitchell, and a daughter Lauren. He resides in Melbourne together with his wife and children.