Brad McEwan

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Brad McEwan
Born (1971-04-28) 28 April 1971 (age 43)
Australia
Occupation Television presenter, Radio presenter
Employer Network Ten

Brad McEwan (born 28 April 1971) is an Australian television personality and sports journalist.

McEwan is currently the sport presenter on Melbourne's Ten Eyewitness News and is best known for his hosting duties on Network Ten's Sports Tonight.

Early life[edit]

McEwan grew up in Lockington, a small town close to Echuca in Northern Victoria. He is a former student of Rochester High School and then Ballarat College of Advanced Education (now the University of Ballarat) where he studied Physical Education.[1]

Career[edit]

Radio[edit]

In 1994, Brad commenced a four-year period at Triple M in Melbourne where he worked in the newsroom as a sports reporter and presenter.

Television[edit]

McEwan's entry into television arrived in 1999 when he commenced work with Network Ten in Melbourne as a sports reporter. He reported and presented sport for Ten in Melbourne (where he was a substitute for Stephen Quartermain).

In 2004, Brad moved to Brisbane where he was a sport presenter, producer and writer with Ten News and he also filled in as a news presenter. McEwan replaced Bill McDonald who became news presenter on the bulletin. Additionally, McEwan hosted Queensland's local AFL show Queensland Rules, and commentated from the boundary for many of the AFL games held in Brisbane.

In late 2006, Network Ten welcomed the new format of Ten Late News with Sports Tonight, which tempted Brad to move to Sydney in 2007. McEwan replaced Ryan Phelan becoming the main presenter of Sports Tonight.

In 2008, Brad became the permanent replacement for Tim Webster as sport presenter on Sydney's Ten News at Five.

In August 2008, McEwan injured his knee when attempting to take a mark over a marking bag while filming an AFL segment for the news resulting in his admission to hospital and surgery. He returned to work in 2009 after signing a 4-year contract extension with Network Ten.

McEwan is famous for his banter with Ten Late News presenter Sandra Sully.

In September 2013, it was announced that he would return to Melbourne to present sport on Ten Eyewitness News replacing Stephen Quartermain.[2]

In 2014, McEwan hosted the overnight session on Channel Ten of the Sochi Winter Olympics.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brad McEwan - TEN News - Seriously TEN
  2. ^ Sully & Brad McEwan, can it really be over?, TV Tonight, 2 September 2013
  3. ^ Channel 10 promises more than 500 hours of Sochi Winter Olympics coverage, News.com.au 30 October 2013

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Bill McDonald
Ten News Brisbane
Sport Presenter

2004-2006
Succeeded by
Michael Voss
Preceded by
Ryan Phelan
Sports Tonight
Presenter (Mon-Thurs)

2007-2011
Succeeded by
program axed
Preceded by
Tim Webster
Ten News Sydney
Sport Presenter

2008-2013
Succeeded by
Matt Burke
Preceded by
Stephen Quartermain
Ten News Melbourne
Sport Presenter

2013-present
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Ryan Phelan
Ten Late News
Sport Presenter (Mon-Thurs)

2012-2013
Succeeded by
Adam Hawse and Victoria Murphy