Jon Faine, born Jonathan Eric Faine, is an Australian radio presenter and host of a morning program on 774 ABC in Melbourne. Faine is also recognised as a prominent and influential member of the Australian Jewish community.
Faine began his professional career practising as a solicitor in various Melbourne law firms, combining work with his love for cars by serving as a motoring reporter for a lawyers' magazine. He acted pro-bono for the Australian Democrats in a number of Court of Disputed Returns matters in the late 1980s with success. In 1989 he began working in radio, producing and hosting The Law Report on the Radio National channel of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and, since that time, has worked on various ABC radio and television programs.
From 1996, Faine has hosted ABC's local radio morning program, from 8.30 am to 12.00 pm in Melbourne, including the Conversation Hour which is heard across Victoria from 11.00 am. He is known for vigorous debate and for fostering conversation on politics, law, arts and sport. With high ratings that peaked in September 2002, he was found to be Victoria's top talk-show host (AC Nielsen survey), and in 2003 he received the ABC Local Radio "Broadcaster of the Year" award. He has also worked on scripts for a number of television and feature films.
In 2011 Faine was voted by the Australian Jewish News as among the Top 50 most influential members of the Jewish community in Australia.