Ken Sutcliffe

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Ken Sutcliffe
Born (1947-11-15) 15 November 1947 (age 67)
Residence Sydney, Australia
Nationality Australian
Other names Kenny, Kenny Sutcliffe
Occupation Sports broadcaster
Employer Nine Network
Known for Sport presentation/ commentary

Ken Sutcliffe (born 15 November 1947) is a popular sporting television personality, born in Oberon, New South Wales but lived most of his growing up days in Mudgee. Also known as the "Male Model from Mudgee".[1]

Career[edit]

Sutcliffe started his radio career in 1966 in Mudgee,followed by a stint as a general announcer at 2LF Young. and began work on television as a sports presenter on local station CBN-8 Orange. He then joined TCN-9 in 1979, appearing on World of Sport with Ron Casey.[2]

In 1982 he began his television presenting career with Darrell Eastlake co-hosting 'Bedtime stories with Ken & Daz'. The show was set in a bedroom and featured Ken and Darrell wearing pajamas and being served cookies by Denise Drysdale. Each week they would interview a prominent sportsperson who would also arrive in their pajamas. The show was axed after 8 episodes.

He has been a long-time host of the Nine Network's Wide World of Sports productions, initially joining the program in 1982. After a year off as a co-host on Graham Kennedy's news program simply called Graham Kennedy's News Show in 1988, he rejoined WWOS in 1989, including a stint during the 1990s with Max Walker.

During his time with Wide World of Sports, Ken travelled many miles for the Nine Network. He was in Los Angeles in 1984 for the Summer Olympics while the Winter Olympics took him to Calgary in 1988, to Albertville, France, in ‘92 and to Lillehammer in ‘94.

He has also hosted three Commonwealth Games for the network: Brisbane in 1982, Auckland in 1990 and Kuala Lumpur in 1998.

In addition he has presented the Wimbledon and US Open Tennis Championships for more than a decade and was also in Augusta Georgia in 1997 to host the Masters telecast when Tiger Woods broke through for his historic victory.

Ken has also hosted Rugby League Grand Finals and the State of Origin series, as well as the US Open Golf, the Pan Pacific and Olympic swimming trials plus the World Swimming Championships in Japan and The Brisbane Goodwill Games. Ken was also part of the hosting team for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

A stalwart of the Nine Network, he began presenting sport on Nine News Sydney — a position he still holds — in 1982 and later that year began filling in as co-host on Wide World of Sports and Today.

Personal life[edit]

Ken is a father of three — Rachael, Simone and Scott — and grandfather to Kathleen, Patrick, Rosie, Thomas and James.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walshaw, Nick (22 April 2012). "Mudgee: Heart of the country". The Daily Telegraph. News Ltd. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  2. ^ http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=449248

External links[edit]

Media offices
Preceded by
unknown
Nine News Sydney
Sport Presenter (Sun-Thurs)

1982 -
Succeeded by
incumbent