Ben Davis (journalist)

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Ben Davis (born 1974) is an Australian sports presenter and reporter.

Davis is currently a drive presenter on 4BC in Brisbane.

Career[edit]

Davis started his career at the Ten Network as a part-time cadet whilst he completed a degree in Communications (Journalism) at the University of Technology, Queensland. In 1995 at the age of 21, he finished his studies and an opportunity came up with Seven News in Brisbane.

In 1997 and 1999, Ben won "Best Television Report" in the National Soccer League's national Media Awards for reports that he did on the Brisbane Strikers.[citation needed]

On 9 September 2007 whilst doing a live cross from Melbourne during sport for Seven News Brisbane Davis was tackled and subsequently assaulted by two men. He received minor injuries from the assault and police are investigating the crime.[1]

Ben has reported on some of Queensland's biggest sporting moments over the past 15 years, including the Brisbane Broncos grand final wins, the North Queensland Cowboys grand final appearance, the Brisbane Strikers historic NSL grand final campaign, John Eales' last Wallaby tour of Europe, the Kangaroos 2000 World Cup triumph in Manchester, Allan Langer's unforgettable State of Origin comeback and the 2005 Ashes Tour of England.

He has covered Queensland’s biggest sporting event – The State of Origin Series – since 2000 from Queensland’s record loss to their record series win in 2010. Ben has also been a fill in sport presenter on Sunrise & Weekend Sunrise.

In November 2013, Davis was appointed as drive presenter on 4BC replacing Gary Hardgrave and commenced his new role in January 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seven reporter bashed outside NRL venue. Theage.com.au (9 September 2007). Retrieved on 2013-06-03.