Brydon Coverdale

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Brydon Coverdale
Born (1981-09-19) 19 September 1981 (age 41)
Camperdown, Victoria, Australia
Occupation(s)Quiz show personality
Cricket journalist
Known forThe Chase Australia (2015–present)

Brydon Coverdale (born 19 September 1981[1]) is an Australian television quiz program personality best known for being one of the "chasers" on The Chase Australia, where he is nicknamed "The Shark".[2]

Coverdale grew up in Camperdown in Victoria and attended Mercy Regional College.[3] In later life he moved to the city to study journalism. He is a fan of sport, particularly cricket.[4] Prior to The Chase Australia, Coverdale appeared on several other Australian quiz programs, including Million Dollar Minute where he won $307,000 in 2014. He became the first grand champion of Pass the Buck where he won $38,788 in 2002. He also won a total of $32,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, appeared on The Weakest Link in 2001, Deal or No Deal in 2005 and was a quarter-finalist on Letters and Numbers in 2011. He has also appeared on Sale of the Century and Wheel of Fortune.[5]

Coverdale also worked as a reporter and assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo, a news website exclusively for cricket, for 11 years.[6][7]

On 5 October 2013, Coverdale married Zoe in Eltham, Melbourne, Australia.[8] They have a daughter named Heidi and a son, Fletcher.[3]

Coverdale also runs a blog named DadReads, discussing children's books he has read to his children.[9]


  1. ^ "Warrnambool Standard". Facebook. 19 September 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Seven previews The Chase". Mediaweek. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b Monique Patterson (19 September 2017). "The Chaser star is a 'Shark' by day and a dad by night". Bendigo Advertiser. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  4. ^ "The Chasers The Shark Brydon Coverdale" (PDF). Seven West Media. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Brydon on Channel 7's The Chase". Camperdown Chronicle. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Brydon Coverdale: From Camperdown to world cricket and The Chase". Fairfax Media. 4 September 2021. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Brydon Coverdale Assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo". Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Introducing Zoe & Brydon Coverdale". Flickr. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  9. ^ Coverdale, Brydon. "DadReads". Blogger. Retrieved 22 April 2017.

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