Jim Wilson (broadcaster)
Wilson has previously had a 28 year career at the Seven Network as a sport presenter, reporter and sports editor for Seven News initially starting in the Melbourne newsroom before moving to Sydney. Prior to joining the Seven Network he was a sport reporter at the Nine Network in Brisbane.
Wilson made Australian television history in August 2012 when he replaced Tony Squires as sports presenter on Seven News Sydney. This was the first time a married couple has anchored an Australian news bulletin as Wilson is married to Seven News presenter Chris Bath.
In August 2013, Jim was appointed sport presenter on a revamped Seven Afternoon News. Since February 2017, Wilson has also presented the sport on the Tuesday to Friday editions of Seven Morning News.
Wilson was also a reporter for the Seven Network during the 2012 London Olympics, appearing on various Seven Network news bulletins and programs. This was also the sixth time Jim had covered the Olympics, either as a reporter or as a commentator.
Wilson anchored the panel for Seven's coverage of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspurs' friendly matches against Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC respectively in 2013 and 2015. He is a Western Sydney Wanderers fan, and was an official ambassador for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, which was hosted by Australia.
In June 2020, Wilson announced his resignation from the Seven Network, leaving the network after 28 years to join 2GB as Drive presenter replacing Ben Fordham. Jim finished with the Seven Network on 27 June.
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- "Sport reporter Mel McLaughlin is the new face of Seven's sports coverage". 27 March 2016.
- "Jim Wilson to host 2GB Drive". 2GB. 13 June 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
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- Rocca, Jane (18 March 2018). "Chris Bath: My household is a direct contrast to the one I grew up in". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
- Wilson, Rebecca (22 April 2012). "There is no mourning that ever surpasses the death of a child". Herald Sun. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
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- "Rebecca Wilson dead at 54". The Mercury. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
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