Jim Wilson (sports journalist)

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Jim Wilson (born 1968[1]) is an Australian sports journalist and reporter.

Wilson is currently sport presenter on Seven News Sydney and Seven Afternoon News.

Career[edit]

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.[1][2]

In August 2013, Jim was appointed sport presenter on a revamped Seven Afternoon 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.[3]

In March 2016, it was announced that Wilson would lead Seven's sport team and continue to present sport on Seven News on Fridays and Saturdays, making way for new recruit Mel McLaughlin.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In January 2012, Wilson married Seven News Sydney presenter Chris Bath after dating for three years.

Wilson's sister is journalist Rebecca Wilson.

References[edit]

Preceded by
Originator
Seven Afternoon News
Sport Presenter

August 2013-
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Tony Squires
Seven News Sydney
Weeknight Sport Presenter

August 2012-April 2016
Succeeded by
Mel McLaughlin
Preceded by
Tim Watson
Seven News Melbourne
Weeknight Sport Presenter

1999-2004
Succeeded by
Beverley O'Connor