4 March 1959 |
Perth, Western Australia
|Occupation||Seven News newsreader|
On 16 February 2015, Ardon and his longtime co-presenter Susannah Carr celebrated three decades (30 years) consecutively as co-anchors for 7 News Perth.
Ardon commenced primary school at the Sacred Heart Primary School, Highgate, in 1965 and transferred in 1969 to Christian Brothers High School, Highgate, where he completed his primary and secondary schooling, leaving in 1976.
Ardon began his media career at the State's daily paper, The West Australian, where he was Cadet Journalist of the Year in 1977. In 1978 he made the move to electronic broadcasting, joining television station TVW-7 as a news journalist. By the end of the year he was also acting as relief newsreader and was rapidly promoted from the minor weekend bulletins to a regular weeknight news presenter role with Susannah Carr in 1985. Under their guard, the Seven Nightly News rose to the top of the ratings in Perth, where it remains as of today.
His time as a journalist at the Seven Network has seen him cover a number of significant stories, from the Gulf War of 1990–91 to the Bali Bombings of 2005 and the subsequent Amrozi bin Nurhasyim trial.
Other overseas assignments include the Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival. During the Sydney Olympics in 2000 Ardon presented the news to Western Australians from the Olympic Stadium. His on-screen work has been rewarded with 10 Logie Awards as Western Australia's Most Popular TV Personality. In addition to his news-presenting role he has also written/produced three documentaries for the station.
- Lives in the Balance – The story of 114 whales stranded off the WA Coast.
- Riviera Rich and Raunchy – A look into the life of those on the French Riviera.
- A documentary which he himself filmed on the Pacific.
- Led a question-and-answer session with the Dalai Lama at the Perth Arena in June 2015.
Ardon lives by the beach in Perth, allowing him to indulge in a favourite pastime, surfing.
- Bodey, Michael (20 July 2015). "TV ratings: Nine's the one again when it comes to news". The Australian. Retrieved 7 June 2017.(subscription required)