Rob Astbury

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Rob Astbury (born 1948 in Avoca, Victoria) is a former Australian television sports journalist.

During a media career spanning 21 years, he won an unprecedented 10 VFL/AFL awards, two national Penguin awards and was twice nominated for the Logie Awards for the Best News Story of the year. After an early career in Melbourne radio, Astbury made a successful jump to television – firstly for the Channel 0/10 network before accepting an offer to work for the Nine Network after a personal invitation from owner Kerry Packer. Channel 9 network. During his television career Astbury was the highest paid Australian sports correspondent.

In 2006, celebrity agent, Anthony Zammit published King and I: My Life With Graham Kennedy, a biography that detailed Rob Astbury's relationship with entertainer Graham Kennedy.[1]

After retiring from television, Astbury worked as a real estate agent at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast, Queensland between 1995 and 2000. For the next decade he ran a property development company in Thailand. During the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami when Astbury was holidaying in Phuket, Thailand Astbury reported on the devastation for the political website crikey.com.au. Returning to the Gold Coast in 2010, Astbury currently works with the Ray White Real Estate agency in Broadbeach Queensland.

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