Steve Price (broadcaster)

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Steve Price
Born (1955-01-13) 13 January 1955 (age 62)
Occupation Talkback radio broadcaster

Steve Price (born 13 January 1955) is an Australian journalist and radio broadcaster. Price is currently working at Macquarie Media broadcasting on 2GB and 3AW, he was previously the program director and breakfast presenter at MTR 1377.

He formerly worked for Fairfax Media, presenting the morning shift between 9 am – 12 pm on 2UE. He has been in journalism for over 30 years, firstly with News Limited and also at 3AW.

Career[edit]

Price moved to mornings with 2UE afternoon host John Stanley as a one-week trial, filling in for the regular two presenters, Mike Carlton and Peter FitzSimons (on-air known as "Mike 'n' Fitz"). Late December 2009 saw this change, with regular fill-in host Steve Liebmann taking over.

Price was featured in John Safran's Music Jamboree in which Safran produced aspirin tablets with the 3AW logo and convinced Price that they were ecstasy tablets being sold as "The Angry Dwarfs" and was known throughout Melbourne as the "poisoned dwarf".

In November 2004, Price and 2UE colleague John Laws were found guilty of homosexual vilification after an on-air discussion about a gay couple appearing on television. They described the couple as "young poofs".[1]

Price played a supporting role in the 2008 Australian film noir short film Noir Drive.

On 9 December 2009 Price announced that he would be leaving 2UE after eight years, saying the time was right to explore new opportunities.[2]

Price became the breakfast host on Melbourne talkback radio station MTR 1377 after it replaced 3MP in April 2010. Daily contributors to Price's breakfast show included Andrew Bolt, Jason Akermanis and Sam Newman. MTR 1377 ceased operation in March 2012.

In April 2012, Price was appointed nights presenter on 2GB in Sydney. Although presenting to a Sydney audience, Price remained based in Melbourne. He is also a correspondent for Newstalk ZB and contributor on Mike Hosking Breakfast.[3][4][5]

In January 2017, Price appeared as a contestant on the third season of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, filmed in the jungle of South Africa.[6] On 9 March 2017, Price was eliminated from the series after 42 days coming in 5th place.[7]

2016 Q&A appearance[edit]

Price was a panelist on Q&A on 11 July 2016. Price sparked controversy when he said the public overreacted to Eddie McGuire's joke about drowning female journalist Caroline Wilson. He said that McGuire apologised immediately and that should've been the end of the matter.

When fellow panellist Van Badham insisted that Price didn't know what he was talking about, and was not treating the issue of violence against women seriously enough, Price said she was being 'hysterical'.[8] This comment was widely criticised as sexist.[9][10][11]

Price is also a regular panelist on The Project, a television news discussion program. On 12 July 2016 Price was verbally challenged by other TV show presenters Waleed Aly and Carrie Bickmore over his comments the previous day.[12]

2016 US Election[edit]

On 8 November as a panelist on The Project, Price was attacked by another panelist about the US Elections.

Personal life[edit]

Price is married to Wendy Black[13] who was Chief of Staff for the then Australian federal Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Understanding vilification laws – Equal Time, November 2004". NSW Government. 15 November 2007. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Steve Price quits 2UE
  3. ^ "MHB - Steve Price: Putin coming to G20". newstalkzb.co.nz. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Steve Price: Disappearance, GST & senator scandal". newstalkzb.co.nz. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/world/australian-marriage-equality-poll-harmful-says-victorian-premier/". newstalkzb.co.nz. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.  External link in |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Celebrities enter the jungle". popsugar.com.au. 12 February 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Top four revealed as Steve Price eliminated from I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!". news.com.au. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "#MyOvariesMadeMe: Van Badham retort trends after heated exchange with Steve Price on Q&A". ABC. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Steve Price slammed for calling female journalist 'hysterical' during violence against women debate". SBS. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Robin Bailey slams Steve Price". Radioinfo. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  11. ^ Meade, Amanda (13 July 2016). "Steve Price refuses to back down from calling Van Badham 'hysterical'". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "Watch: Steve Price not sorry, defends 'hysteria' remark on 'The Project'". Pedestrian.tv. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  13. ^ The weather vane Sydney Morning Herald 25 November 2013