Tim Webster

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Tim Webster
Birth name Tim Webster
Born (1951-12-15) 15 December 1951 (age 62)
Australia

Tim Webster (born 15 December 1951) is an Australian television and radio personality.

He has previously been a news presenter on the Perth edition of Ten News at Five and the sports presenter on the Sydney edition of the program. He was also an occasional fill-in presenter on Ten's Late News as well as Sydney's Ten News at Five and Sports Tonight.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

In the early 1980s, he presented TEN-10 Eyewitness News in Sydney, alongside Katrina Lee. The pair enjoyed considerable success, often #1 in their timeslot.[1]

On 20 January 1992, Tim launched Australia's first regular, weeknight 5:00PM newscast, re-uniting with Katrina Lee to co-present TEN-10 Sydney's Ten Eyewitness News First at Five.[citation needed]

He has covered various major sporting events for Network Ten, including the Melbourne Cup, Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and Australasian golf tour & From 1993 until 2004, he was the host of the nightly sports program Sports Tonight.

In 2005, Webster became a presenter of Perth's Ten News at Five, alongside Charmaine Dragun. Between 5 November 2007 and 5 May 2008, he presented the Perth newscast solo following Dragun's death.

Tim announced his retirement from Ten News on 30 May 2008 after 27 years working for the network. Webster's retirement came shortly before studio production of Ten News Perth returned to the network's studios at Dianella in June 2008.

In early 2011, Tim presented sport alongside Sandra Sully on Sydney's short-lived Ten Evening News.

When Ten moved 6PM with George Negus to the timeslot of 6.30 weeknights renamed as 6.30 with George Negus on 4 April 2011, Tim is still a fill-in presenter for Ten News since Ten Evening News on weeknights has been axed (Ten News at Five has now been extended to 90 minutes). Tim also presented the final ever edition of Ten Late News on Friday 30 September.

Radio[edit]

In 2008, Webster replaced Steve Price who moved to John Laws' former timeslot.

Tim now hosts Weekend Afternoons on Sydney's 2UE, 2pm-6pm Saturday and Sundays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Katrina Lee, TV's busiest woman The Sydney Morning Herald - 14 Jan 1985
Preceded by
John Mangos
Ten Eyewitness News - Sydney
Presenter with Katrina Lee

1992
Succeeded by
Ron Wilson
Preceded by
originator
Sports Tonight
Presenter

1993 - 2002
Succeeded by
Ryan Phelan
Preceded by
Ron Wilson
Ten News at Five Perth
Presenter with Charmaine Dragun

2005 - 2007
Succeeded by
Webster solo
Preceded by
with Charmaine Dragun
Ten News at Five Perth
Presenter

2007 - 2008
Succeeded by
Narelda Jacobs
Preceded by
originator
Ten Evening News
Weeknight Sydney Sport Presenter

24 January 2011 – 1 April 2011
Succeeded by
6.30 with George Negus
Preceded by
unknown
Ten News At Five
Sydney Sport Presenter

1993-2008
Succeeded by
Brad McEwan