Tony Jones (sports journalist)

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Tony Jones
Born (1961-10-01) 1 October 1961 (age 55)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation sports journalist
Years active 1986-present
Employer Nine Network

Tony Jones (born 1 October 1961) is an Australian sports journalist, based in Melbourne.[1]


Jones studied at a radio school before beginning his career in radio newsrooms in country Victoria and Melbourne's 3AW. He joined the Nine Network in May 1986, making the move from news into sport.

Tony began presenting weekend sports bulletins in 1988 and moved to weeknight sports presenting in 1990.

He is also a fill in presenter for Peter Hitchener on Nine News Melbourne .

In his career, Jones has been most noted for his work with the Nine Network in Australia, as a sports reporter for Nine News and hosting Sunday's edition of The Footy Show between 2002 and 2008.[2] He is the weeknight sport presenter for Nine News Melbourne.[1]

In addition to his work on Nine News, he has also been a boundary rider during Nine's AFL coverage, and has co-hosted Prime Time Sport Interactive with Michael Christian on Radio Sport National from March 2010.

In February 2010, Jones covered the Winter Olympics in Vancouver for the Nine Network.

On 5 May 2011, he celebrated 25 years with the Nine Network.

Personal life[edit]

Jones and his wife Annette live in Melbourne with their son Mitchell and daughter Lauren.


Media offices
Preceded by
Nine News Melbourne
Sports Presenter

1990 - present
Succeeded by