Xavier Minniecon

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Xavier Minniecon (born 4 July 1967) is a former Australian television weather presenter. He was the weekend weather presenter on the Adelaide, South Australia edition of the Nine Network's Nine News from 1997 to 2011.[1][2]

Minniecon was born in Rockhampton, Queensland on July 4 1967. He moved to Darwin, Northern Territory in his late teens and attended Darwin High School, where he matriculated. Before working in media, he was employed variously as a computer salesman, assistant gardener, barman, waiter and singing telegram messenger.[3][2]

Minniecon's media career began in Darwin in 1985 as a police and court radio reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), and then later as a television weather presenter for ABC. He joined Channel 9's weekend news team as weatherman in 1997.[2][3] He is also a popular host for a wide spectrum of organisations and events around the Adelaide area.[1][4]

Minniecon's recreational interests include cooking, meditation and massage therapy. He also has a long-standing interest in new religion and the supernatural and has published a book of supernatural stories, Shadows—Tales of South Australia's Supernatural.[1]

On 13 January 2011, a spokesperson for Nine Adelaide revealed Minniecon's contract had not been renewed.[5] He now works as a voice artist and professional speaker.[6][7]

Minniecon is a widower and has three children.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Xavier Minniecon Biography". Nine News. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "The Weather Desk". NWS9. Archived from the original on 18 October 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Yeaman, Simon (29 January 1998). "Weatherman has the reins.". The Advertiser. 
  4. ^ "Speaker Xavier Minniecon- Full Biography". ICMI Speakers and Entertainers. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Nine weatherman Minniecon dumped". Sunday Mail (SA). 16 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "ICMI Speakers and Entertainers - Xavier Minniecon". Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Voices.com - Xavier Minniecon". Retrieved 12 November 2015.