Alan Jones

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Full Name Alan Jones
Age 79 Years Old
Nick Name Alan Jones
Gender Male
Famous As Radio and TV Host / Personality
Birth Date April 13th, 1941
Birth Place Oakey, Queensland, Australia

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Alan Belford Jones is an Australian radio broadcaster. He is a former coach of the Australia national rugby union team and rugby league coach and administrator. He has worked as a school teacher, a speechwriter in the office of Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, and in musical theatre. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland and completed a one-year teaching diploma at Worcester College, Oxford. He has received civil and industry awards.

Alan Jones says advertisers who leave his program will be replaced by others

The broadcaster Alan Jones says advertisers who chose to abandon his program because of his slurs against women will be replaced by others. “I’ve got no comment about the advertisers, they can make their own judgment if they go,” a defiant Jones told Nine News. “There will be others that take their place.”

Jones’ comments that the New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, should be “backhanded” were condemned as dangerously misogynistic by women’s groups in New Zealand as advertisers continued to quit buying time on his morning program. A total of 19 big advertisers have dropped the Jones breakfast program from their roster since he made the comments on Thursday, Jones also claimed in the interview to be a victim of social media, saying the language his Facebook and Twitter critics used against him was “extraordinary”.

Advertisers have been bombarded by consumers on Facebook, Twitter and through direct contact on email and the phone. One of the biggest advertisers, Chemist Warehouse, pulled out late on Tuesday.

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Early life of Alan Jones

Alan Jones was born on 13 April 1941 in Oakey, Queensland, Australia. He holds Australian nationality withe white descent ethnicity. His birth name is Alan Belford Jones with the birth sign of Aries and was born to his father Charlie Thomas(1906-90) who was a coal miner and mother  Elizabeth 'Beth' (1906–82)who was a school teacher. He has two siblings including an older brother, Robert Charles, and a younger sister, Colleen.

Regarding his education, he attended primary school at Acland State School, before transferring to Toowoomba Grammar School as a boarder. After leaving school, Jones trained as a teacher at the Kelvin Grove Teachers College (now part of the Queensland University of Technology) in Brisbane. He also studied part-time at the University of Queensland for a Bachelor of Arts degree, which he was awarded in 1967.

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Career of Alan Jones

  • He started his career as a teacher In 1961 at a state primary school, Ironside State School in the inner suburbs of Brisbane.
  • In 1970, Jones was appointed Senior English Master at The King's School, Parramatta in Sydney.
  • In 1978, Jones returned to Sydney to run for the State Parliament as a Liberal Party candidate.
  • After failing to win his seat in the election, Jones worked for some time as a speechwriter for the Liberal NSW Opposition leader, John Mason.
  • In 1979 Jones was recruited as a speechwriter for the Liberal Prime Minister of Australia.
  • He began his radio career in 1985.
  • In October 1985, Jones was awarded the Rostrum Speakers' Award as the Communicator of the Year.
  • Jones additionally proved to be a highly successful sporting coach in rugby union.
  • In 1982 Jones was firstly appointed as (part-time) manager of the NSW Rugby Union team.
  • In February 1984, Jones replaced Bob Dwyer as a coach of the Australia national rugby union team. 
  • Jones coached the Australian team for 4 years with 86 victories from 102 matches including 23 victories in 30 Tests.
  • In 1985, Jones was awarded Coach of the Year from the Confederation of Australian Sport.
  • In 1988, Jones was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to Rugby Union football.
  • In 1990 Jones replaced Warren Ryan as the coach of the Balmain Tigers rugby league football club.
  • Jones coached Balmain from 1991 to 1993.
  • Returning back to his radio career, In 1985, Jones joined the Sydney AM radio station 2UE as the morning show host after long-time host John Laws left for 2GB.
  • His on-air popularity made him a highly paid and powerful media personality.
  • On seven occasions between 1990 and 1997, Jones was awarded by Commercial Radio Australia the title Australian Radio Talk Personality of the Year.
  •  In 2001 Jones was awarded the Centenary Medal and the Australian Sports Medal, both being awarded for his contributions to sport and the broadcasting industry.
  • In 2002, Jones switched to 2GB as a breakfast announcer.
  • In 2008, Jones' audience numbers began to fall, with competition from ABC Radio 702, although he retained his number one position.
  • In 2012 Jones retained the largest share, with 18.5% of the Sydney radio audience.
  • In November 2014, Jones celebrated having the highest share in Sydney breakfast radio for 100 consecutive radio rating surveys.
  • Jones' first regular position in the media was writing a column called "The Way I See It" for the Quirindi Advocate newspaper from November 1977 until February 1978.
  • From 1988 until 1990 Jones wrote a regular column for the Sydney Sunday tabloid The Sun-Herald.
  • Jones was later hired by the Sun-Herald's rival paper, The Sunday Telegraph, where he wrote a one-page column titled "To the Point" until 1995.
  • At the end of January 1994, Jones debuted in his own Network Ten program, Alan Jones Live Proving to be a rating failure and was canceled in April 1994.
  • From 2013, Jones began co-hosting a political discussion program on Sky News Australia.
  • Jones had his stage musical debut in 2012, playing the role of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the Lyric Theatre's production of Annie the Musical in Sydney.

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  • Jones is noted for his support of charity organizations and charitable causes as well as financial contributions.
  • In 2004, Jones received a Queen's Birthday Honour of an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) partly for his service to the media and sports administration but also helping many charities.

Personal life of Alan Jones

Is Alan Jones married?

Alan Jones is an unmarried man and there is no news of him being in any kind of relationship as he keeps his private life a secret. Therefore we can assume that he is single, also many people assume he is gay.

Birthday of Alan Jones

Broadcaster Alan Jones celebrates his birthday on the 13th of April. Currently, he is 78 years.

Net worth of Alan Jones

Successful Broadcaster Alan Jones earns a good amount of money from his career as he gets a salary of around $4.5 million annually. As of 2019, through various online sources, his net worth is $10 Million.