Bruce McAvaney Biography

( 1953 - )
December 24, 2018
First published on:December 24, 2018
by Sam

Facts of Bruce McAvaney

Date of Birth: 1953, June 22
Age: 66 years old
Birth Nation: Australia
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Bruce William McAvaney
Birth Place Ferryden Park, South Australia
Famous Name Bruce McAvaney
Horoscope Cancer
Father Roy McAvaney
Mother Betty McAvaney
Salary $41,800 dollars
House Location Adelaide, South Australia
Nationality Australian
Profession sports broadcaster
Famous for sports broadcasting
Started career as sports reporter
Currently Working For Seven Network
School attended Woodville High School
Married to Anne Johnson
Divorce Merry
Children Sam and Alexandra

Bruce William McAvaney is an Australian sports broadcaster currently working for Seven Network. Bruce William McAvaney has presented high-profile events like the AFL Grand Final, Melbourne Cup, Australian Open and Summer Olympics. He is well known for commentating AFL matches as well as covering every Summer Olympic Games.

 

The resident of Adelaide, South Australia, Bruce William McAvaney, reportedly earns around $41,800 dollars, as his yearly salary from the network. He is currently married to Anne Johnson and has two children, Sam, and Alexandra with her.

Bruce McAvaney's Early Life and Educational History

Bruce William McAvaney was born on 22 June 1953 in Ferryden Park, South Australia to parents, Roy McAvaney and Betty McAvaney. He holds an Australian nationality. Further, his zodiac sign is cancer.

Bruce William McAvaney attended Woodville High School. However, after failing Year 12, he discontinued his studies.

Bruce McAvaney's Professional Career

After attending high school and failing Year 12, he worked as a Telecom clerk for five years. One day, he traveled to Kilmore, Victoria to bet on some races where he met Kevin Hillier, an Adelaide race caller. Kevin helped to launch McAvaney's career in the sports media. McAvaney joined Adelaide radio station 5DN and later hosted a sports show.

CAPTION: Australian Sports broadcaster, Bruce McAvaney SOURCE: News.com.au

McAvaney moved to television in 1978, after he joined Adelaide station ADS-7. From 1981 until 1983, he was the chief sports presenter for Seven News in Adelaide. Further, he was the lead commentator for Seven's telecasts of the South Australian National Football League competition, calling the 1983 SANFL Grand Final with former player Robert Oatey and also hosted the league's Magarey Medal telecasts.

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In 1983, he moved to Melbourne and joined Ten Melbourne to read sports news. The very next year he became the secondary host and commentated track and field events at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics for the Ten Network. Between 1985 and 1988, McAvaney also called the Melbourne Cup and hosted various major sporting telecasts for Ten, like the 1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games, the 1987 World Athletics Championships in Rome and the 1988 Grand Prix athletics in Berlin. He further co-hosted Ten's telecast of the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

CAPTION: Australian Sports broadcaster, Bruce McAvaney SOURCE: Daily Mail

In 1989, McAvaney returned to the Seven Network on the condition that he could cover the 1992 Olympics. Since then, he has hosted and called a broad range of the network's sports coverage, including the Melbourne Cup, World Athletics Championships, Motor Racing, the Australian Open Tennis, Australian Masters Golf and all Summer Olympic Games from Barcelona 1992 to Rio 2016, except London 2012. His extensive history covering the Olympic Games earned him the nickname "Mr. Olympics".

Bruce McAvaney's Personal Life

McAvaney's first marriage was with Merry, which lasted from 1983 to 1991. His second marriage was with Anne Johnson, a television journalist, and producer. 

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The couple has two children, named Sam and Alexandra. He along with his family moved from Melbourne to his hometown Adelaide in 1999. The couple is happily married and their relationship is going on strong ever since.

Bruce McAvaney's Net worth and Salary

Bruce William McAvaney is one of the most popular Seven Network anchors who has made a successful career as a sports anchorman. As Seven Network is known for paying a heavy amount of salary to its sportscasters. Bruce William McAvaney as a regular Seven Network anchor earns a decent amount of salary.

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The Australian sportscaster/anchor Bruce William McAvaney receives an annual salary of $41,800 from his successful reporting career with Seven Network. But, his net worth is yet to be reviewed.


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