Who is Alan Jones?

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 the Primer Minister Malcolm Fraser, and in musical theatre.

What is Alan Jones Famous for?

Alan Jones is famous for a radio broadcaster and former coach of the Australia national rugby union team and rugby league coach and administrator.

Where did Alan Jones Grow Up?

Alan Jones was born on April 13, 1941, in Oakey, Queensland, Australia. He holds Australian nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. His birth sign is Aries. He was born to a father named Charlie Thomas and a mother named Elizabeth Beth. His father was a farmer and coal miner and his mother was a school teacher. He has two siblings an older brother named Robert Charles and a younger sister named Colleen. Alan was raised on a dairy farm near Oakey. He attending primary school at Acland State School, before transferring to Toowoomba Grammar School as a boarder. After leaving school, he trained as a teacher at the Kelvin Grove Teachers College in Brisbane. He also studied part-time at the University of Queensland for a Bachelor of Arts degree, which he was awarded in 1967. He spent time in England where he completed a one-year diploma in educational studies at Worcester College, Oxford, while at Oxford he won a University Blue for tennis.

How is Alan Jones's Career?

Alan Jones became a teacher at state primary school, where he left for Brisbane Grammer School, a private secondary school for boys, where he remained until the end of 1969. He also acted as a coach in athletics, tennis, and rugby union. He was appointed Senior English Master at The King's School in 1970. He was involved in coaching a number of sports with considerable success, including progressing to coaching the First XV rugby union side, which he took to the championship in an unbeaten season in 1974. In 1975, he resigned from the school following a meeting with the school principal.

In 1974, a parent at The King's School, Parramatta, Doug Anthony, leader of the Country Party in the Australian Parliament, offered Jones a position with the party in Canberra. He sought party preselection as the candidate for the Federal parliamentary seat of Eden- Monaro but lost he bid. He was the candidate for the July 1978 by-election for the NSW state seat of Earlwood for the Liberal Party of Australia. He lost what had been considered a safe seat. He again contested the seat for the Liberal Party at the 1978 New South Wales state election held. The ALP candidate was returned with a greater majority. He stood for Liberal preselection for the Federal Division of North Sydney, placing third in the ballot. The winning candidate, Peter Solomon was later disendorsed, but he did not re-contest the ballot in March 1980, with John Spender taking preselection and winning the seat.

He was appointed as manager of the NSW Rugby Union team in 1982. He served as a coach for the Manly Rugby Union team, winning the competition for the first time in 32 years. He replaced Bob Dwyer as coach of the Australian Rugby Union national team in 1984. He coached the Australian team for 4 years with 86 victories from 102 matches including 23 victories in 30 tests. In 1985, he was awarded Coach of the Year from the Confederation of Australian Sport. The 1986 Bledisloe Cup victory against New Zealand was the first time that had been achieved in 39 years. He was made a member of the Order of Australia for his service to Rugby Union football. He was elected to the Sport Australia Hall of Fame for his contribution to sport as the Australian rugby union coach. In 2007, the Australian Rugby Union ruled Jones out of the coaching position, instead of appointing New Zealand Crusaders coach Robbie Deans.

He made his TV debut in his own Network Ten program, Alan Jones Live, intended to be similar in purpose and content to the American program Larry King Live. Due to the rating failer, it was canceled in April 1994 after just 13 weeks on air. He began a segment making an editorial comment on the Nine Network's Today breakfast show in 1995. He continued to present this 7.15 am editorial on Today until it was eventually canceled in June 2007. He was awarded by Commercial Radio Australia the title Australian Radio Talk Personality of the Year between 1990 and 1997. He was awarded the Centenary Medal and the Australian Sports Medal, both being awarded for his contributions to sport and the broadcasting industry in 2001. He switched to 2GB as a breakfast announcer in 2001. He celebrated having the highest share in Sydney breakfast radio for 100 consecutive radio rating surveys in 2014. He began co-hosting a political discussion program on Sky News Australia with Graham Richardson named Richo + Jones. The program has since been retitled Jones &Co and co-hosted by Peta Credlin.

What is Alan Jones Body Features?

There is no information about his body measurements.

Is Alan Jones Married?

Alan Jones has managed to keep his personal life from the public. There is no information about his marriage. People also suppose as if he is gay, as there is information about his past relationship with a lady.

How much is Alan Jones's Net Worth?

Alan Jones estimated net worth of $10 million and his salary is unknown.

Facts you may not have known about Alan Jones

1. He served as a speechwriter for then-Australian Primer Minister Malcolm Fraser.

2. He is noted for his support of charity organizations and charitable causes.

3. He received a Queen's Birthday Honour of an Officer of the Order of Australia partly for his service to the media and sports administration, but also helping many charities.