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McGuire joined Channel Nine
in February 1994 as sports commentator and co-host
of the award winning program The
Footy Show. Since then Eddie has joined
the top-rating Who Wants
to be a Millionaire as host as well as
presenting other national programs on the Nine
Network including the forthcoming Test
Australia: The National IQ Test 2002.
In 1996 he presented the nightly sports report
on and anchored the American NFL
Gridiron coverage. He co-presented the 1998 Commonwealth
Games from Kuala Lumpur and in March 1999
he fronted Nine's coverage of the Australian
Formula One Grand Prix.
His on air talents don't limit him to the sports
arena. In 1997 Eddie hosted the Crown Casino opening
and guest hosted the also during that year.
In April 1999, Eddie was chosen by the network
to host the international mega-hit quiz show Who
Wants to be a Millionaire and continues to present
this program which is a world-wide success in
Born in Melbourne in 1964 and educated at Christian
Brothers College, Eddie began his media
career in 1978 as a football statistician with
the Herald-Sun newspaper.
In 1982, Eddie joined Channel
Ten as a sports journalist/presenter for
Eyewitness News where he remained until 1993.
In 1997, Eddie and his brother, Walkley Award-winning
journalist, Frank McGuire,
formed McGuire Media.
The company co-produces the hugely successful
Triple M radio program
The Grill Team.
Eddie has also written two bestsellers, Pants:
The Darren Milane Story and Footy
Show Screamers and writes a weekly column
in The Melbourne Herald
In January 1998, Eddie represented the Australian
Republican Movement at the Constitutional Convention
in Canberra. Eddie contested the election and
was elected with more than 400,000 votes by the
people of Victoria.
A passionate and devoted Collingwood football
fan since his childhood, Eddie became President
of the club in September 1998.
Despite his hectic schedule, Eddie can still find
time to help others through the Trevor
Barker Foundation. The foundation honours
the memory of the St Kilda star who died after
a courageous battle with cancer in 1996.
The foundation has raised funds and has bought
a home in a Victorian beachside resort for the
families of children with cancer.
Away from his professional commitments, Eddie
spends time with his wife Carla and child Joseph.
a highly respected sports commentator, host of
Channel Nine's award
winning The Footy Show,
and Who Wants To be a Millionaire,
and President of Collingwood
Football Club, Eddie McGuire is one of
television's most familiar faces.
Since joining the Nine Network, Eddie has expanded
his national profile by presenting numerous programmes
including the sports report for Nightline
in 1996 and hosting the Victorian edition of Sports
Sunday. His on air talents have also extended
to other arena including The
Eddie McGuire, is one of football's most familiar
faces. He is regarded as one of the most influential
men in Australian Rules Football. Eddie began
his media career at age 14 as a football statistician
with the Herald Newspaper. He joined Australian
Associated Press as a cricket writer and
continued reporting with them until 1982 when
he joined Network Ten
as a sports reporter for Ten
Eyewitness News, where he remained until
1993. While at Network Ten he was a regular contributor
to the Sunday Observer
and the Sunday Herald.
In 1988 Eddie began presenting the sports report
for Triple M radio.
Well known as one of Australia's best Football
and Cricket commentators, McGuire is also host
of the highly popular 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?'
and The Melbourne Footy
Show. He started his career as a football
statistician at age 14 with the Herald
Newspaper. A keen Republican, he is also
author of two best sellers - The
Darren Milane Story and Footy
his hectic schedule Eddie always finds time to
support numerous charities especially the Trevor
Barker Foundation, in honour of former
St Kilda star and his close friend who lost his
battle against cancer in 1996.
McGuire probably has "more on his plate"
than any other Australian media personality. In
recent times he would go from radio station Triple
M to Channel Nine
News to co-host of Channel
Nine's hugely successful "Footy
Show" - and always with a smile on
McGuire has worked extremely hard for his recent
successes; starting as a football statistician
at 14 with the Herald Newspaper,
becoming a cricket writer with Australian Associated
Press, a Sports Reporter for Ten
Eyewitness News and a regular contributor
to the Sunday Observer and the Sunday Herald.
Eddie says this on conflicts of interests...
it is one of those ones. When you look at conflict
of interest I don't think I would rank in the
top ten in football. When you look at it the chairman
of the AFL commission had conflicts, the president
of Carlton certainly has conflicts, you would
say that Steven Silvagni - as a commentator and
self-confessed salary cap cheat has conflicts
and he is now a board member of Carlton".
"Tim Lane's got more conflicts than you can
poke a stick at but at least with me, I'm up front
about anything and I can say I do have conflicts,
but I know how to manage them and ultimately all
I can do is do what I've said for five years now
and that is judge me by what is happening and
what has happened, rather than what you think
"Yes, there is a potential for anybody who
has power in any organisation to misuse it but
the reasons why I got involved was never to further
my cause, in fact I went from being Captain Nice
Guy who everybody likes on the Footy Show to being
hated by 15 clubs and then I'm punching on with
the AFL, when my employer is trying to get the
football rights. So if it could be judged that
I was getting personal gain out of it, if I dudded
Collingwood for the sake of channel 9, or channel
9 for the sake of Collingwood, or anything else
like that then yes, I'm happy to answer any allegations
that are thrown my way but I can honestly stand
here today and say there has been no conflict
that has resulted in a negative impact on any
of the areas that I am involved in - and as long
as that is the case I will keep going. It is like
anything in life, if you are going to be a leader,
you are going to draw heat, especially at this
club and the other supporters and clubs are jealous
of us and they are very wary of us. While they
have enjoyed the last few years in that they could
laugh at us, they are not laughing now".
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