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Ken Sutcliffe: “As young boy, I could not have dreamt of the career that I’ve had”

Ken Sutcliffe: “As young boy, I could not have dreamt of the career that I’ve had”

Update: 2021-03-31
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Tim sits down with Ken Sutcliffe to discuss his impressive media career spanning 50 years, his childhood growing up in Mudgee, his retirement in 2016, and how he overcame being a shy kid to become an iconic TV personality. With a glittering career and noteworthy career, Ken discusses how much he really got to enjoy his success, and how he worked hard for everything he got. 

From modest beginnings in the central western New South Wales town of Mudgee, Ken talks about his rejections early on in radio, and how it led him to appreciating as a barber, which is where he learned to converse with people from all walks of life. Sutcliffe honed his skills in regional radio and television before joining the Nine Network in 1979. 

Ken Sutcliffe presented the sports report on the evening news, was the long-time host of 'The Wide World of Sport' and acted as the network's anchorman at many of the world's biggest sporting events, including the summer and winter Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, Wimbledon and the US Masters. He retired in 2016 as a household name and a legendary sports presenter. 

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Ken Sutcliffe: “As young boy, I could not have dreamt of the career that I’ve had”

Ken Sutcliffe: “As young boy, I could not have dreamt of the career that I’ve had”

Tim Gilbert