Rick Ardon

Rick Ardon is a news broadcaster for Seven News in Perth, Western Australia. Ardon and his longstanding co-anchor Susannah Carr celebrated three decades (30 years) as co-anchors for 7 News Perth on February 16, 2015. In 2017, the on-air combo surpassed the 32-year partnership of veteran WNBC co-anchors Sue Simmons and Chuck Scarborough.

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Rick was born on March 4, 1959, and he did his schooling at Sacred Heart Primary School in Highgate in 1965. He moved to Christian Brothers High School in 1969. He had to change high schools in his senior year because his parents decided to move. Even though he had made many friends in his first school, he didn’t mind the switch. He saw it as a chance to make new friends and expand his social circle.

Marriage, Wife, and Kids

In 2002, Rick’s wife Erin got acknowledgment from the City of Stirling for running a Bed and Breakfast. Rick was very excited about his wife and the operation that she was running. Rick has been living together with his wife and children near a beach in Perth.



Rick started his professional career by doing some writing. He was a print journalist at first, but he started working as a news presenter after some time. Rick began his career as a cadet journalist at the daily paper of his local home, The West Australian. While working there, he was rewarded with the Selwyn Prior Award for Cadet of the Year. He impressed readers and editors with his unique writing style.

Since he was a new writer, his editors didn’t expect him to show anything. They just wanted him to take it slow and learn, but he exceeded their expectations. He even wrote articles on the same level as writers who had been there for a much longer time than he was. There wasn’t any doubt that he deserved to be recognized with the Cade of the Year award because his work was a fine example of what it takes to be an engaging and thoughtful journalist.

Television Star

In 1978, Rick migrated from print journalism to electronic broadcasting by teaming up with the TVW – 7 TV station. After one year of being a journalist, he outgrew his profession. His close friends suggested that he try a new challenge. He had too much personality to stay on the written word. He had too much charisma to keep himself out of the public eye. The people around him suggested that it would be a shame if he didn’t apply his skills to the field of broadcast television. He had enough wit and charm to make it on TV as a news anchor. Rick took the advice of his peers and decided to make a shift into the news anchor industry. Initially, he was hesitant because he wasn’t sure what to expect. He was confident in his writing but had no idea how that would translate onto television.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 4 Mar, 1959
Age: 61 yrs
Occupations: Journalist
Citizenship: Australia
Gender: Male
Description: Australian television news reader
Net Worth 2020: 5 million
Net Worth 2021: 3 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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