Rick Ardon

He worked as a news presenter at the TVW – 7 station, and the end of the year, Rick appeared as the relief news presenter. He was very quickly promoted from minor newscast appearances to a full-time newscaster for weeknights.

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Being a journalist at Seven Network, Rick has reported on various news events, including the Gulf War in 1990 and the Bali Bombings in 2005. He covered the Amrozi Bin Nurhasyim trail as well. Before exiting the Perth Airport while covering the Gulf War, he questioned a customs officer whether his passport was an issue. The customs officer wasn’t clear with the statement, and he misheard it. The case made national headlines because of the tension in the war.

Some of his international assignments included covering the Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival. When the Sydney Olympics took place in 2000, Rick was the anchor to host the news bulletin from the Olympic stadium. The Olympics was a massive deal for him to cover. He had always been a huge sports fan so covering a mega sports event in his home country was a career milestone. Not only did he get to present live coverage of a once-in-a-lifetime sports event, but he also got to talk about his beautiful country to the world that was tuning in. Rick was happy to present the results of the games and the news to Western Australians live from the Olympic Stadium. His coverage went beyond the expectations of his producers. They were very proud of him and the work he presented.

Nightclubbing Days with A Comedian

Rick was very good friends with the comedian Nick Giannopoulos. Nick told the Herald Sun about how the unlikely duo used to hang out at nightclubs together, “The wonderful thing about Rick is, being so tall, he could spot out all the beautiful girls before anyone. And let me tell you, there was no waiting at the door when you were with Rick. And let’s say, not all the women in Perth, but some of the women in Perth were pleased to see us. Listen, if there are any monobrowed kids with a big nose walking around with a real attitude, let me know.”

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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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