MC, compere, author and broadcaster
A popular entertainer and true professional, Andrew Daddo has been a regular face on Australian television, stage and film for more than a decade.
Andrew began his television career at Network Ten while an undergraduate at Monash University, Melbourne where he later completed his studies majoring in Politics/History.
In 1987, he moved to ABCTV to host its national music show The Factory. He remained there for two years until lured to New York to be a host on MTV.
Returning to Australia in 1992, Andrew spent time at the Nine Network as Professor Plum, before moving to the Seven Network in 1995. That year, he hosted Australia's Funniest People, World's Greatest Commercials and TV WEEK Logie Awards. He was also commissioned to report and present two episodes for the popular British travel program The Lonely Planet, which were subsequently nominated in the Cable TV Awards in the USA.
In 1999, Andrew co-hosted Kidspeak with Ernie Dingo - a funny and candid insight into the things children do say. From there he took up the position of co-anchor on the Seven Network's 11AM which continued until mid-2000, when Olympic fever took hold of him and the Network. Andrew co-hosted the Olympic early morning program Olympic Sunrise with Johanna Griggs - revelling in the early morning wake-up calls.
In 2002 Andrew teamed up once again with Ernie Dingo as a presenter on The Great Outdoors. He also hosted the World's Greatest Commercials and the Ozspell Australian Spelling Championships. In 2009, he hosted a live, news based program This Afternoon for Channel Nine. A familiar voice on radio, he has been a host on 3AW, 3RRRFM, the Radio Active Radio Show and Evenings on ABC 702.
Andrew Daddo is now described, amongst other things, as an ‘accomplished author.' He has written books for all ages - picture books, chapter books, short story collections, young adult novels and adult non-fiction.
As a compere and MC, Andrew has worked for various companies including the Australian Designer Collection, WA Fashion Award, People's Choice Award, Tasmanian Award and the International Advertising Awards (Cannes Festival) for two years. Andrew Daddo is a devoted supporter of the Melbourne Football Club and the Australian Team. He also enjoys fly fishing and golf.
Andrew was absolutely wonderful! He is a true professional - it would be hard to find a better MC. Very down-to-earth and approachable, he made time to talk with all the performers and the band - we couldn't have asked for anything more!
I have run a huge amount of events but have never worked with someone so professional and just simply so good. His spontaneity and his delivery were just perfect and a really nice person to boot. What a wonderful talent.
Banksia Environmental Foundation
We all like to work with him - he is professional, no pretence, the crew love him. One of the fav's.
Excellent. Andrew was a fantastic host. A consummate professional. He was very well received by the crowd.
Sydney Adventist Hospital
Andrew recently emceed an annual award dinner for SMEC engineering company. Andrew was an absolute pleasure to work with. He easily understood the brief and expertly led a challenging client and agenda. Our audience, predominately senior management within the engineering industry, were taken in as Andrew quickly built rapport with his personal stories, passion, humour and clarity. Andrew is easy to work with, personable, fun and professional. He made our event memorable and enjoyable. I am pleased to have met such a charming fellow and I hope we have the opportunity to work together again.