MC, speaker, sports commentator and broadcaster
Tony Squires is one of Australia's most popular media personalities and a successful corporate entertainer, speaker, MC and quiz master.
Tony's media experience, which includes hosting major live television shows and extensive radio broadcasting, has provided him with a broad range of media skills and experience while providing clients with a range of unique and entertaining options.
In any of his corporate roles, Tony is funny, calm, well prepared and very professional.
Tony's impressive list of media roles includes hosting the weekly sports panel show Back Page Live, along with several other programs, on Fox Sports. On Triple M he heads up a range of weekly shows including The Ruck with former Wallabies Tim Horan and Matt Burke on Sunday mornings, The Offload on Saturday afternoons throughout the football season and Rush Hour at least one night a week. Tony also hosts Triple M's drive show over the summer months.
About Tony Squires:
Originally from Newcastle, Tony has worked on stage, music, radio and television with a number of his Novocastrian mates, including Mikey Robins, Steve ‘the Sandman' Abbott and John Doyle, aka ‘Roy Slaven'.
After failing his acting audition for NIDA, Tony vowed to destroy the careers of all actors. This attitude landed him a regular spot judging short films in the ABC's popular Race Around The World. From there, he created Inside the Arena for Foxtel, a live-to-air television show talking about television, moving on to host the much-loved ABC sports panel show The Fat. It was a huge hit before the Seven Network swooped and The Fat became 110% Tony Squires. This move also gave Tony the opportunity to host Seven's Athens Olympic coverage and the One Day Cricket series in England with Stuart MacGill and Kerry O'Keeffe. He has also hosted major events for the network such as the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Tony has been a journalist for more than 25 years, with much of that time spent at the Sydney Morning Herald as a feature writer, columnist and section editor. He edited The Guide for a number of years, as well as being deputy editor of the sports section. He wrote a popular weekly television column and, in 2008, had a year-long pop culture column in the Sunday Telegraph. Tony now writes regularly for major newspapers and magazines.
In 2009, Tony published his second book Cracking the Footy Codes which, just a tad tongue in cheek, demystifies and explains footy: AFL rugby league, rugby union and football.
Tony was the sports presenter on the Channel Seven 6pm News Bulletin with Chris Bath and a guest reporter on Seven's Sunday Night program. He also co-hosted Sydney radio station Vega 95.3FM's breakfast show with long-time friends Rebecca Wilson and Mikey Robins.
A tragic supporter of the St George Illawarra Dragons, Tony is also an ambassador for the Sydney Swans and delivers a comic Week in Sport spot in the Chairman's Club at home games for the Swans' highest-valued corporate guests.
Tony was absolutely brilliant as the MC for the kick-off and made a huge difference to the success of the event. He spent a great deal of time and effort getting to know all the presenters, so when he interviewed them on stage it was as if he knew them all personally. He was extremely entertaining, funny and amusing, and probably the best MC I've seen.
Tony Squires was extremely down to earth and professional. With more than the normal amount of last minute changes, he was still cool calm and collected and never without a smile. The quality of his speaking and quick wit was appreciated by all present and I believe Tony went above and beyond what was required of him. Will definitely be using Tony again in the future and recommending him to colleagues and peers alike.
Managing Australian Destinations
From the moment you took that stage my nerves settled. I could see that you had done your homework on ARA (not even I read the Retail Trader Magazine) and had customised your content. For me your performance was always going to be the Linchpin for the evening and this certainly proved to be true. Many people commented on the high energy, up beat feel of the awards dinner and that it was a fun night. This can only be attributed to you, Tony, as you delivered a slick awards presentation peppered with your very tailored awards jokes. Many people phoned and emailed and your performance as MC is on top of their list of compliments.
Australian Retail Awards
We would like to thank you for your contribution in making this year’s 2006 Bundaberg Rum Rugby Series such a wonderful success. This year’s Australian Rugby hospitality programme was the largest it has ever been, and has again raised the bar in corporate hospitality. It has only been through your commitment to our events that we have been able to achieve another solid year's performance.