Popular broadcaster, MC and keynote speaker
Ed Phillips has been a favourite of Australian television and radio for over twenty years. As host of Channel Nine’s nightly quiz show, Temptation, he was a member of a select group of just three hosts that included screen legends Tony Barber and Glenn Ridge.
With his quick wit, mega-watt smile and great sense of humour, Ed Phillips has become a highly sought after MC and keynote speaker.
Ed began as a DJ with Triple M in 1988 before making a foray into television as the host of Channel Ten’s quiz show Pot of Gold. His long association with Triple M concluded in 1997, when Ed joined the Nine Network as sports reporter on National Nine News.
But the chance to host a radio show on Melbourne’s TTFM (later Mix FM) with his future Temptation host, Livinia Nixon, was too good a chance to pass up and the pair worked together on the afternoon show until 2000.
Ed’s appeal as a game show host was heightened during a stint fronting Battle of the Sexes on Ten. This was followed by a six-year role on Good Morning Australia where Ed prepared live crosses, travel packages and entertainment reports, before joining the Weather Channel on Foxtel.
In 2005, Ed Phillips joined the esteemed company of Tony Barber and Glenn Ridge as a host of Sale of the Century, which returned under its original title Temptation. During the show’s four-year run Ed appeared on our screens five nights a week. A hallmark of the show was Ed’s warm rapport with the contestants and amazing ability to put them at ease – despite the intensity of the show.
Currently Ed is the host of the More Music Breakfast Show on Sydney’s Smoothfm 95.3.
Ed is actively involved in the community, supporting several children’s charities. He regularly MCs major community events and functions.