MC, speaker, sports commentator and broadcaster
Tony Squires is one of Australia’s most popular and experienced media personalities, and a successful corporate entertainer, speaker, MC and quiz master.
As the host of Fox Sports’ weekly sports panel, Back Page, and head of several weekly shows on Triple M, he’s well known for his warm personality, great sense of humour, and his ability to talk about pretty much everything – especially sport.
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. He moved on to host the much-loved ABC sports panel show The Fat, which 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.
Tony has presented the sport on Channel Seven’s 6pm News Bulletin and been a guest reporter on Seven’s Sunday Night program. He has co-hosted Sydney radio station Vega 95.3FM’s breakfast show with long-time friends Rebecca Wilson and Mikey Robins, and has hosted major events including the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
A talented journalist, Tony has been a feature writer, columnist and section editor at the Sydney Morning Herald. 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 continues to write for a number of 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.
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.