Tony Squires is an Australian media personality of radio and television and published author
|Occupation||Television host; sports reader; radio presenter|
|Known for||The Fat |
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In 2000, Squires began hosting the sports show The Fat, which aired on ABC television. He remained on the show during its entire run, that ended in late 2003, when it was axed. In 2004, he joined the Seven Network to host a revamped, and retitled, sport show 110% Tony Squires, which only lasted one season.
In August 2012 he became a reporter on Sunday Night on Seven meaning that he no longer presents the sport on Seven News Sydney, making him the second sports presenter from the Sydney bulletin to become a Sunday Night reporter, after Alex Cullen.
In 2005, Squires and long-time colleague Rebecca Wilson (The Fat, Big Mouth) were hired by new radio station Vega 95.3 Sydney to co-host the drive-time program. In 2007, Squires and Wilson were joined by Mikey Robins, but Wilson's retirement in September 2009 prompted Vega to stand down Squires and Robins a month later.
In 2010, Tony joined Triple M hosting 'The Grapple' Sunday mornings from 8 am alongside Andrew Johns and Mark Geyer. In 2011, Squires was appointed presenter of a new rugby program on Triple M called 'The Ruck' on Sunday mornings from 9 am alongside Tim Horan and Matt Burke. He is also a fill in presenter on The Grill Team.
Squires released his book Cracking The Footy Codes: A beginner's guide to AFL, league, union and football in 2009.
Squires grew up in Caves Beach, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, where he worked as a journalist for the Newcastle Morning Herald in the early 1980s. In the 1990s he wrote a regular television review column in The Sydney Morning Herald.
Tony married his girlfriend of two years, public relations executive Kate Pascoe, on 28 November 2008. He had separated from his previous wife of twenty years, with whom he had two daughters, in 2006.
- The Fatties: Tony Squires, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2003.
- Tony Squires aims fire at Big Brother '08, The Daily Telegraph, 28 March 2008.
- Success driven, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 August 2005.
- Byrnes, Holly: The show's not going on at Vega, The Daily Telegraph, 7 October 2009.
- Cracking the footy codes / by Tony Squires, National Library of Australia, 2009.
- Hammerschmidt, Carl: How I became a TV Star, The Sun-Herald, 15 April 2003.
- Good work at Squires' wedding, The Daily Telegraph, 29 November 2008.
- Ring for Squires' girl, The Daily Telegraph, 17 March 2008.
| Seven News Sydney
Weeknight sport presenter
19 April 2010 – August 2012