Brad McEwan

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Brad McEwan
Born (1971-04-28) 28 April 1971 (age 50)
Occupation Television presenter, Radio presenter, Sports journalist

Brad McEwan (born 28 April 1971) [1] is an Australian television presenter and sports journalist.


McEwan has previously been a sport presenter on the Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne editions of 10 News First and is best known for his hosting duties on Network Ten's Sports Tonight .

Early life

McEwan grew up in Lockington, a small town close to Echuca in Northern Victoria. He is a former student of Rochester High School and then Ballarat College of Advanced Education (now the Federation University Australia) where he studied Physical Education. [2]



In 1994, Brad commenced a four-year period at Triple M in Melbourne where he worked in the newsroom as a sports reporter and presenter. [ citation needed ]


McEwan's entry into television arrived in 1999 when he commenced work with Network Ten in Melbourne as a sports reporter. [ citation needed ] He reported and presented sport for Ten in Melbourne (where he was a substitute for Stephen Quartermain).

In 2004, Brad moved to Brisbane where he was a sport presenter, producer and writer with Ten News and he also filled in as a news presenter. McEwan replaced Bill McDonald who became news presenter on the bulletin. Additionally, McEwan hosted Queensland's local AFL show Queensland Rules, and commentated from the boundary for many of the AFL games held in Brisbane.

In late 2006, Network Ten welcomed the new format of Ten Late News with Sports Tonight , which saw Brad move to Sydney in 2007. McEwan replaced Ryan Phelan becoming the main presenter of Sports Tonight . [ citation needed ]

In 2008, Brad became the permanent replacement for Tim Webster as sport presenter on Sydney's Ten News at Five .

In August 2008, McEwan injured his knee when attempting to take a mark over a marking bag while filming an AFL segment for the news resulting in his admission to hospital and surgery. He returned to work in 2009 after signing a 4-year contract extension with Network Ten. [ citation needed ]

In September 2013, it was announced that he would return to Melbourne to present sport on Ten Eyewitness News replacing Stephen Quartermain. [3]

In 2014, McEwan hosted the overnight session on Network Ten of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics [4]

In February 2018, McEwan stepped down from sport presenting duties on 10 News First Melbourne. His final bulletin was on 27 April 2018. He remains with the network on a freelance basis.

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  1. Knox, David (27 April 2018). "Brad McEwan departs TEN". TV Tonight . Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  2. Brad McEwan - TEN News - Seriously TEN
  3. Sandra Sully & Brad McEwan, can it really be over?, TV Tonight, 2 September 2013
  4. Channel 10 promises more than 500 hours of Sochi Winter Olympics coverage, 30 October 2013
Preceded by 10 News First Melbourne
Sport presenter

Succeeded by
Stephen Quartermain
Preceded by 10 News First Sydney
Sport presenter

Succeeded by
Matt Burke
Preceded by Ten Eyewitness News Late
Sport presenter (Mon-Thurs)

Succeeded by
Adam Hawse and Victoria Murphy
Preceded by Sports Tonight
Presenter (Sun-Thurs)

Succeeded by
Matthew White
(2018 Revival)
Preceded by 10 News First Queensland
Sport presenter

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