Ben Fordham Bio, Age, Family, Brothers, Wife, School, House, 2GB, Salary, Net Worth

Ben Fordham Biography

Ben Fordham is an Australian Walkley award-winning journalist, sports reporter, and radio presenter who now hosts 2GB’s breakfast show, following Alan Jones’ retirement from the radio.


How old is Ben Fordham? – Age

He is 45 years old as of 29 November 2021. He was born in 1976 in Sydney, Australia.

Are Ben Fordham and Nick Fordham related? – Family – Education

He has two siblings; A brother Nick Fordham and a sister Sarah Fordham. The Fordham Company, which was founded by his late father, John, manages him. Nick Fordham, Ben’s younger brother, heads the Fordham Company, a talent management firm founded by their late father, media personality John Fordham.

What school did Ben Fordham attend?

While a student at Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview, a Catholic college in Lane Cove, he conducted work experience at a radio station as a teenager.

Who is Ben Fordham’s Wife? – Children

Fordham married Seven News anchor Jodie Speers in October 2011. Fordham announced on Today in August 2014 that his wife was expecting their first child; their son was born later that year. Fordham announced on the radio in April 2016 that Speers was expecting their second child. Later that year, she gave birth to a daughter. Speers gave birth to their third kid in September 2019, according to Fordham.

Ben Fordham House

Through Matthew Hayson and Brigitte Blackman of Cobden and Hayson, a Potts Point family paid $3.2 million for Ben Fordham’s industrial Redfern home. The amount is nearly double what the 2GB radio host paid in 2010.

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Ben Fordham 2GB

Fordham started his career as a reporter for Sydney’s 2UE radio station, where he earned a Walkley Award for his coverage of the 1997 Thredbo avalanche. Fordham made the transition to television in 1998, joining Sky News Australia as a reporter and presenter.
Fordham joined the Nine Network after less than a year at Sky News, where he worked on tabloid current affairs and news programs like as 60 Minutes, A Current Affair, Nine News, and Today. Fordham stood in for Stuart Bocking on 2UE Nights in the summer of 2008/09, as well as Ray Hadley on 2GB in the summer of 2009. He became a correspondent for Nine News and Today in 2010, and he also covered the 2010 federal election.

Fordham took over as the Today sports host from Cameron Williams in January 2011. In January 2011, he also joined 2GB, replacing Jason Morrison on Sydney Live (since renamed Ben Fordham Live). Fordham stated in March 2014 that he will be quitting Today at the end of the year to focus on his radio career. He’s worked as a fill-in presenter on Today and Nine News since starting his radio job. Fordham and Rebecca Maddern were named as co-hosts of Australian Ninja Warrior on the Nine Network in 2016.

Fordham was also named to the founding board of the Ash Williams Show Podcast in 2018, alongside Ed Kavalee, Sonia Kruger, and Tony Martin, among others. Fordham was also key in bringing Scott Pape on board as a permanent member. Fordham will take over from Alan Jones, who is retiring from radio, in May 2020. On May 22, 2020, Fordham concluded hosting his drive show and began his new post on June 1, 2020. Ben Fordham Live, his breakfast show, was named after his driving show. Fordham confirmed his departure as co-host of Australian Ninja Warrior in October 2021.

Ben Fordham Salary

He earns an annual salary of $1 thousand.

Ben Fordham Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million.