Speakers Profile - Ron Wilson

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Ron Wilson was living and working in Darwin when cyclone Tracy hit in 1974. It was this that prompted Ron to move south and launch his highly successful career as a news presenter for Network TEN.

Born in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Ron came to Australia with his family at the age of six, settling first in Victoria. On leaving school, he moved to Darwin and began study for a law degree. However, he decided to try for a career in television and won a job at the local channel as a newsreader.

Ron began his career in Sydney with a position as the midnight to dawn announcer with radio station 2WL Wollongong. In 1977, Ron moved to Wagga and back into television as a newsreader. After marriage and an overseas trip, he settled back in Sydney once again, working first for 2SM and, then 2UE.

Part-time voice over work for Channel Ten led him to join the station's full-time in October 1979, initially as a journalist and then as newsreader.

Good Morning Australia secured Ron to present the news for TEN's national breakfast program from 1982 - 1993. Since 1994, Ron has co-presented TEN's FIRST AT FIVE Sydney bulletin with Jessica Rowe.