Speakers Profile - Tim Bailey

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Tim Bailey started his career as a journalist in his hometown of Hobart with the Hobart Mercury, following in the footsteps of two generations of his family.

In Hobart he was a General Roundsman, where he had the opportunity to be posted to the West Coast and cover Industrial Relations and the Environment. Returning to Hobart, 12 months later, Tim moved into the sports department where he covered cricket, football, golf and the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race.

Soon after, Tim headed north to the Gold Coast where he worked as a Feature Writer for the Gold Coast Bulletin for four years, establishing his own News Agency and selling stories internationally and domestically.

Tim's next step forward in the media was a progression into radio where he became an inaugural member of Sea FM Gold Coast's very first morning crew.
Tim headed south again in 1990 and joined Network TEN's Good Morning Australia as a reporter working for Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Mike Gibson before receiving an offer to join Sydney radio station 2Day FM.

Tim has now worked at 2Day FM for twelve years, starting out with the Morning Crew doing humour and sport. He has now been their surf and snow reporter for the past eight years.

The lure of television was never far away however and Tim returned to TEN, reviving his role on GMA and joining the team on Totally Wild as a presenter. Tim also hosted his own early morning program, The Big Breakfast.

A sporting man for all seasons, Tim commentated for the Uncle Toby's Super Series and was a feature reporter at the Commonwealth Games in Canada in 1994. Tim has also hosted a weekly national basketball show (Air Time) and the Coca-Cola NRG-White Room. Tim is currently the host of the Vodaphone Australian Beach Volleyball Tour.

One of Australia's most recognisable faces, Tim currently presents the weather on location around NSW for the First at Five News with Ron Wilson and Deborah Knight.