Speakers Profile - Tim Sheridan

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Like all top-notch sports reporters, Tim Sheridan's work is stamped by his versatility and passion for digging up a good story -- and he'll be finding plenty at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Sheridan, a 26-year veteran with Nine, will be one of the network's senior reporters filing news stories and colourful profiles from Vancouver and its surrounding Olympic venues.

After completing a bachelor of arts degree in journalism at Charles Sturt University, Sheridan joined Australian Consolidated Press in 1981. He was a reporter, feature writer and sub-editor for ACP sporting publications which included Rugby League Week, Australian Cricket Magazine and Australian Golf.

During this time Sheridan played rugby union for Sydney club Manly and toured New Zealand with the New South Wales Waratahs in 1982.

After three years with ACP he was offered a position with the Nine Network as a sports journalist in the newsroom. For the next 10 years Sheridan covered many of the big domestic stories in Australian sport. It was the Border era of Australian cricket, Greg Norman dominated golf, Pat Cash won Wimbledon, Australian rugby was on the rise, and the rugby league Kangaroos had become The Invincibles.

In 1994, after covering the Lillehammer Winter Olympics for Nine News, Sheridan moved to Wide World of Sports. His did stories on the boxers Evander Holyfield and Roy Jones Jr, tennis guru Nick Bollettieri, expatriate Aussies like Dallas Mavericks basketballer Chris Anstey and golfer Craig Parry, and broader topics such as the lead-up to the Atlanta Olympic Games. He also completed two extensive filming tours of India for Nine's The Cricket Show.

Sheridan has covered 15 Wimbledon Championships and 12 US Masters. He has filed diverse sporting stories ranging from a profile on Formula One driver Mark Webber to Australian galloper Nothin' Leica Dane's tilt at France's greatest race, the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe; the FINA World swimming titles in Fukuoka, Barcelona, Montreal and Melbourne; and the Australian cricket team's "miracle"' semi-final win over South Africa at Birmingham in the 1999 World Cup.