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Eddie McGuire

Eddie McGuire AM is an Australian television presenter and businessman known for his long association with Australian Rules Football. He has also worked as a journalist, sports broadcaster and business entrepreneur. He was well known for...

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Eddie McGuire's Biography

Eddie McGuire AM is an Australian television presenter and businessman known for his long association with Australian Rules Football.
He has also worked as a journalist, sports broadcaster and business entrepreneur. He was well known for hosting the Australian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and The AFL Footy Show. Eddie McGuire is also the host of the Nine Network game show 1 vs. 100 and current president of the Collingwood Football Club.
Eddie McGuire has also written two bestsellers, ‘Pants: The Darren Milane Story’ and ‘Footy Show Screamers’ and writes a weekly column in The Melbourne Herald Sun.
Eddie McGuire got his first job in the media as an Australian rules football statistician and cricket reporter for The Herald (1978 - 1982). Later he became a cadet sports reporter for Network Ten, and then transferred in 1993 to Kerry Packer's Nine Network, where he became the host of a sports variety program, The AFL Footy Show. The Footy Show has been a high-profile success, consistently leading ratings in its timeslot over a sustained period.
Eddie McGuire's television high point may have been his hosting of the 2003 Logie Awards. His performance was well received and McGuire was subsequently invited back to host the ceremony in 2004 and 2005.
McGuire served as a football radio caller at Triple M, a station that had previously concentrated on wall-to-wall rock music. McGuire also wrote a football column for The Herald's successor The Herald Sun, as well as becoming involved in a variety of sports and media-related business ventures.
On 29 October 1998 he was elected by the vote of the members as president of Collingwood Football Club, a powerful Australian rules football club which was then in financial and on-field difficulties.
On 18 May 2007, McGuire announced he would be "resigning" as CEO of the Nine network, and would be taking on a new position in programming services, as well as more on-screen roles.