Tony Armstrong

Tony Armstrong is Barranbinya First-Nations Australian television presenter and former professional AFL player known for his dynamic career spanning sports and media. Tony played for Adelaide, Sydney Swans, and Collingwood in the AFL, where he notably played alongside his childhood idol, Adam Goodes. His transition from the field to the broadcasting studio saw him become the first Indigenous person to call live AFL action on commercial radio and a prominent figure on shows like ‘The Marngrook Footy Show’ and ‘Yokayi Footy’.

In 2019, Tony joined ABC as a sports news producer and presenter, contributing across radio and television platforms, including ABC News and Grandstand AFL on ABC Sport. He gained widespread recognition in 2021 as the full-time sports presenter on ABC TV’s News Breakfast, earning the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent at the 2022 Logie Awards, and the Bert Newton award for Most Popular Presenter in 2023.

Beyond television, Tony is also a talented writer and content creator, developing various television projects. His engaging presence on programs such as ‘The Weekly with Charlie Pickering’, ‘The Project’, and as the voice of Mr. Flip on ABC Kids’ ‘Reef School’ showcases his versatile and influential role in Australian media.

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