The Herald Sun reports: “Rumours are swirling that Channel 9 sports presenter Tony Jones may be in the driver’s seat to host a popular Melbourne radio show — but would he give up his TV news role?”
Could longtime TV presenter Tony Jones be heading for a plum radio gig?
There’s talk in media circles that the Channel 9 sport presenter and Sunday Footy Show host would be top of the list to front the 3AW drive program should there be a shake-up at the station.
Mornings king Neil Mitchell is in discussions about his future next year and should he not continue it’s understood Tom Elliott will be his successor.
That would leave a vacant seat in drive and, given the slot’s timing, it may mean Jones has to give up his TV news role which he has held for more than 30 years.
A strong newsman, Jones often fills in when Mitchell is on leave and is versatile enough to have also filled the void previously in drive. Those in the know say the job would be his if he wants it.