Mark Readings has been a part of the Channel Nine team for 19 years and has provided comprehensive coverage of every football and cricket season during that time. His experience in presenting is diverse, ranging from reading the weekend sport and news headlines and averaging of two live crosses a week.
When the 2002 Bali Bombing struck, Mark was on holiday in Bali with his family. He was just one building away in Paddy’s Bar where the first bomb exploded – having just walked out of the ill-fated Sari Club. Mark reported the tragedy with courage, earning recognition for his bravery in the form of the Best News Story or Series of News Stories Broadcast on Television and the Daily News Centenary Prize Gold Award.
Mark went on to be a part of several other awards given to the Channel Nine team and the Nine Network, including a Logie Award for “Best News Coverage - Bali Explosions” and a 2003 Walkley Award for Best Television News Reporting for their coverage of the bombing.
Mark is also a skilled Australian Rules Football commentator with Radio Station 6pr. Previous to 6pr, he worked on Channel Nine’s AFL team, calling matches with colleagues Dermott Brereton, Garry Lyon and James Brayshaw.
Mark also has provided commentary for netball competitions at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and has covered the Olympic Games.
Mark began his journalism career in 1988 at the age of 18 with a cadetship at radio station 6PM (now 92.9). He quickly worked his way up in the organization and began reading news in a year’s time and was appointed Sports Director.
Mark is an accomplished master of ceremonies, an engaging keynote speaker and has been emcee for several high-profile events in Western Australia. He lives in Perth with his wife and twin daughters - and, as you would expect, is a keen sports fanatic.