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Tony Leonard

Tony Leonard


After Dinner - Emcee - Humour - Inspiration - Interviewers - Journalism - Keynote Speakers - Motivation - TV Personalities

Radio & Television

Professionally: Has worked in Radio and Television for over 25 years, best known for his work on "The Coodabeen Champions", the longest running sports satire program on either radio or TV.

Tony commenced radio with the Coodabeens in 1982 on 3RRR and has worked on Melbourne's leading AM station - 3AW on a permanent basis since 1993. Tony, along with his group worked from 1988-95 (yes opposition stations simultaneously) on 3LO/ABC774 in Melbourne.

Tony has branched out on his own also being a ball by ball caller for 3AW's top rating coverage of Australian Rules. In 2000 he shared calling duties with the inimitable Rex Hunt, and now works with Nathan Buckley, Tony Shaw, Robert Walls and Peter Daicos to name a few.

Also, since 1998, he fills throughout the year on 3AW Breakfast, the top rating show on Melbourne radio, and has presented the Pub of the Week segment on the Neil Mitchell program for the past 12 years.

His Television work has included being a presenter on Today Tonight and has worked for the 730 Report on the ABC.

Tony is often called to Host various corporate functions and he now is now the MC for the AFL Media Awards.

Presentation Topics Include

  • Master of Ceremonies


“Very professional and easygoing.”
Pioneer Construction

“Everybody was very positive about Tony’s performance.”

“We get Tony to compere all our functions as he’s the best.”
Moonee Valley Racing Club

“Tony was highly professional and a true entertainer who understood our company’s needs.”
ANZ Bank

“Excellent. Tony was MC for the event and conducted the evening very professionally he was easy to work with and ran to the time table provided."
Corangamite City Council

“Tony was fantastic. He came into our office for a couple of meetings and then followed up with emails to make sure we were happy with what he intended to do for the event. On the night he was enthusiastic, well prepared and very good. The audience was at times quite loud, but Tony
managed them very well. I would highly recommend him.”
Ernst and Young

“Again, Tony was brilliant and assisted in making the night a huge success.”
Federal Contractors Federation

“Tony was perfect for the launch and I was very happy with the overall outcome. He has a very unique way to engage people and his industry knowledge and background make him a great asset for Fosters to have access to. 10/10”
Foster's Group

"I would like to add that Tony is one of my favourite MCs - he is a great example of how to prepare yourself before getting to a job - he read EVERYTHING I sent, he looked up websites for research, he worked over the speaker biogs I sent him and familiarised himself with who the exhibitors were. He got there nice and early to familiarise himself with his surroundings, he sought out the who's who on the event and made himself known to them and he made sure he knew where and how everything worked. Tony is also happy to add to the program, where he deems it to be appropriate, plus he takes up-to-date information and slots it perfectly into his reportoire. He is just a terrific operator and I am glad to speak on his behalf to anyone who asks! "
Kerry Freer Events

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