4BC Breakfast Sports Reporter
Ian Maurice was a permanent fixture on the Nine network’s Wide World of Sports for more than 15 years.
His Sports Updates proved to be an integral part of the show’s success.
Affectionately known as “The Bear” Ian was Nine’s first commentator on rugby league’s State of Origin broadcasts.
He has hosted and commentated at Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games for both the Nine and Ten Networks.
Ian hosted the Nine Network’s Sports Sunday show as well as numerous satellite telecasts of the world’s major sporting events.
He called State of Origin and club rugby league for Network Ten and also hosted the very popular Late Night League programme on Sunday nights.
Ian’s entertaining approach to sports broadcasting has seen his career in radio and television continue for more than 30 years.
He is, by definition, a Bear for all seasons.
Starting in radio in Cairns and moving through Inverell, Katoomba, Sydney and Brisbane, Ian honed his skills before joining Channel 7 as the country's first weekday TV sports presenter.
In 1998 Ian was part of the acclaimed Channel Nine team and covered the Commonwealth games from Kuala Lumpur.
Ian's credentials are simply outstanding and cover almost every facet of radio, television and live entertainment.
What was your first job?
Copy boy at the Sydney Daily Mirror.
What is your favourite on air moment thus far?
It changes daily because there is always something exciting happening on my show!
What is your most embarrassing on air moment?
Broadcasting a rugby league test match for Channel Nine in New Zealand while peeing into an orange juice bottle.
If you could interview anyone (living or dead) who would it be?
Jesus Christ - to get the real story
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