David Speers Biography
David Speers is an Australian journalist and the host of ABC TV’s Insiders. He previously worked at Sky News Australia as a political editor and anchor of PM Agenda, The Last Word, and Speers Tonight.
David Speers Age
David was born on 9 September 1974.
David Speers Height
His height is not yet known or updated.
David Speers Education
David began his early schooling in Normanhurst Boys High School from 1987–1988. He later also joined Turramurra High School from 198- 1992.
David Speers Parents
David is born to Peter Speers( father) and Robyn née Cowled(mother).
David Speers Siblings
No details about his siblings are known yet.
David Speers Wife
David is a loving husband to Liz Taggart-Speers and they reside in Canberra.
David Speers Children
David is a loving father to two daughters, Matilda, who was born in 2010, and Olive, who was born in 2014. Speers’ daughter was admitted to the hospital with a viral infection. Olive’s kidneys failed, and she was put on life support. She fought for her life for nine days and came dangerously near to death.
Speaking to dailymail.co.uk, David only took a break from her once, to chair the Leaders Debate in western Sydney.
Olive was airlifted from Speers’ home in Canberra to Randwick Children’s Hospital in Sydney on May 8. Croup, a viral infection that originates in the throat, caused her kidneys to fail, and she was put on life support.
David Speers ABC News
Speers got his start in the newsroom of K-Rock radio station in Geelong, Victoria. Speers went on to work for 2GB, 2UE, and 3AW after that. He has been a director of the National Press Club since 2005
Speers joined Sky News as a political editor in 2000 and presented Sky News’ flagship PM Agenda program, Monday through Thursday evenings during his stint there. On the 24-hour news program, he also provided political updates and conducted interviews throughout the day.
Before the program ceased in 2015, he also commuted from his home in Canberra to Sky News’ main studios in Sydney once a week to present the primetime program The Nation with David Speers. Speers began hosting a new weekly Sky News program, Speers Tonight, from Canberra on January 28, 2016.
Speers took over as host of ABC’s Insiders in June 2019, replacing Barrie Cassidy, who had left the show in February. He regularly appears on ABC News, News Breakfast, and ABC Local Radio including Mornings with Virginia Trioli on ABC Radio Melbourne. Additionally, he also fills in as presenter for Michael Rowland on News Breakfast.
For the 2007 Australian federal election, Speers mediated a debate between John Howard and Kevin Rudd. Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott in the 2010 Australian federal election, as well as Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott in the 2013 Australian federal election.
Is Jodie Speers related to David Speers?
Jodie speers is an Australian journalist, news, and television presenter who currently presents Seven Early News. David and Jodie just share a common surname and the fact that they are both journalists. Any other relationship between them is not known.
David Speers Book
Speers released the book On Mutiny (ISBN 9780733644146) which covered the removal of Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister in 2020.
Speers has also written regular articles for the financial website Switzer.
David Speers Awards
Between 2006 and 2015, with the exception of 2010, Speers was awarded an ASTRA award for “outstanding performance” by a moderator or journalist each year.
Speers then won a Walkley Award in December 2014 for a notable interview with Attorney-General George Brandis in which Brandis struggled to explain what the word metadata meant in spite of being the minister in charge of the proposed new laws on metadata storage and police access.
In addition to that, Speers won the same award at the 2015 event (which was also hosted by Speers) for his remarkable interview with Christopher Pyne “The Fixer” on PM Agenda.
In 2016, Speers was named one of the 50 Most Powerful People on Australian Television by News Corp Australia.
Speers won the Subscription Television Award for Best Male Host at the 2017 AACTA Awards.
David Speers Salary
According to trusted sources, he had been contracted a pay of $ 500,000 dollars, although he was also expected to accept a pay cut in the2019 after joining ABC.
David Speers Networth
His current networth has still been kept private.