Jon Faine Biography
Jon Faine (born as Jonathan Eric Faine AM ) is an Australian former radio host who hosted the ABC Radio Melbourne morning show in Melbourne. He is a columnist for The Age. Faine is a well-known and powerful figure in the Australian Jewish community.
Jon Faine Age
He was born September 21, 1956 Dunedin, New Zealand.
Jon Faine Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Jon Faine Parents
He is a beloved son to Vale Emeritus Professor Solomon (Solly) Faine and Eva Rothschild. They got married in the 1950s. Jon emigrated to Sydney with his parents at a very young age. In 1968, they moved to Melbourne
Jon Faine Education
Melbourne High School was his Alma mater. Faine earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1979 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1981 from Monash University, where he interned at the Springvale Legal Centre. He is listed on the university’s website as a distinguished alumnus. Following graduating, he worked as an attorney at Melbourne legal firms Barker Harty and Co and Holding Redlich and Co, before moving on to the Fitzroy Legal Service.
Jon Faine Siblings
He has two sisters Miriam Faine and Susan Faine.
Jon Faine Wife
Faine is happily married to wife whose name is Jan.
Jon Faine Kids
He is a father of one son. His name is Jack . He is 31 years old as of 2021. Faine utilized his long service leave in 2008 to travel overland from Melbourne to London, United Kingdom, with his son Jack, who was 19 at the time. Faine has declared himself to be an atheist with a secular humanist viewpoint.
Jon Faine ABC News
Faine is a columnist for The Age. He began his legal career as a solicitor in various Melbourne law companies. He was mixing work with his passion for automobiles by working as a driving correspondent for a lawyers’ publication.
In the late 1980s, he successfully represented the Australian Democrats in a series of Court of Disputed Returns cases. He began working in radio in 1989, producing and hosting The Law Report on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National channel. He has subsequently worked on a variety of ABC radio and television programs.
Afterwards, he anchored ABC’s local radio morning show in Melbourne from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from 1996 to 2019. This including the Conversation Hour, which was broadcast across Victoria from 11:00 a.m. He is known for his fiery debates and for stimulating discussion in the areas of politics, law, the arts, and sports. His biggest ratings were in September 2002, and he was named “Broadcaster of the Year” by ABC Local Radio in 2003.
Additionally, he has also written scripts for television shows and feature films. Faine was named to Australian Jewish News’ list of the 50 most prominent individuals of Australia’s Jewish community with strong ties to Israel in 2011. Faine announced his desire to leave the ABC in 2019 after 23 years as the morning show host for ABC Melbourne.
Later in May 2019, ABC announced that Virginia Trioli would be replacing Faine as the host of the News Breakfast television show. On 11th of October 2019 Faine did his last day of presenting in front of a live audience, where the program was televised from Melbourne Town Hall.
Is Jon Faine related to Miriam Faine?
Miriam Faine is Jon Faine’s sister.
Jon Faine and Carly Findlay
According to The Sydney Morning Herald Jon called in an a interview with Carly Findlay, who is a disability activist and suffers from Ichthyosis, a rare and painful skin illness. She was asked on to Faine’s show on Wednesday to debate disability attitudes. On social media, the criticism over ABC broadcaster Jon Faine’s “very uncomfortable” interview is still going strong, with some calling for him to be fired.
Jon Faine Salary
Faine revealed his taxpayer-funded compensation of $300,000 per year in 2014, following a leak of ABC presenters’ wages in 2013.
Jon Faine Networth
He has garnered a networth of approximately$5-10 million