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Everything Angela Pippos does she does with passion and flair. Whether in front of the camera, a radio microphone or a live audience, Angela is always entertaining.
Searching for a new challenge Angela walked away from the ABC in 2008 and went where no woman in Melbourne has been before: the testosterone-charged world of breakfast sports radio. Angela was the first woman to co-host Sport 927's breakfast program, a position she held for two years alongside 1990 Collingwood premiership player Michael Christian.
In the past year Angela has appeared on Network Ten's popular AFL program Before the Game, TAC Cup Future Stars on the Nine Network and The Back Page on Fox Sports. Angela also has a regular spot on 3AW called The Pippos Report.
Sports journalism: The petite and lively Pippos left her native South Australia in 1997 to pursue a sports journalism career in Melbourne. To lessen the blow on her parents she said she'd only be gone for a year. 15 years later Angela is still in Melbourne and feeling more inspired than ever. During her time with the ABC Angela worked as a researcher for the 7.30 Report, reporter for the 7pm News and she anchored the sports segment on the ABC News Monday to Friday and later on weekends. Angela was crowned Victoria's Best and Clearest TV sports presenter five times.
Education: 2007 was an eventful year for Angela. She was approached by the ALP to stand for the state seat of Williamstown. Amid a storm of controversy she declined the offer. Angela has an Honours degree in politics from the University of Adelaide.
Author: Angela is passionate about writing and has a two-book deal with Text Publishing. Her first book, The Goddess Advantage - One Year in the Life of a Football Worshipper, was shortlisted for the Colin Roderick Award for Australian Literature. It loosely follows her life during the 2005 AFL season. It's as much about love, loyalty, stuffed tomatoes and Greek mythology as it is about the great game of Australian Rules football. Angela is now writing her second book, a work of fiction, and has also written for The Sunday Age and afl.com.au.
Angela was fantastic! Very professional and friendly, and had clearly done her research beforehand, asking our panellists some great questions. All feedback we had from delegates about Angel ... keep readinga and the event overall was very positive, with Angela receiving an evaluation rating of 4.86/5 on the evaluation form. The success of the event was mainly due to Angela's involvement - she did a great job, so thanks to her. CPA Australia