As an experienced sports and news journalist, Clint Stanaway has had many career highlights, including his current role as host of Weekend Today on the Nine Network. His quick wit and cheeky sense of humour have made him one of the most popular, fresh faces on television.
Clint also adds to the fun on Melbourne’s Kiis FM breakfast show as the news reader where he’s often drafted into Jase & Lauren’s whacky antics. It’s obvious Clint’s not afraid of hard work and he thrives on spontaneity and bouncing ideas on both radio and television.
Clint’s other career highlights so far include covering The Ashes in both Australia and England, Wimbledon, Australian Open, the 2012 London Olympic Games, three FIFA World Cups (Brazil, Russia, Qatar), a cricket World Cup in India, as well as a stint as Europe Correspondent for the Nine Network.
It’s quite a list for someone who initially wasn’t sure they wanted to be in front of the camera. But on his first day as a Year 10 work experience student at Melbourne’s Channel 9, things changed. Watching the doyen Brian Naylor present the 6 pm news from the studio control room, a young Clint was hooked.
After finishing at Glen Waverley Secondary College, Clint completed a Bachelor of Arts at Deakin University which led to his career in sports journalism. In 2002 he began his television career with WIN in Bendigo, but it wasn’t long before he returned to Nine News as a reporter in 2005.
Following a stint in the UK, Clint returned to Melbourne and worked with Wide World of Sports and became the Weekend Sports Presenter on Nine News.
It was soon obvious the qualified and experienced journalist was just as comfortable sharing the fun, slightly cheeky side of his personality. Clint landed the dream job as a sport’s tragic - Sports presenter on the Today Show. His fresh-faced enthusiasm led to the role as host of Weekend Today, as well as Nine’s Afternoon News and flagship 6 pm bulletin with Alicia Loxley.
Away from the camera Clint is proud to be a National Ambassador for OCRF (Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation) where he’s raised more than $250,000 with the Silver Lining ride, and the children’s cancer charity MyRoom.