Mike Smithson Bio, Age, Wife, Kids, Seven Network, Net Worth

Mike Smithson

Mike Smithson Biography

Mike Smithson is a political reporter and presenter for Seven News in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia and can be heard on Adelaide radio station FIVEaa discussing political events with Leon Byner. Mike returned to Adelaide and became Network Ten’s first weekend newsreader before becoming a bureau chief with the Hinch and Real Life programs. He has previously been brief host of Today Tonight Adelaide and European Correspondent.

Mike Smithson Age

Mike was born on 26th November, 1959, Australia.

Mike Smithson Height

He stand at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches tall.

Mike Smithson Education

Mike has not shared his education details to the public.

Mike Smithson Nationality

Mike is an Australian.

Mike Smithson Parents

He has not disclosed any details about his parents.

Mike Smithson Siblings

Mike has not revealed his siblings’ names

Mike Smithson Wife

Smithson is married to the wife Fiona. Mike’s wife Fiona is the sister of retired Seven News presenter John Riddell.

John Riddell (born 1956) was the presenter of Seven News in Adelaide. He was the weekday presenter with Jane Doyle since 2004.

Riddell began as a journalist with The Messenger newspaper in Adelaide while studying at the University of South Australia. He later joined radio 5DN and became a foreign correspondent for the Macquarie radio network.

Riddell entered television with TVW-7 in Perth before returning to Adelaide to work at NWS-9 News. There he spent nine years working as a senior journalist, chief of staff, producer, and weekend news presenter. He also worked on several sports specials.

In 1990 he joined SAS-7 to work with Seven News . He initially worked as weekend news presenter alongside Narelle Hill until she left in 1999. He was also a senior reporter, reporting for the Seven Network from places such as Singapore, Thailand and London. In the late 1990s, Riddell was the main substitute presenter for the local current affairs program Today Tonight , which he presented when Leigh McClusky was absent or on vacation.

In 2004, Riddell became presenter of the weekday news, after Graeme Goodings moved to weekend to help his recovery from cancer.
He has also been host of local travel show, Discover, however after moving to presenting the weekday news, he became a reporter for the program. He has also hosted The World Around Us .

Mike Smithson Children

Mike and wife Fiona have two children, Matt and Emma.

Mike Smithson Seven Network

Smithson started his career in print media with Messenger Newspapers in the mid 1970s. He later moved to television joining the Seven News in Adelaide, later becoming the senior police reporter with Seven News in Melbourne. Mike returned to Adelaide and became Network Ten’s first weekend newsreader before becoming a bureau chief with the Hinch and Real Life programs. He has previously been brief host of Today Tonight Adelaide and European Correspondent.

Some of his biggest reporting stories have included the infamous Skase Chase, the 2000 Summer Olympics and the War on Terror in Afghanistan.

Mike is a regular fill in presenter on 5AA.

Mike Smithson Awards

In 2007, Smithson won 3 awards at the SA Media Awards: the inaugural award for Commentary, Analysis, Opinion & Critique for his work with the Sunday Mail, Best TV news report and the prestigious title of Journalist of the Year.

Mike Smithson Salary

Mike estimated annual salary is $ 100,000.

Mike Smithson Networth

His networth is estimated to be $ 800,000.

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