Rob Brough Biography
Robert Brough was an Australian journalist, television presenter and rugby league coach. From radio work, Brough moved into television in the mid 1980s, covering sport for ABC Television in Brisbane before moving over to Channel 9 to present the sports news on National Nine News in Brisbane until 1989.
Rob Brough Age
He was born in 1955.
Rob Brough Height
He stand at a height of 5 feet and 9 inches.
Rob Brough Family
Brough and his brother Mal grew up at Slacks Creek in a little fibro house. Their father grew vegetables which he sold to support the family, but due to being crippled by poliomyelitis, he had to slide around his vegetable garden on his backside while tending to it.
Rob Brough Children
Rob Brough’s son Sam, died on his 3rd birthday in 1989, after suffering from health issues. Brough has two other children Jess and Tyson.
Rob Brough journalist, television presenter and rugby league coach.
Rob began his media career in radio in the 1970s as an announcer at radio station 4VL in Charleville, Queensland. He then moved onto 4WK in Warwick, 4BC in Brisbane and then 4GG on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
From radio work, Brough moved into television in the mid 1980s, covering sport for ABC Television in Brisbane before moving over to Channel 9 to present the sports news on National Nine News in Brisbane until 1989.
In 1990, Brough moved away from news reporting when he joined the Channel 7 in Brisbane to host the Australian version of Family Feud, which was seen nationally. Brough hosted the program until it was 1995 when John Deeks took over until its axing in 1996. Bert Newton and Grant Denyer have both hosted revived versions of the program for the Nine Network and Network Ten respectively.
In an opinion piece written for the Sydney Morning Herald, Dominic Knight claimed Bert’s Family Feud, the 2006 version of the program, was an awful show but not just because it brought back “unpleasant memories of Rob Brough”.
He was often parodied by Steve Vizard on Seven’s sketch comedy show Fast Forward.
He moved back into news for Seven’s regional Queensland affiliate Sunshine Television on the Sunshine Coast. Shortly after Brough joined, Sunshine Television News became Seven Local News following the purchase of Sunshine Television by Seven and as such, the network’s name and look changed to reflect the metropolitan Channel 7 stations.
Rob presented the local Sunshine Coast edition of Seven Local News and pre-recorded two additional bulletins for the Wide Bay-Burnett region and the Mackay region. Since then, Seven’s regional news output in Queensland had increased and Brough presented seven separate local editions of Seven News each weeknight from the network’s Sunshine Coast studio.
He was joined by Joanne Desmond as a co-presenter on the Cairns, Townsville, Central Queensland and Darling Downs editions of Seven News, while Brough continued to present the Mackay, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast editions by himself. When Brough was away, Steve Titmus joined Joanne Desmond on the editions that usually co-presented with Brough, while Desmond filled in for Brough by herself on the bulletins he usually presented solo.
Then, the studio produced seven 30-minute news bulletins each weeknight, along with additional afternoon and evening updates, it’s one of the busiest news studios in Australia, making Rob one of the country’s busiest news presenters. Brough was seen reading regional editions of Seven News as far south as Stanthorpe, as far north as Port Douglas and as far west as the Central Highlands in Central Queensland.
In 2007, Media Watch questioned the credibility of the Townsville edition of WIN News after they convinced local political candidates standing in the 2007 Federal Election to endorse WIN News in on air promos. Media Watch claimed the dubious actions of WIN News outraged Seven Local News but only because they didn’t think of the idea first. Media Watch then played a clip of the Townsville edition of Seven Local News with Brough introducing a story about the WIN News controversy.
In 2008, Rob again appeared on Media Watch after a graphics designer mistakenly inserted pictures of dairy cows in an “over-the-shoulder” graphic beside Brough while he was introducing a story on the Townsville edition of Seven Local News. The story was actually about local sports venue Dairy Farmers Stadium preparing for an upcoming NRL match.
In 2015, he fronted a campaign launched by Seven Queensland in response to the “Save Our Voices” campaign, which was a joint promotion between WIN Television, Southern Cross Austereo and Prime7 aimed at encouraging viewers to lobby the Federal Government to relax media ownership laws. The “Leave TV Laws Alone” spot that Seven Queensland ran in commercial breaks featured Brough in the Seven Local News studio claiming Seven Queensland spends more on local news than their competitors. A voice-over that follows states that Seven Queensland doesn’t support the bullying by the other networks and said that viewers shouldn’t be used as pawns.
Rob Brough Networth
Rob estimated networth is $ 5 million.