Eddie McGuire is an accomplished businessman, best-selling author, and one of Australia’s most acclaimed media personalities, with over 30 years of award-winning experience.
He returned to Nine to host The Footy Show in 2017 after previously hosting the program from its inception in 1994 until 2005.
McGuire, who rose from cadet reporter to CEO of the Nine Network, has spearheaded ratings blockbusters including The Footy Show and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – Hot Seat, the most successful weekly quiz program ever broadcast in Australia.
The host of coverage for major sporting events such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Super Bowl and Formula One Grand Prix, as well as live-event television including The TV Week Logie Awards and 1 vs 100, McGuire is regarded as one of the best comperes in the business.
McGuire, who hosts Nine’s prime-time weekday game show Hot Seat, recently announced that he was leaving Triple M’s Hot Breakfast radio program after 11 years as the host. He is also the face of Fox Footy’s AFL coverage.
As president of Collingwood Football Club, he led the Magpies to their first premiership in 20 years in 2010. He is also the chairman of the Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre and sits on a number of other boards, including the State Library of Victoria and leading stock broking firm Evans Dixon.
His vision for a centre of excellence for elite athletes and professional organisations in the heart of the biggest sports and entertainment precinct in the world has been realised: the Holden Centre at Melbourne Park.
In 2005, McGuire was recognised for his service to the community, particularly through support for health care and welfare organisations, and to broadcasting, with a Member of the Order of Australia Award.
In 2020, Eddie McGuire’s passion for footy on Nine saw him hosting the new Wednesday edition of Footy Classified.