MC & Hoaxer & Speaker available for hire, based in Victoria
Ian Cover is a member of ABC Radio's Coodabeen Champions, now in their 23rd year of broadcasting. The Coodabeens present a football show on Saturdays and a national talk/music program on Sundays (7-9pm). Ian’s work with the Coodabeens has been a major part of a varied career in the media and entertainment industries. He is in demand as a Master of Ceremonies and/or speaker at lunches, dinners, awards nights, corporate events and charity functions. Ian’s anecdotes and observations on sport, media and life are delivered with his trademark relaxed and humorous style.
Ian’s corporate clients include: Shell, Telstra, Ford, Holden, Herald-Sun, CUB, Nestle, NAB, Macquarie Bank, ANZ, National Mutual, Colonial, Salmat, Coopers and Lybrand, Arthur Andersen, MMI Insurance, Mitre 10, National Dairies, James Hardie, Mobil, British Airways, Nissan, Gillette.
Ian started his working life as a cadet journalist with the Geelong Advertiser before moving to the Herald and Weekly Times. He has written for all Melbourne’s daily and weekend papers as well as writing columns for sports magazines. As an author, Ian has written two books with the Coodabeens and a best-seller about the 1993 Ashes series with former Australian Test cricket star Merv Hughes.
Apart from his radio work with the Coodabeens, Ian (in partnership with his Coodabeens' colleague Jeff Richardson) presents the breakfast program on 774 ABC Melbourne when Red Symons is on leave. Ian has also worked on breakfast radio in tandem with John Blackman on 3UZ and with John 'Sam' Newman and Darren James on 3AW. Ian’s television credits are headed by hosting Footy Focus on Optus-TV and appearing as a regular guest on Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton.