Chris Smith



The Chris Smith Show


The Chris Smith Show will hold no punches in 2023. This has been Chris's signature approach to newstalk hosting through his 22 years at top rating Sydney commercial newstalk station 2GB. Chris will speak to the heavy hitters and newsmakers from Washington and New York, and London to Sydney, in search of the truth. He wants to speak to listeners most of all, as he gauges the world's reaction to […]

I’ve had a remarkably wide and successful career in media.

Starting off in 1981 in rural radio and TV in Moree NSW, Parkes NSW, and Bendigo Victoria, I developed skills in news reporting, presenting bulletins and live sports calling.

Back in the big smoke, I worked as a senior reporter for Seven News and travelled the world covering dramatic events such as the Tiananmen Square massacre, San Francisco earthquake and drug trials throughout Asia.

It was at Channel Nine that I not only made my mark as an award-winning reporter with “A Current Affair” but drove the show as it’s Chief of Staff under hosts Jana Wendt, Mike Willesee, Mike Munro and Ray Martin.

I was then poached by French media company “Lagardere” to broadcast from Beijing, as the first westerner to broadcast live to China on China Radio International. I was then elevated to the position of program director and deputy MD China.

On my return to Australia in 2000, I was appointed as Program director and Afternoon Show host at 2GB Sydney…where I was instrumental in reviving the great media brand.

During my 21 years at Macquarie Radio, I took my Afternoon Show to number 1 on no less than 84 surveys…finishing with a commanding 13%.

That success continued when I switched to the weekend morning program for 3 years.

I was then contracted to Sky News Australia and hosted “Chris Smith and Friends” and “Chris Smith Tonight” each Sunday night…as well as floating as host for all the other night time current affairs shows.

I have contributed to both Channel 7’s “Sunrise” program and Channel Nine’s “Today Show” over the past 20 years… and as a current affairs commentator on “Credlin” and “Paul Murray Live”.

I tragically love my Rabbitohs and have been attending games since the Grand Final of 1971 at the SCG.

I have worked for the club too for 5 years as host of the Chairman’s Lounge.

I’m currently assisting with the establishment of the new Souths Juniors Foundation for junior players.


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