Eddie McGuire is an accomplished businessman, best-selling author, and one of Australia’s most acclaimed media personalities, with over 30 years’ award-winning experience.
In roles ranging from cadet reporter to CEO of the Nine Network, McGuire has spearheaded ratings blockbusters including The Footy Show and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, the most successful weekly quiz program ever broadcast in Australia.
The host of major international sports events such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, the Super Bowl, and Formula One Grand Prix, and live event television including The TV Week Logie Awards and 1 vs 100, McGuire is regarded as the best in the business.
McGuire is host of MMM’s Number 1 FM Breakfast radio program in Melbourne, The Hot Breakfast, and prime time game show Hot Seat on the Nine Network. He is also the face of Fox Footy’s AFL coverage and hosts a sports talk show, Ed & Derm’s Big Week in Footy.
As well as being a columnist for the country’s biggest selling newspaper, The Herald Sun, he also owns one of Australia’s fastest growing independent media production companies.
As President of Collingwood Football Club, McGuire led the Club to its first premiership in 20 years and his vision for a world class training facility in the heart of the biggest sports and entertainment precinct in the world has been realised. Recently Collingwood was valued in excess of $340M, one of the most valuable sporting clubs in the world.
McGuire is President of the Melbourne Stars Cricket Team in the Big Bash League. He is Chairman of the Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre and sits on a number of other boards including Victorian Major Events Company, State Library of Victoria, The Shane Warne Foundation and leading stock broking firm Evans & Partners.
In 2012 he was made a Life Member of the Australian Football Media Association for his significant contribution to the coverage of football in the media.
In 2013 McGuire was awarded an honorary doctorate from RMIT University, receiving the degree of Doctor of Communications Honoris Causa in recognition of his achievements in media, entertainment, sport and community-based activities.
He was recognised in 2005 for his “service to the community, particularly through support for health care and welfare organisations, and to broadcasting”, receiving a Member of the Order of Australia award.
In 2000 he was awarded a Centenary Medal and an Australian Sports Medal for his contribution to Australia, in particular to sport, the media and to the community.
Mick is one of Australia’s most recognised comedians.
A performer, actor, writer and producer, Mick combines the scruffy appeal of a laid back larrikin and the acid tongue of the world’s toughest critic. This combination has proved successful both in terms of Mick’s significant box office appeal as a writer/performer and in relation to the accolades he has received within the industry.
As an actor Mick is best known for his iconic film ‘Crackerjack’ which still sees him able to get a free beer in any bowls club in Australia.
His roles span drama as well as comedy across his extensive film and TV repertoire.
Mick is also known on Australian television for his success as a member of legendary D-Generation and writer and performer for the legendary The Late Show on ABCTV; in which he directed many of his own segments.
He has made special guest appearances in Kath and Kim, was a regular guest panelist on The Panel (for the life of the program) and he wrote, produced and presented his own television show on the Nine network entitled The Mick Molloy Show.
Mick is also one of Australia’s most accomplished radio performers.
Before co-hosting Melbourne's number one FM breakfast show Triple M's The Hot Breakfast, his program ToughLove was broadcast to a national audience via the Austereo network. Prior to this, Mick hosted the national phenomenon that was the radio program Martin/Molloy. It aired on 54 stations throughout Australia and is still one of the most successful programs ever to be broadcast in Australia, revolutionising the importance of the drive time slot in Australian radio.
Darcy was hand picked to be a part of Triple M’s program Hot Breakfast, working alongside Eddie McGuire and Mick Molloy and is also big part of Triple M Footy’s AFL coverage.
Darcy also appears on Channel 7 and commentates alongside Brian Taylor for blockbuster matches, often on Saturday nights.
Prior to that Luke Darcy had provided special comments on Ten’s AFL coverage since his retirement from AFL at the end of 2007. In that time he has co-hosted football programs One Week At A Time and The Fifth Quarter, the network’s coverage of the ANZ Netball Championships, and the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
On-field, Darcy played over 200 games for the Western Bulldogs, following in the footsteps of his father David. He made his debut in 1994 and emerged as one of the AFL’s leading ruckman, winning the Bulldogs’ best and fairest award in 2001 before gaining All-Australian selection and winning the AFLPA MVP award in 2002. Darcy endured two knee reconstructions in 2005-6 after assuming the captaincy of the club.
His company, the Darcy Group owns some of Melbourne’s most iconic venues including the Precinct Hotel in Richmond, Motel in South Melbourne and the Melbourne Public at South Wharf.