Ben Fordham - Sydney Live

Monday - Friday 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Ben Fordham is often asked what his preferred media medium is - radio or television?

The truth is he finds both equally challenging and enjoyable.

At Sydney's No. 1 rating radio station, 2GB, Ben, since 2011, has hosted Sydney Live in the 3pm-6pm shift, a program that consistently tops the ratings.

His efforts were rewarded at both the 2014 and 2015 Australian Commercial Radio Awards when he was voted best metropolitan talk presenter.

After launching his media career at Sydney's Radio 2UE and Sky News Australia, Ben joined the Nine Network in 1999 and, after lengthy stints with A Current Affair and the Today Show, his television talents these days spread across a number of Nine's news and current affairs programs.

Ben's coming-of-age in journalism arrived before he celebrated his 21st birthday.

Then a 2UE political correspondent in the Parliament House Press Gallery in Canberra, Ben won a Walkley Award - Australia's top award in journalism - for his coverage of the Thredbo landslide tragedy and a Raward - the top accolade in the Australian radio industry - for excellence in journalism. He became the youngest reporter in history to win a Walkley-Raward double and was honoured on Australia Day with a Young Citizen of the Year award.

Thanks to his job, Ben has built close contacts with some inspiring people who've dedicated their lives to helping others.

Away from his media engagements, Ben volunteers for several charities in the areas of fundraising, lobbying, strategy and as a Master of Ceremonies.

Ben is married to Seven Network journalist Jodie Speers and they have a young son Freddy.

6:59pm September 30

Listen to the highlights of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham.

6:39pm September 30

Listeners donated to John after he lost $3,000.

6:27pm September 30

Listen to the full show from Friday September 30.

6:13pm September 30

The officers rescued three drowning children.

6:04pm September 30

Glenn's one of Cronulla's biggest fans.

4:47pm September 30

The Former MP tells Ben many Australians are over there

4:19pm September 30

Queensland Premier attacks Pauline Hanson

3:56pm September 30

Ben speaks to the Federal Treasurer

3:48pm September 30

Mundine wants NRL & AFL players to boycott the national anthem

3:37pm September 30

The Premier won't want a shark attack on the North Coast.

3:34pm September 30

The Former Prime Minister was receiving an honorary doctorate.

2:48pm September 30

Is it ok to reserve a car park? Email ben@2gb.com

6:31pm September 29

Listen to the highlights of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham.

6:31pm September 29

Ben speaks to Dr Tony Bartone, AMA Vice President.

 

 

6:09pm September 29

Listen to the full show of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham.

5:31pm September 29

The Muslim leader is already married.

 

5:00pm September 29

Ben speaks to the 15-year-old girl who was turned away.

 

 

4:24pm September 29

Ben speaks to Fundraising Institute CEO Rob Edwards.

 

 

3:38pm September 29

The former PM is receiving an honorary doctorate

3:29pm September 29

More than 50 Santas are needed before this Christmas season.

 

 

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6:59pm September 30

Listen to the highlights of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham.

6:39pm September 30

Listeners donated to John after he lost $3,000.

6:27pm September 30

Listen to the full show from Friday September 30.

6:13pm September 30

The officers rescued three drowning children.

6:04pm September 30

Glenn's one of Cronulla's biggest fans.

4:47pm September 30

The Former MP tells Ben many Australians are over there

4:19pm September 30

Queensland Premier attacks Pauline Hanson

3:56pm September 30

Ben speaks to the Federal Treasurer

3:48pm September 30

Mundine wants NRL & AFL players to boycott the national anthem

3:37pm September 30

The Premier won't want a shark attack on the North Coast.

3:34pm September 30

The Former Prime Minister was receiving an honorary doctorate.

6:31pm September 29

Listen to the highlights of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham.

6:31pm September 29

Ben speaks to Dr Tony Bartone, AMA Vice President.

 

 

6:09pm September 29

Listen to the full show of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham.

5:31pm September 29

The Muslim leader is already married.

 

5:00pm September 29

Ben speaks to the 15-year-old girl who was turned away.

 

 

4:24pm September 29

Ben speaks to Fundraising Institute CEO Rob Edwards.

 

 

3:38pm September 29

The former PM is receiving an honorary doctorate

3:29pm September 29

More than 50 Santas are needed before this Christmas season.

 

 

3:25pm September 29

Towns in the state's Central West are expecting more floods.

 

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4:24pm September 29

Ben speaks to Fundraising Institute CEO Rob Edwards.

 

 

2:59pm August 19

Ela's parents lost their baby to a rare disorder.

For more information click here

5:49pm August 10

Ela's parents lost their baby to a rare disorder.

 

For more information click here

4:03pm August 10

Funding to World Vision in Palestine has been suspended.

6:32pm July 15

Ben speaks to the owner of 'Nimble' the Kelpie.

 

To donate to Australian Working Dog Rescue click here

 

 

2:58pm July 14

Ben is hosting the Youth Off The Streets Gala.

 

Buy tickets for the gala here

 

But tickets to go in the raffle to win a car here

 

4:41pm July 12

To donate to the Grace Centre for Newborn Intensive Care click here

 

5:43pm June 30

To sign up or donate click here

 

 

3:13pm June 29

To help Jan-Maree Ball click here

 

4:41pm June 3

All these women want to do is bake!

5:53pm May 31

To help 9 year old Tia in her mission click here

 

4:30pm April 15

For all the information click here

6:24pm December 14

Michael McLaren talks to Murray Baird from the Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission

5:25pm August 31

For more information on how you can help click here 

5:21pm October 21

If you’d like to buy a ticket for this black tie dinner, please click here.

3:23pm October 10

Help Amie Meehan’s husband raise money for Cancer Research.

If you want to donate go here

 

 

5:59pm September 30

Could you walk from Canberra to Bondi?

Donate here.

5:12pm September 15

If you want to donate to the John O’Brien Appeal these are the details:

 

ANZ Bank

BSB: 012 341

ACC NUM: 2902 10961

3:11pm September 9

Please show your support here.

Rozelle residents are recovering from the explosion that killed 3. 

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