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.

6:36pm June 29

Listen to the highlights of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham.

6:11pm June 29

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

5:26pm June 29

Jack Ryan wants odd jobs for the school holidays.

 

 

5:08pm June 29

The Health Australia Party are anti-vaxers.

5:00pm June 29

Ben says it implies the victim has done something wrong.

 

4:49pm June 29

Christopher Pyne and Anthony Albanese join Ben Fordham.

 

3:50pm June 29

Ben speaks to Jeff Kennett. 

3:40pm June 29

The champion hurdler is devastated.

 

 

3:29pm June 29

Federal MP Paul Fletcher says it costs taxpayers $750,000 a day.

3:13pm June 29

To help Jan-Maree Ball click here

 

6:19pm June 28

Listen to the highlights of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham.

6:09pm June 28

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

4:55pm June 28

Ben speaks to an outraged Pacific Islander.

 

4:50pm June 28

Ben Fordharm broadcast live from West End Mazda North Parramatta on June 24 to give away a Mazda 3 Maxx Auto Hatch in Soul Red.

It was a great afternoon which included live entertainment from Singer Wes Carr.

Other guests included Craig Laundy MP, Federal Member for Reid and Adam MacDougall, The Man Challenge & Former NRL player.

Here are the photo highlights.

4:27pm June 28

Ben speaks to devastated dairy farmer Jessa Fleming. 

4:24pm June 28

The opposition leader regrets his move against Kevin Rudd in 2010.

 

4:07pm June 28

The former politician is guilty of wilful misconduct.

 

 

3:49pm June 28

The inquest has uncovered a number of errors.

 

 

3:36pm June 28

Students were kicked out of a computer lab for being white.

 

 

3:26pm June 28

It comes as the Coalition releases their costings.

 

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6:36pm June 29

Listen to the highlights of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham.

6:11pm June 29

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

5:26pm June 29

Jack Ryan wants odd jobs for the school holidays.

 

 

5:08pm June 29

The Health Australia Party are anti-vaxers.

5:00pm June 29

Ben says it implies the victim has done something wrong.

 

4:49pm June 29

Christopher Pyne and Anthony Albanese join Ben Fordham.

 

3:50pm June 29

Ben speaks to Jeff Kennett. 

3:40pm June 29

The champion hurdler is devastated.

 

 

3:29pm June 29

Federal MP Paul Fletcher says it costs taxpayers $750,000 a day.

3:13pm June 29

To help Jan-Maree Ball click here

 

6:19pm June 28

Listen to the highlights of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham.

6:09pm June 28

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

4:55pm June 28

Ben speaks to an outraged Pacific Islander.

 

4:27pm June 28

Ben speaks to devastated dairy farmer Jessa Fleming. 

4:24pm June 28

The opposition leader regrets his move against Kevin Rudd in 2010.

 

4:07pm June 28

The former politician is guilty of wilful misconduct.

 

 

3:49pm June 28

The inquest has uncovered a number of errors.

 

 

3:36pm June 28

Students were kicked out of a computer lab for being white.

 

 

3:26pm June 28

It comes as the Coalition releases their costings.

 

6:23pm June 27

Listen to the highlights of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham.

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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. 

5:53pm August 13

Con Dedes is walking from Wollongong to Woolwich.


He wants to raise money for Heartkids Australia and Heart Research Australia.

To donate click here.

 

5:32pm August 7

Alex D’Aleo tragically drowned when he hit his head while jumping between yachts in Croatia.

The 23 year old was on the trip of a life time with his twin brother Lucas and a group of mates.

You can help bring Alex home and lay him to rest by donating to the Alex Daleo Fund set up by his family:http://www.gofundme.com/cksyxs

11:01am July 28

Ben checks in with Channel 9 senior reporter Simon Bouda, who is currently on the Black Dog Ride around Australia, raising awareness for depression and suicide prevention.

All money raised goes to Lifeline Australia.

To support Simon go to https://blackdog-ridearoundaustralia-2014.everydayhero.com/au/simon

12:04pm June 26

 

Sailors with disabilities exists to offer opportunities to people facing disability or disadvantage.

Using sailing as a tool, SWD helps individuals develop a more optimistic outlook and enjoy personal growth and improved life outcomes.

SWD is running a raffle to raise funds for their organisation. You can win a Hanse Yacht worth $250,000!

If you'd like...

4:40pm June 13

Ben Fordham is playing AFL at the SCG before the Sydney Swans take on the GWS Giants on Saturday the 28th of June. It’s a celebrity match to raise money for Redkite.

Ben’s on the Red team captained by Adam Spencer and Craig Bolton and they aim to raise $10,000.

 

To donate go to: https://redteam.everydayhero.com/au/redkite-red

5:38pm May 30

To donate to Jason Cook and Shayne Weston’s charity walk go to:  mcgrathfoundation.gofundraise.com.au/page/offourbumdoingitformum

4:43pm May 22

Isabelle’s family want to make her bedroom as comfortable as possible, for when she begins palliative care.To help, send donations

Account name:

The Killarney District Soccer Club Inc

BSB: 012 477

Account number: 193 184 888

5:46pm May 16

Little 6 year old Isabelle has a rare form of Leukaemia. Sadly, her battle is coming to an end.

Her devastated parents are trying to make Isabelle’s last few weeks fun and carefree as possible.

They want to take their daughter on a holiday to the Gold Coast and to Sea World and Movie World.

To Support Isabelle attend the BBQ and Auction in her honor. 

Where: EDSACC Oval, Bateau Bay.

When: Sunday May 18th

Time: 10am – 4pm

Auction at 5pm

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