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 the 2014 Australian Commercial Radio Awards in Melbourne 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 Fred.

6:47pm May 27

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

6:26pm May 27

Ben Fordham is joined by 4BC's Ben Davis

5:48pm May 27

Listen to the highlights of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham here.

4:50pm May 27

Christopher Pyne and Anthony Albanese join Ben Fordham.

4:39pm May 27

Ben speaks to someone in the industry

3:58pm May 27

Ben speaks to David Shoebridge

3:36pm May 27

Ben speaks to the CEO of the Mint

6:27pm May 26

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

5:50pm May 26

Ben Fordham gets the Big Marn to answer the burning questions.

5:43pm May 26

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5:24pm May 26

Listen to the highlights of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham here.

5:16pm May 26

Ben speaks to the Opposition leader

4:52pm May 26

Ben Fordham talks to Jason Morrison for his regular Tuesday segment

4:39pm May 26

Ben gets an expert opinion on the proposal

4:04pm May 26

Ben comments on our surfing PM

3:52pm May 26

Ben speaks to former treasurer Michael Costa

3:39pm May 26

Ben has some advice for those travelling to Syria

2:56pm May 26

Ben talks to person behind the campaign.

To sign petition click here.

7:18pm May 25

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

6:54pm May 25

Listen to the highlights of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham here.

6:47pm May 27

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

6:26pm May 27

Ben Fordham is joined by 4BC's Ben Davis

5:48pm May 27

Listen to the highlights of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham here.

4:50pm May 27

Christopher Pyne and Anthony Albanese join Ben Fordham.

4:39pm May 27

Ben speaks to someone in the industry

3:58pm May 27

Ben speaks to David Shoebridge

3:36pm May 27

Ben speaks to the CEO of the Mint

6:27pm May 26

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

5:50pm May 26

Ben Fordham gets the Big Marn to answer the burning questions.

5:24pm May 26

Listen to the highlights of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham here.

5:16pm May 26

Ben speaks to the Opposition leader

4:52pm May 26

Ben Fordham talks to Jason Morrison for his regular Tuesday segment

4:39pm May 26

Ben gets an expert opinion on the proposal

4:04pm May 26

Ben comments on our surfing PM

3:52pm May 26

Ben speaks to former treasurer Michael Costa

3:39pm May 26

Ben has some advice for those travelling to Syria

2:56pm May 26

Ben talks to person behind the campaign.

To sign petition click here.

7:18pm May 25

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

6:54pm May 25

Listen to the highlights of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham here.

6:31pm May 25

Man accused of cheating syndicate out of jackpot.

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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

4:50pm May 15

Chase Hinton has Phelan McDermid Syndrome, it’s a rare genetic disorder and only 1000 people worldwide have the condition.

There is no known cure for the disease and there is very little known about it.

That’s why Chase and his family are trying to raise money to fund a trip to Orlando. The Phelan McDermid Syndrome Foundation are holding a conference which helps families learn how they can live with the condition.

To donate go to: https://www.facebook.com/getchasetoorlando

Or email Christie:...

4:35pm March 28

Constable Cheryle Leung of Mt Druitt LAC is having her long hair shaved off in support of her friend and colleague, Constable Matthew Montesin. Mathew has been tragically diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.

To support Cheryle and Mathew, come along to Mt Druitt Westfield on Saturday 29th of March at 10am.

Join in the fun and make a gold coin donation to show your support. 

Link for Donations is:https://montesinfamilyappeal.gofundraise.com.au/cms/ebayauction

The Facebook Page is...

2:34pm March 14

The Moshono Foundation Orphanage Fundraiser Movie Night

Thursday March 27 6:30pm at Cronulla Cinemas.

Tickets are $25 each with all proceeds going to the Moshono Foundation.

Tickets can't be purchased on the night so please email Michelle at: michelleconlon2@gmail.com

And transfer money to:


Michelle L Bevan
Westpac BSB- 732052
Account- 610947
Please Make Sure You Put Down Your Surname In The Description So We Know Who The Money Has Come From And How Many Tickets

Eg: Smith x 4 tix...

6:00pm August 20

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

All money raised goes to Lifeline Australia and Mental Health First Aid.

To support Simon go to https://redcentre2013.everydayhero.com/au/simon-4

2:18pm August 14

‘The Power of Positive Intention’ is a fundraising lunch on Friday the 20th September at Sutherland United Services Club.

The event it raising funds for ‘Enough is Enough’ Youth Programs, which helps youth at risk in New South Wales.

Tickets are $100 each. To book a ticket please call 9542 4029 or email team@enoughisenough.org.au

Guests include

  • Ben Fordham
  • Ray Martin from 60 minutes
  • Nick Kaldas, NSW deputy Police Commissioner
  • Kristina Keneally, former NSW Premier &...
9:09am June 28

Team Bandaged Bear participates in the City2Surf in support of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Bear Cottage.

2013 will mark the eighth consecutive year that Team Bandaged Bear has participated in the City2Surf.

Across seven years, Team Bandaged Bear has raised more than $600,000 thanks to over 2000 dedicated team members.

This money has helped develop services for sick children and their families, and fund new cutting-edge technology.

It has also funded almost 200 staff positions in the front-line of patient care and research activities. 

In 2013...