Q&A with TV presenter Tony Armstrong


welcome to Quick Q – Monday Media’s weekly Q&A series dedicated to learning more about the personalities who matter most in the Australian media landscape.

Every week The Sydney Morning Herald and age asks key personalities from corporate media, business, sports, federal politics, radio, television and culture to answer a series of questions about their lives, careers, hobbies time and their news habits.

This week’s conversation is with former AFL player and ABC sportscaster Tony Armstrong.

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ABC News breakfast sports anchor Tony Armstrong.Credit:Julia Kingma

How did you get your big break?
AFL legend Chris Johnson tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I wanted to make any special comments on the AFL’s Indigenous show, which is helmed by the amazing Andrew Underwood.

What are the daily habits of the news media?
I get to work, then I check all the main mastheads. It helps me to sit next to some of the best journalists who circulate every morning.

Which living person do you most admire?
Adam Goodes.

Your guilty pleasure in streaming?
Zero guilt, I watched Curb Your Enthusiasm too much.

What expression are you abusing?
Yeah, no.

What did you want to do when you were older?
Play the AFL.

What was your first job?
Played AFL for Adelaide.


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