George Negus Bio, Age, Kids, Married, Net, Health, 60 Minutes

George Negus Bio, Age, Kids, Married, Net, Health, 60 Minutes

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Biography of George Negus

George Negus AM is an Australian journalist, author, television and radio host and international affairs expert. He was a pioneer in Australian television journalism, first on ABC’s pioneering program This Day Tonight and later on Sixty Minutes.

How old is George Negus? – Age

He is 81 years old on March 13, 2023. He was born in 1942 in Brisbane, Australia. His real name is George Edward Negus.

Education of George Negus

Negus attended Inala State High School and Indooroopilly State High School, both located in the Brisbane suburb of Indooroopilly. He attended the University of Queensland and majored in arts and media.

Does George Negus have children? – Who is George Negs married to?

He is married to Kirsty Cockburn. His children were raised on a farm near Bellingen on the NSW north coast, where he lived for 15 years with his wife, journalist Kirsty Cockburn, who worked on many Negus projects. Serge Cockburn, Negus’ son, played Mikey Dundee with Paul Hogan in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001). Negus is a strong supporter of association football and a former board member of Soccer Australia (as it was then known).

Net worth of George Negus

He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

George Negus Health

Negus lived in Bellingen before being admitted to a Sydney nursing home at the end of 2021 due to dementia. Negus explains phantomia, which he experienced as a result of brain damage sustained in a skateboarding accident. It happens to those who have lost their sense of smell. People with ghosting imagine strange, unusual, unpleasant, or even ecstatic smells. It is a rare disease that can develop as a result of brain trauma, stroke, seizures, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions.

George Negus 60 Minutes

From 1979 to 1986, he was a founding correspondent for the Australian program 60 Minutes, then co-hosted Today Australia until 1990.

Photo by George Negus
Photo by George Negus

George Negus Career

Negus rose to prominence as a reporter for This Day Tonight, a pioneering ABC current affairs program that aired from 1967 through the late 1960s and early 1970s. Negus was the show’s first host foreign-themed newsreel from ABC Foreign Correspondent from 1992 to 1999. He then took a professional sabbatical in Italy for 15 months, during which time he wrote a book called ‘The World of Italy – Football, Food , and Politics”, published in 2001.

In 2002, Negus returned to ABC to host a pre-election panel and audience discussion program called “Australia Talks”, before hosting George Negu Tonight for three years, addressing “trends and issues with a team of reporters and growers across Australia”. The show was canceled in November 2004 due to changes in the broadcaster’s regional funding.

Negus then presented Dateline on the SBS network in 2005. In this capacity, he established himself as one of Australia’s most renowned journalists. He began anchoring 6.30 with George Negu on Network Ten in 2011 after becoming a regular on Ten’s evening news programme, The 7PM Project, produced by Roving Enterprises.

Books by George Negus

Negus wrote several novels, including one about his time in Italy, and in the early 1990s he co-wrote a six-part series of children’s books with his wife, Kirsty Cockburn. The World from DownUnder – A Conversation with Recent History, published by HarperCollins Australia, is his most recent book. His 2004 bestseller, The World from Islam, is an exploration of the Islamic world as seen through Negus’ travels in the Middle East. In The World of Islam, Negus defends Islam against extremist allegations by citing the diversity of Islam.