Ellen Fanning (ABC) Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Education, Career, Net Worth

Ellen Fanning Biography

Ellen Mary Fanning is an Australian journalist. Currently, she is the host of the news and current affairs program The Drum on ABC TV and ABC News Channel. Previously, she was the Nine Network’s Sunday television program host.

Ellen Fanning Age|Birthday

Fanning was born on September 8, 1967. Therefore, she is 54 years old as of 2022 and celebrates her birthday on 8th September every year.

Ellen Fanning Height|Weight

The journalist appears to be quite tall in stature in her photos. However, details about Fanning’s height and other body measurements are currently unavailable.

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Ellen Fanning Family

Fanning was born and raised in Brisbane, Australia to her parents. Her father’s name is Tuck. Unfortunately, her father contracted polio and lived a brief life as an accountant and a champion game fisherman but later died at the age of 33. However, details about her Irish-Australian mother’s name are currently unavailable to the public. We will update you on this as soon as the details are out. Moreover, she has one sibling, a younger sister.

Ellen Fanning Husband

Fanning is happily married to her husband and the couple is blessed with two sons.

Ellen Fanning Career

After graduating with a communications degree from the Queensland University of Technology, Fanning started a career in commercial radio in 1988. Later, she joined the ABC presenting the ABC Radio National national current affairs program PM for two years, AM and occasionally The 7.30 Report on ABC TV.

Moreover, she was appointed one of the North America correspondents for the ABC network in 1997 based in Washington, D.C. after a stint producing the ABC’s Lateline.

She moved to the Nine Network, working first as a reporter with 60 Minutes, then as a reporter for A Current Affair in 2000. This was before becoming a substitute presenter for A Current Affair and Today. In addition, she became the presenter of Nightline in 2005 replacing Helen Kapalos.

Furthermore, she wrote and directed Fine Line for SBS TV, a six-part documentary series in 2002. The series dealt with journalism ethical questions.

She became co-host in 2006 of Sunday with Ross Greenwood, who was replaced by Ray Martin in 2007. However, in 2008, Martin left the Nine Network leaving her as the sole host of the program. Moreover, she hosted the 20-episode series The Observer Effect on SBS TV in 2013. She became the presenter of ABC Classic’s Classic Breakfast from September 2014 replacing Emma Ayres.

Furthermore, she returned to ABC TV to become the host of The Drum in 2017. She shares the role with Julia Baird.

Social media

Fanning has an Instagram handle under the username ellenfanning with 177 followers. Moreover, she is on Twitter under @ellenmfanning.

Ellen Fanning Net Worth

Fanning has an estimated salary of $100,000 annually. Moreover, her net worth ranges between $1 million – $5 million.