Antony Funnell Biography

Updated On Jun 28, 2019 Published On Jun 28, 2019
Facts of Antony Funnell
Birth Nation: Australia
Name Antony Funnell
Nationality Australian
Birth Place/City Brisbane, Australia
Ethnicity White
Profession Author, Journalist
Hair Color Dark Brown
Face Color Fair
Famous for The Future and #relatednonsense
Married No
Married to N/A
Children No
Books The Future and #relatednonsense, Future and Related Nonsense
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Antony Funnell is an Australian author and broadcaster. He is widely known for his book named The Future and Related Nonsense which was published by the Harpers Bazaar. He has also won the prestigious Walkley award. 

Early and Personal Life of Antony Funnell

Antony J. Funnell was born in Brisbane, Australia. When he was twelve, the author wanted to become a plastic surgeon or a comedian. It was only later that he discovered his passion for journalism.

Antony CAPTION: Antony Funnell SOURCE: goodreads

His curiosity towards people and technology led him to fourish his interest in world affairs and journalism.

Personal Life: Is Antony Married?

The Australian broadcaster is not married, as of 2019. He has not publicly confessed to any records of previous marriage or wife.

Love Affairs & Girlfriends

When it comes to romantic relationships, Antony has been pretty anonymous. By far, no reports of his romantic relationship or girlfriends have been identified. 

Well, as of 2019, it is safe to say the Australian broadcaster is single and not dating anyone.

Antony Funnell's Career

Antony Funnell worked for CARE, an international humanitarian aid agency, for three years in the 1990s. Later, he got promoted to the director for external relations in the Australian branch of the organization. 

Antony then joined the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) network and became the senior producer for ABC TV's nightly satellite news service into the Asia Pacific region.

Funnell then became the host of ABC's Radio National Media Report.

In 2009, he became the presenter of Radio National's Future Tense and continues to do so as of 2019. Along with that, he is also the presenter of Radio National's monthly education podcast EdPod.

Antony in the two decades has also worked for many leading Australian programs such as AM, PM, the 7.30 Report, Background Briefing, and Radio National Breakfast. 

He has also traveled to the Russian border in Outer Mongolia and visited the Ali Curung community in the Northern Territory for ABC.

As a producer, Antony Funnell won a Walkley in 2006 for his documentary The Financial Abuse of the Elderly. Before winning in 2006, he was one of the finalists for the Walkley award in 2003. The Walkleys is an Australian equivalent of the Pulitzer award.

Antony won the 2006 Walkley Award

Antony Funnell won a Walkley for his documentary The Financial Abuse of the Elderly in 2006.

Antony CAPTION: Antony Funnell giving speech. SOURCE: ABC News

In the same year, as the Walkley finalists, he won the United Nations’ Media Peace Prize for a program of thirty minutes on Aboriginal customary law. He won the same award for the issues relating to the then political crisis in Zimbabwe in 2007.

Funnell's other awards include the New York Festival's Silver World Medal, an NSW Bar Association Media Award for coverage of legal issues and a Worldfest Flagstaff International Film Festival Award (USA) for a Television production.

Likewise, in 2012, he releases another book titled The Future and #relatednonsense. The book was published by Harpers Bazaar.

Antony Funnell's Net Worth

Antony is one of the top journalists in Australia. Over the years, he has pocketed many prestigious awards including the Walkley in 2006. The prize money for the Walkley is USD $3501.75 as of 2019.

Funnell's United Nations’ Media Peace Prize also increased his worth quite significantly. His book  The Future and #relatednonsense also piled on his wealth. A single unit of his book is worth USD $14.65 in paperback and USD $9.11 in the Kindle version.

Antony CAPTION: Antony Funnell as the keynote speaker for Sydney University. SOURCE: youtube

Antony is one of the top producers and journalists of ABC Network in Australia. According to sources, top producers in Australian Broadcasting Corporation earns more than USD $55000 a year. 

Facts: Age, Nationality, and Ethnicity

  • Although Antony's exact age is not known, he is well over his 40s.
  • He is of Australian nationality.
  • His ethnicity is white

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Antony Funnell facts on timeline

Became finalist for the Walkley Award

2003

Antony Funnel was amongst the finalists for the esteemed Walkley award. The Walkleys is an Australian equivalent of the Pulitzer award.

Won the United Nations’ Media Peace Prize

2003

Funnell won the United Nations’ Media Peace Prize for a program of thirty minutes on Aboriginal customary law on the year as being the Walkley finalists.

Won the Walkley Award

2006

As a producer, Antony Funnell won a Walkley in 2006 for his documentary The Financial Abuse of the Elderly.

Won the United Nations’ Media Peace Prize

2007

Antony won United Nations’ Media Peace Prize award for the program relating to issues relating to the then political crisis in Zimbabwe.

Joiined as the presenter of Radio National's Future Tense

2009

He became the presenter of Radio National's Future Tense which won him many awards. He is still on the job, as of 2019. 

Published his book, 'The Future and #relatednonsense'

2012

 The Australian producer released a book titled, The Future and #relatednonsense. It was published by Harpers Bazaar.