Alan Thomas was born in Brisbane and is one of Australia's best known Racing and Sports Commentators. He is presently employed in Queensland by Sky Channel and Sky Sports Radio, Sydney.
His career spans 40 years in radio and television, including 13 years with Channel Nine. He is acknowledged as one of the best compares, guest and motivational speakers. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in world sport along with leading politicians.
Alan's Career Highlights include:
Horse Racing - Broadcasting races nationally and internationally, including Hong Kong and South Africa. Rugby League - Called 15 State of Origin Games from 1987-1992 Boxing - Called Jeff Fenech, Kostya Tsu and Jeff Harding World Title Fights Golf - Covered International Golf Tournaments which included interviews with Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Arnold Palmer, David Graham and a host of star players. Cricket- Part of the Channel Nine Cricket Commentary Team for the 1980- 81 Sheffield Shield Final at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Whilst a Sports Reporter for Channel Nine Alan also covered Rugby Union, AFL, Soccer, Swimming and most other sports.