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Stephen is an award-winning radio broadcaster and commentator. He graduated from The Australian Film Television and Radio School at the end of 2010 but has achieved a lot in a short time. Prior to making the jump to a media career, he had a successful career as an auctioneer and construction administrator while dabbling in community radio.

He began his broadcasting career in December of 2010 at 2HC in Coffs Harbour where he produced and presented the afternoon show “Coffs Coasting” each weekday from midday to 3pm each day. During his first year on-air, Stephen was named Best Newcomer On-Air at the 2011 Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs).

Stephen was approached by Grant Broadcasters to move to the Hunter Valley to take up a role as news and current affairs director at Radio Hunter Valley and to produce and present 2NM’s morning show “Hunter Valley Today”. Shortly after his arrival, he was again named as a finalist at the ACRAs for Best Talk Presenter.

In 2013 Stephen was once again an ACRA finalist in three separate categories, walking away with the award for Best Talk Presenter, an award that recognises his passion for talk radio and presenting a quality radio program for the people of the Hunter Valley that not only covers local issues and events but also explores national and state-based issues of relevance to the people of the Hunter. 2014 once again saw Stephen named as a finalist in three categories at the ACRAs, going back to back with his second win as Best Talk Presenter.

Stephen is also a passionate supporter of the Australian country music industry which has been an invaluable asset to 2NM’s live broadcasts from CMC Rocks The Hunter and the Tamworth Country Music Festival. His friendships with many of Australia’s top country artists have allowed him to bring listeners an insight rarely heard elsewhere. He also often seeks out young, up-and-coming talent giving them a platform to launch their careers.