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Alan Jones
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Jones in 2011
Birth name Alan Belford Jones
Date of birth 13 April 1941 (1941-04-13) (age 80)
Place of birth Oakey, Queensland, Australia
School Toowoomba Grammar School
University Kelvin Grove Teachers College
University of Queensland BA
University of Oxford (non-degree course)
Occupation(s) Radio presenter
Rugby league career
Teams coached
Years Team
1991–93 Balmain Tigers
Rugby union career
Teams coached
Years Team
1983 Manly Marlins
1984–87 Australia
2017 Barbarians
Official website
Alan Jones at 2GB

Alan Belford Jones AO (born 13 April 1941) is an Australian right-wing commentator and former radio broadcaster. He is a former coach of the Australia national rugby union team and rugby league coach and administrator. He has worked as a school teacher, a speech writer in the office of the Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, and in musical theatre. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, and completed a one-year teaching diploma at Worcester College, Oxford. He has received civil and industry awards.

Jones hosted a popular Sydney breakfast radio program, on radio station 2GB from 2002 until 2020. Jones advocates conservative views, and the popularity of his radio program has made him a highly paid and influential media personality in Australia. Despite his success, he remains a controversial figure. His on-air conduct has received adverse findings from Australia's media regulators, and he has frequently been sued for defamation. In May 2020, Jones announced his retirement from his role at 2GB.

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