Tim Gilbert (journalist)

Tim Gilbert (born 29 October 1967) is an Australian journalist. He is of Irish and Lebanese descent.

Tim Gilbert
Born (1967-10-29) 29 October 1967
ResidenceSydney, New South Wales, Australia
NationalityAustralian Lebanese
OccupationJournalist, sport presenter
Years active1996−present
Spouse(s)Josie Gilbert
RelativesKieran Gilbert (brother)


Gilbert's media career began at Radio 2GN in Goulburn and 2UE.[1]

In 1996, he joined the Nine Network and since then has been a sport presenter, commentator, reporter and producer on the network. He has presented sport reports on Nine News and been a reporter on The Cricket Show and The NRL Footy Show.

Gilbert has covered a number of sporting events both in Australia and around the world including the 2012 London Olympics and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

In February 2009, Gilbert was appointed weekend sports presenter on Weekend Today.[2]

Gilbert has also been a fill-in host on Friday Night NRL if Cameron Williams is away.

In September 2014, Gilbert was announced as Ben Fordham's replacement on Today.[3] He commenced his new role in November.

In January 2019, Tim announced that his last day with the Today show is 12 January 2019 after working with Nine Network for 22 years. Tony Jones would replace Gilbert as sport presenter on Today.[4]

Personal life

Gilbert is married with children.

His brother is Sky News Australia presenter Kieran Gilbert.


  1. "Tim Gilbert". Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  2. "Tim Gilbert". jump-in.com. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  3. "Ben Fordham's Today replacement announced". Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  4. "'TODAY': Tim Gilbert confirms departure". Celebrity. 8 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
Preceded by
Ben Fordham
Sport presenter

November 2014 - December 2018
Succeeded by
Tony Jones
Preceded by
Weekend Today
Sport presenter

February 2009 - October 2014
Succeeded by
Cameron Williams
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