David Speers Net Worth 2022, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary

David Speers net worth

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David Speers is an Australian journalist and host of Insiders on ABC TV. Previously he was political editor at Sky News Australia, as well as a host of PM Agenda, The Last Word and Speers Tonight.

Early life

NameDavid Speers
Net Worth$4 million
OccupationJournalist, Television host
Age47 years
MotherRobyn Cowled Speers
FatherPeter Speers
David Speers net worth

David Gordon Speers was born on September 9, 1974 (age 47 years) in Inverell, Australia. He is the son of Peter Speers and Robyn Cowled.


David Speers began his career in Geelong, Victoria in the newsroom of radio station K-Rock. Speers then worked at 2GB, 2UE and 3AW. He has been a member of the National Press Club board since 2005 and is currently a director.

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Speers joined Sky News as a political editor in 2000. During his time with Sky News, Speers hosted the channel’s flagship PM Agenda program Monday to Thursday afternoons. Additionally, he presented political updates and conducts interviews throughout the day on the 24-hour news channel.

He also previously commuted from his home in Canberra once a week to Sky News’ primary studios in Sydney to host the primetime program The Nation with David Speers before the program ended in 2015. On 28 January 2016, Speers began hosting a new weekly Sky News format Speers Tonight from Canberra.

In June 2019, David Speers was appointed as host of the ABC’s Insiders, replacing Barrie Cassidy in February 2020. Speers regularly appears on ABC News, News Breakfast and ABC Local Radio including Mornings with Virginia Trioli on ABC Radio Melbourne. Speers is also a fill-in presenter for Michael Rowland on News Breakfast.

Speers was chosen to moderate the leaders’ debate between John Howard and Kevin Rudd for the 2007 Australian federal election and again in the 2010 Australian federal election between Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott, as well as the 2013 Australian federal election between Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott.

In 2020, Speers released the book On Mutiny which covered the removal of Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister. Speers has also written regular articles for the financial website Switzer. Between 2006 and 2015, David Speers has been awarded with an ASTRA Award for “outstanding performance” by a presenter or journalist every year with the exception of 2010. The awards were discontinued after 2015.

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David Speers won a Walkley Award in December 2014 for a notable interview with Attorney-General George Brandis, in which Brandis struggled to explain what metadata was despite being the minister in charge of proposed new laws surrounding the storage and police access of metadata.

Speers won the same award at the 2015 event (which Speers also hosted) for his notable “The Fixer” interview with Christopher Pyne on PM Agenda. In 2016, Speers was named one of the 50 most powerful people in Australian television by News Corp Australia. Speers won the Subscription Television Award for Best Male Presenter at the 2017 AACTA Awards.


David Speers is married to Liz Taggart Speers with whom he has two children, born in 2010 and 2014. Speers and his partner Liz live in a private house in Melbourne. However, he plays the trumpet and demonstrated this ability while hosting the 2010 ASTRA Awards. His salary for 2022 ranges from $62,574 to $275,483, but with bonuses, benefits and various other compensation, he made significantly more than his salary in the year 2020.

David Speers net worth

How much is David Speers worth? David Speers net worth is estimated at around $4 million. His main source of income is from his career as a journalist and television host. Speers successful has career earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and influential Journalists in Australia.