Sarah Ferguson Journalist Net Worth 2022, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Parents

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Sarah Ferguson is an Australian journalist, reporter and television presenter. She is currently working in Washington with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). From July 2022, Ferguson will host ABC’s flagship current affairs program at 7.30.

Early life

NameSarah Ferguson (Journalist)
Net Worth$3 million
Age56 years
Sarah Ferguson (Journalist) net worth 2022

Sarah Ferguson was born on December 31, 1965 (age 56 years) in Lagos, Nigeria. Her British-born parents lived there before moving to Britain as the Biafran war broke out. Her Scottish father Iain, a trainee pilot turned businessman worked for Dunlop. Iain and her mother Marjorie eloped to his native Scotland to marry despite family disapproval.

Ferguson attended New Hall, a Catholic-run private girls school in Boreham, Essex. She later studied English literature at King’s College, London. In her early teens, she began a correspondence with the poet Philip Larkin. In a teenage essay she said when she grew up, she wanted to be “a commando and a librarian in the British House of Commons”.


Sarah Ferguson’s career began in newspapers in the United Kingdom, writing arts reviews for The Independent. Later she moved to Paris and worked as a researcher and production assistant on arts programs for French and British broadcasters. In 1992, Australian journalist and the ABC’s London correspondent, Tony Jones, hired Ferguson to help him on a story about French politics. Ferguson and Jones married a year later. In 2017, the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters was conferred on Ferguson by the University of Sydney for excellence in journalism.

Ferguson worked as a reporter for Dateline and Insight in 2000. In 2004 she joined the Sunday program on Channel Nine and in 2008 joined Four Corners, the ABC’s flagship current affairs program. Her first story was an investigation into political fundraising. She was nominated for a record four Walkley Awards in 2007.

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In 2011, Ferguson reported on the live cattle export trade in Australian cattle to Indonesia. The episode, “A Bloody Business”, won the Gold Walkley Award and led to suspension of the trade. Ferguson won the Logie for Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. She also won the George Muster Award and the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards for her reporting on people smuggling and the toxic culture within the rugby league.

In 2014, Ferguson hosted 7.30 and her interviews with the Australian treasurer Joe Hockey were nominated for a Walkley for journalistic excellence. They would later be described as “aggressive” and “the tone of the questioning could have been interpreted by some viewers to be a potential breach of the ABC’s impartiality guidelines”.

Sarah Ferguson caused controversy at the Walkley Awards when she publicly railed against job cuts at the ABC in 2014. Ferguson presented two major series for the ABC in 2015. She wrote and presented The Killing Season, a documentary series on the Rudd / Gillard years, analyzing the events of the Labor governments of 2007 to 2013. Ferguson interviewed Australian Labor Party decision-makers and strategists who had engaged in internal conflict that brought down a government which had successfully countered the post-2008 global financial crisis. The series won the AACTA award for a documentary in 2015.

Ferguson replaced Kerry O’Brien as host of Four Corners in November 2015. In 2017, as Ferguson was getting off a plane, she was told that her mother Marjorie had died suddenly in England. Later she became aware that hospital negligence had led to her mother’s death. She wrote about the experience in her book On Mother.

In May 2017, Ferguson presented “The Siege”, a two-part special investigating the siege at the Lindt Cafe in Martin Place, Sydney. Ferguson interviewed the families of Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson and the surviving hostages and examined how authorities had failed to comprehend the risk posed by hostage taker Man Haron Monis.

In June 2018, Ferguson presented and produced “Trump/Russia”, a Four Corners three-part series on President Donald Trump and his connections to Russia. The series was filmed over several months in the United States, the United Kingdom and Russia. In November 2018, Ferguson reported and presented “Bitter End” about conflict within the ABC which led to the resignations of its managing director Michelle Guthrie and chair Justin Milne within one week.

Ferguson has collaborated with producer Nial Fulton on two documentary series for ABC. In 2016 she presented Hitting Home on domestic violence in Australia. The series won Best Documentary at the 2016 AACTA Awards and the Walkley Documentary Award. In 2018, Ferguson started working on Revelation, a three-part documentary series for the ABC about the Catholic Church sexual abuse cases in Australia. Revelation aired on ABC on 17 March, 31 March and 2 April 2020. Ferguson interviewed convicted Catholic priest Father Vincent Ryan and Bernard McGrath, a former religious brother from the Order of St John of God.

Her interview with Ryan was the first time anywhere in the world a still serving Catholic priest publicly discussed their sexual abuse of children. In “Goliath”, the third episode of Revelation, Ferguson interviewed two men, identified as Bernie and Peter Clarke, who accused Australian cardinal George Pell of sexually abusing them as boys when he was a priest in the Diocese of Ballarat and investigated their accusations. The alleged sexual abuse occurred when Pell spent time at the Catholic orphanage where the men resided in the 1970s.

Following Pell’s acquittal and subsequent release from Barwon Prison, the producers temporarily removed the third episode of the series to include these developments before restoring the episode to the ABC iView platform. The ABC also released a statement which stood by the program’s content, stating “The ABC has – and will continue to – report accurately and without fear or favour on stories that are in the public interest, including this one.” On 13 April 2020, police began an investigation of the sex abuse allegations discussed in Revelation.

Sarah Ferguson stepped down as presenter of Four Corners and accepted the role of China bureau chief for the ABC following the revelation. After a year of political turmoil in the region, with journalists forced to leave China, her visa did not eventuate. In 2020, the ABC announced Ferguson would take up a short term role as a “special reporter” in Washington in early 2021. In August 2021, Ferguson’s two-part report “Fox and the Big Lie” screened on Four Corners. It investigated how the Rupert Murdoch-owned American cable network Fox News allegedly became a propaganda vehicle for Donald Trump and helped destabilise America.

Ferguson interviewed major Fox identities, including Gretchen Carlson and former Fox political editor Chris Stirewalt. Prior to broadcast, Fox News sent a legal threat to ABC, stating that the broadcaster had “violated” its own standards by “exhibiting bias”. The Murdoch-owned newspaper The Australian published 45 articles in two days attacking the program, accusing the ABC of doing a “full frontal hit-job on Rupert Murdoch, NewsCorp and the US Fox News Channel”. Episode 1 was watched by 586,000 viewers.

News Corp denied there had been a coordinated campaign against the program. The ABC said the News Corp response was expected and that “the striking uniformity of the attacks from News Corp journalists, commentators and outlets … has only further served to highlight the importance of having a range of independent voices in the Australian media. News Corp not liking a story does not mean the story is biased or inaccurate”.

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Sarah Ferguson responded to the threat of legal action by Fox News, stating that “We’re not in fear of anything … there are fewer more important stories to look at in America right now.” In the second episode of Fox and the Big Lie, Ferguson’s interview with the former federal prosecutor and Trump lawyer Sidney Powell generated international headlines as Powell struggled to answer questions about her claims Smartmatic and Dominion were involved in rigging the 2020 Presidential Election. Ferguson asked Powell what fact-checking she had done to find out what Smartmatic’s actual involvement in the election was. Powell responded that she was confused as to why Ferguson was interviewing her.

Ferguson explained it was because Powell had made a series of very strong allegations against Smartmatic and Dominion, containing ‘many errors of fact.’ Ferguson then said ‘You said Smartmatic owns Dominion. How do you justify such a basic factual error?’ Powell walked out of the interview, only to reluctantly co me back and continue to stick to her baseless claims. After Powell said the election fraud had been planned for at least three years, Ferguson asked her: Do you ever hear yourself and think it sounds ridiculous? Powell replied: No. I know myself very well. I’ve been me a long time.


Sarah Ferguson is married to Tony Jones, they had their wedding in 1993. Her husband is a news political journalist, radio and television presenter and writer. He was also a fellow ABC journalist. Ferguson first met her husband in Paris and engaged Ferguson as a researcher while he was the ABC’s UK correspondent. They married in 1993 and have two children. Jones has another child from a previous relationship.

Sarah Ferguson (journalist) net worth

How much is Sarah Ferguson worth? Sarah Ferguson net worth is estimated at around $3 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a journalist, reporter and television presenter. Ferguson successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. She is one of the richest and influential journalists in Australia. However, in April 2022, the ABC announced Ferguson would return to Australia to succeed Leigh Sales as the host of ABC TV’s current affairs program 7.30 from July 2022.