Russell Woolf Bio, Wiki
Russell Woolf was an Australian media personality, best known as a presenter on ABC Radio Perth in Western Australia. He was born and raised in Perth. After completing his high school studies, he spent a year in Israel before returning to Perth to study at the University of Western Australia and Curtin University.
Russell Woolf Age
He was born in Perth, Australia, and died on October 26, 2021, in Australia. He was 56 years old at the time of his death on 26th October 2021.
Woolf was a very private person when it came to his personal details. Thus he did not disclosed any details on his family. We will be sure to update you once this information is available to us.
Russell Woolf Wife – Daughter
He is survived by his wife Kylie and the couple had a daughter together by the name Bronte, born in 2008.
Russell Woolf Career
In his mid-20s, he studied broadcasting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He worked as a presenter for 6SE Radio West in Esperance for 18 months, then spent two years at 6KG in Kalgoorlie, before joining the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1997 as its Karratha-based resources reporter, a position he held for five years. He then made his way back to Perth where he co-hosted 720’s afternoon show with Verity James. In 2005 he took over the late afternoon Drive programme, where he remained until resigning from the ABC in December 2013.
He was also the host of weather newscasts for Perth’s ABC News from 2007 to 2011. The role was removed by the ABC for budgetary reasons; subsequently, the weather was presented by the main newsreader (Karina Carvalho at the time).
Woolf was an ambassador for the Western Australian Commissioner for Children and Young People, and a patron of Inclusion WA. He was a candidate in the 2014 WA Senate by-election (together with Verity James) on a “Save Our ABC” platform.
In 2015, he announced he was moving with his family to the United States, leaving his position as host of Saturday Breakfast on 720 after his last show on 12 December 2015. He returned to ABC Radio Perth in January 2019, co-presenting the weekday Breakfast program with Nadia Mitsopoulos. In January 2021, Mitsopoulos moved to the Mornings program, leaving Woolf presenting alone.
Russell Woolf Death
Woolf died in his sleep unexpectedly in the early morning of October 26, 2021. He was 56. His death was announced on ABC Radio Perth by Woolf’s colleague, Geoff Hutchison according to ABC News.
ABC colleague, radio presenter Geoff Hutchison made the shock announcement on ABC Radio Perth this morning, describing Woolf as “our beloved friend and colleague”. “It has come as a huge shock to us,” Hutchison said.
“Russell as you know is a much-loved and much-cherished part of our ABC family and we’re going to battle to find words for a little while this morning.” “Our thoughts really are with Russell’s wife Kylie and Bronte, and we’re giving them every support we can,” Hutchison said.
Among those who paid tribute to Woolf were Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan and former ABC Radio co-host and close friend Nadia Mitsopoulos.
Russell Woolf Cause of Death
Woolf died in his sleep unexpectedly in the early morning of October 26, 2021. The cause of his death is yet to be released.
He had an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he had earned through his career as a journalist.