Bruce McAvaney Cancer, Health, Illness, Family

By Anmol Basnyat | Published On: 03 Jun, 2018
Bruce McAvaney Cancer, Health, Illness, Family

Quick Information

Date of Birth June 22, 1953 Age 67 Years 11 Month(s)
Nationality Australian Profession Broadcaster
Marital Status Single Wife/Spouse Anne Johnson
Divorced once Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth Not Disclosed Ethnicity White
Children/Kids Sam McAvaney (Son), Alexandra McAvaney (Daughter) Parents Roy (Father), Betty (Mother)

Australian Sports Broadcaster, Bruce McAvaney is famous for his commentary work for Seven Network. The News correspondence is further recognized for commentating the AFL matches. The recipient of Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), Bruce has covered all the Summer Olympic Games from Moscow 1980 until Rio 2016. 

How Much Is Bruce McAvaney’s Net Worth?

Bruce McAvaney makes his net worth as a news reporter. He has made good fortunes and bolstered his career working for the Seven News in Adelaide. He helmed the role of chief sports presenter from 1981 for two consecutive years.

According to, the journalists in Australia earns an average salary of around $57496. As Bruce is one of the iconic sports commentators, he accumulates the fortune somewhere around the estimated salary. Likewise, Bruce's association with Seven Network has been for the longest. Because of his working experience as the news head, his paycheck is on a bankroll.

Bruce McAvaney at Betty Cuthbert at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on 16 August 2017 (Photo:

Bruce also worked for Ten Melbourne when he shifted to Melbourne in late 1983. He gained the significant portion of earnings covering different sports news that include Los Angeles Olympic held in 1984.

Bruce's Illness And Positivity Towards Life

Bruce McAvaney is a Cancer patient. He has been battling with a chronic disease, Leukemia in 2015 but opened up about it in March 2017. His health got deteriorated after having an abnormal blood test back in 2015. The newscaster’s illness is said to be Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) from a blood and bone marrow disease that usually gets severer in time.

Bruce interviewed for on March 2017 and appreciated people and their support for his ailment. Bruce is positive about the repercussions about treatment and is gradually recovering from the illness.

Despite having some problems in his immune system, Bruce returned at the Seven 2017’S Australian Football League and is planning to work with the channel until the Tokyo Olympic in 2020.

Bruce has got immense support from his second wife, Anne Johnson. She is also a news reporter who travels in every sports event that her husband is part of.

Bruce McAvaney's Secluded Married Life

Bruce was previously married to a woman named Merry in 1983. The relationship couldn't last more than eight years. They got separated in 1991. Two years later, Bruce found his soulmate with whom he is cherishing his married life.

The reporter met his current wife Anne during the making of television program Seasons in 1993. The couple fell in love and eventually got married. The pair has two children, Sam, age 23, and Alexandra, age 21.

The Seven Network correspondence was also rumored to be gay because of his unique style. However, during his interview for the Sunday Herald Sun in 2009, Bruce talked about his sexuality and said that he is straight. Furthermore, he said that he is least bothered about people's opinions about him.

Short Bio

Bruce McAvaney, 64, was born on 22 June 1953, as per wiki. The Adelaide native attended Woodville High School in his hometown. His parents’ names are Roy McAvaney and Betty McAvaney. His father Roy was an account, but he has kept the details of his other family members inside a closed box. Bruce’s birth sign is Cancer.