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also known as Stephen William Vizard

businessman , comedian , Lawyer , Producer , writer

Stephen William Vizard is a Gold Logie award winning Australian media personality, lawyer, comedian, businessman, producer, broadcaster and and writer. Most recently he has been a regular a panelist on Network Ten's The Project and a radio broadcaster on Austereo, the Macquarie Network and Melbourne's 3AW.

Background

Ethnicity: The son of Godfrey Lancelot Pitt Vizard and June Purtell.His father, Godfrey, had been a Patrol Officer in Papua New Guinea in the early 1950s and had been involved in exploring and mapping the uncharted Gulf region around Kerema, including making first contact with native Kukukuku.

Education

He grew up in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn and was educated at Carey Baptist Grammar School.After finishing high school in 1973, Vizard won a scholarship to study law and arts at the University of Melbourne.

Vizard studied Law and Philosophy at the University of Melbourne.

Career

From 1981 to 1986, he practised law as a partner in a Melbourne City law firm and until 1988 worked as an international commercial negotiator for multinational RTZ (Rio Tinto Zinc), mainly in Britain and Germany.

In 1989 Vizard established the independent production company Artist Services with his fellow writer and producer, Andrew Knight. From 1989 to 2002 when Vizard retired as Chairman, Artist Services grew to one of the three largest production companies in Australia. He has written for and produced various Logie and AFI award winning television show - from Fast Forward to Kangaroo Palace. He has hosted his own 5 night a week national Tonight Show, Tonight Live With Steve Vizard for which he was three times nominated for and won a Gold Logie in 1991.