Grant Denyer is a man of many talents… motor-racing driver, world record holder and respected television (and now radio) host. Not just content with life in the fast lane, Grant embarked on a career in the media, securing a position at Prime TV in Wagga Wagga as a journalist. In 1999, he became a full-time news reporter for Network Ten. Thanks to his racing background and his obvious talent on camera, he was soon given the opportunity to work on the station’s V8 Supercar coverage as a pit reporter.
At the start of 2003, Grant joined Sunrise as a weather presenter. During this time, he set five official Guinness World records, tried out to be a Rugby League cheerleader, travelled in the weather wagon around Australia for an entire year, and was the first journalist to report from Innisfail’s devastated cyclone zone in 2006.
He surprised many with his dancing skills during the fourth series of Dancing with the Stars, beating world boxing champ Kostya Tszyu to become the series champion. Later in 2006, Grant went on to host the first series of It Takes Two and pursued his lifelong dream of becoming a V8 Supercar driver, earning ninth position at his first Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama.
In 2009 Grant became the host and face of Ch 7’s hit series Australia’s Got Talent, taking his popularity to an all time high. In 2010 he reprised his role as Sunrise weather presenter.
Fast-forward to late 2013 & Grant assumed two new roles, first appearing as host of Seven’s Slideshow, and later as the energetic quizmaster on Million Dollar Minute.
He joined Network 10 the following year as the host of the revived television classic Family Feud. With the show he recorded almost 1200 episodes until 2018, including a range of successful All Star Family Feud specials & won 3 Logie Awards.
On the car racing front, in late 2016 Grant’s career gained another highlight when he clinched the CAMS Australian Endurance Championship alongside motor racing partner Nathan Morcom.
2018 has been arguably Grant’s most successful year to date however, commencing with the 2Day FM breakfast team alongside Em Rusciano and Ed Kavalee, winning the Gold Logie after 3 consecutive nominations and announcing that he will be hosting the Australian version of Ellen DeGeneres’ show ‘Game of Games.’
He currently resides in country NSW with his wife Chezzi and their two children Sailor (7) and Scout (2).
Grant is an ambassador for Rural Aid and Jeans for Genes Day & was crucial in the drought relief package that the NSW Govt recently provided to farmers in late July 2018.