Twelve months of the year, Sarah Jones is front and centre at Australia’s biggest sporting events. Hosting much of the match day coverage for Fox Footy and Fox Cricket, Jones is where the action is at all times and the conduit between the viewer and those in the heat of battle
Her journey has taken her from sports-loving young girl growing up in a big family in Echuca on the Victorian-NSW border to the hallowed turf of many of Australia’s iconic grounds.
In winter, Jones combines bringing together Fox Footy’s team of experts with her insightful and concise interviews with players and coaches at ground level as matches unfold. The granddaughter of late Essendon legend Jack Jones, Sarah’s long association on Channel 504 has included work on a vast range of programs including White Line Fever, Saturday Central and On The Mark.
Jones has been a significant part of Fox’s extensive coverage of the formative years of the AFLW. Her talents have also been a feature of footy’s biggest nights as host of the All-Australian awards and AFLPA MVP live broadcasts.
Having worked on the early years of the Big Bash amongst Fox’s coverage of the nation’s premier summer sport, Sarah has been a crucial aspect of Fox Cricket’s launch over the past two seasons covering everything domestic and international. Her role with Fox Cricket included hosting duties as part of the network’s broadcast of the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup in early 2020.
Sarah’s 20-year plus career began while still studying. Originally with Seven, she worked on the Sydney Olympics and Sportsworld, before joining Fox Sports, starting across both Fox Footy in its first incarnation and Fox Sports News. Aside from the traditional Australian sports, Jones has been a part of Foxtel’s coverage of major global events including the Vancouver Winter Olympics, Delhi Commonwealth Games and 2012 London Olympics.
Married with two daughters and living in bayside Melbourne, the avid reader ‘s love of footy took on new significance in early 2020, hosting daily program Fox Footy Live, helping fans maintain a link to the game during the COVID-19 suspension period.