Jonathan Coleman is credited as one of Australia’s most successful exports to the UK and it’s great he is back in Australia. You can see him on Network Ten each weekday having fun with celebrity guests and brands on Studio 10 and listen to his radio show on Talking Lifestyle as well be entertained by his Generation Gap podcasts.
Since returning to Australia Jono has slotted straight back into mainstream media. He hosted drive time across Australia on the Classic Hits network (ARN) and regional stations from 2007 to 2011. The show was initially known as The Jonathan Coleman Experience which he co-hosted with RockWizpresenter, Julia Zemiro. In 2009, he reunited with Ian Rogerson (AKA Dano) and presented The Jono & Dano Show which grew to becoming the number 2 drive show on FM radio in Sydney and Melbourne.
Jono also became a regular reporter and movie reviewer for Channel Seven’s morning news program Sunrise for which he had previously appeared presenting entertainment news from London. He also presented entertainment news for Mornings with Kerri-Anne on the Nine Network. His TV credits form a long list; from hosting on VH1 & MTV, to roles in Neighbours and The Bill, hosting on Kids’ TV as a reporter for the iconic Simon Townsend’s Wonder World, appearing with Kylie in the documentary Spinning Around, participating in UK Biggest Loser and winning Celebrity Fit Club.
Jono’s radio credits are extensive and include; 6 years hosting breakfast on Virgin nationally in the UK with Russ Williams, The Russ and Jono Breakfast experience, winning NTL national commercial broadcaster of the year. He also hosted Jono and the Morning Crew on Breakfast for Heart 106.2FM (Chrysalis Broadcasting) with co-hosts including Erika North, Harriet Scott, Emma Forbes to more than 2.5 million listeners per week, and LBC’s weekend show on 97.3 and breakfast on London’s BBC radio 94.9FM.
Jono was embraced by Australian listeners with the award winning Australian 70s and 80s music radio program “My Generation” from 2004 to 2010, broadcast on Australian Radio Network stations Gold 104 (Melbourne), WS-FM (Sydney), 4KQ (Brisbane), Mix 102.3 FM (Adelaide), Mix 106.3 FM (Canberra), and more than 100 other radio stations throughout Australia.
On UK television, he appeared regularly on the UK breakfast shows GMTV and Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan, previewing new music releases through Jono’s Jukebox. He also appeared regularly for many international television hosting in the UK and Europe for MTV and VH1 with Kate Thornton. Jono also provided regular live crosses for a range of programs from the United Kingdom for Australian television.
As a writer Jono has written for Punch Magazine under the title Coleman’s Bowls, the national newspaper The Daily Star, OK Magazine and The Evening Standard. And he has been the voice for many commercials and narrations internationally including brands such as Tooheys, Fosters, Qantas, the Australian Tourism Commission (in which he was featured in the TV and Cinema campaign with Delta Goodram, Michael Parkinson and Richie Benaud), and BBC TV as well as in-flight programs for Qantas, Air New Zealand and Britannia.
Jono narrated animated TV show The Koala Bros for BBC, ABC, Disney and Nickelodeon.