Steve Liebmann

Steve Liebmann
Born (1944-05-04) 4 May 1944 (age 77)
Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation (Retired)
  • Journalist
  • correspondent
  • television host
  • radio presenter
Years active 1962−2010
Notable credit(s)
Di Liebmann
( m. 1969)

Steve Liebmann (born 4 May 1944) is an Australian retired television anchor, journalist and radio broadcaster.

Liebmann is best known for co-hosting Today on the Nine Network between 1982 and 1986, and again from 1990 to 2005.


Born in Cooma, New South Wales, he attended Monaro High School. He became a journalist in Cooma on Radio 2XL while still in high school. He hosted "Teen Scene" from 5:30 pm to 6:00pm on week days, playing the latest records. His sign-off at the end of the show was "Yip yip yehodie, you're a little beauty". He moved to Canberra in 1962 and worked at 2CA, before moving to Sydney in 1967 to take up a position with Channel Seven's Sydney bureau as news editor and on-air presenter. The following year, he became a senior journalist at Radio 2UE, and presented an afternoon news and public affairs program on the station which became the top show in its timeslot. He eventually became director of news and public affairs at the station.

In 1976, he left to join 2SM, and also became the host of Seven's 11AM program, as well as anchoring the station's Sydney evening news. He hosted the Willesee program on several occasions, and wrote articles for The Bulletin and Men In Vogue.

In late 1981, he joined the Nine Network as the original co-host of the national Today, alongside Sue Kellaway, staying with the program until 1987, when he joined the Ten Network to anchor TEN-10 Sydney's Eyewitness News, alongside Geraldine Doogue.

He rejoined Today in 1990 and remained at the Nine Network, presenting the program across Australia five days a week, until February 2005. He cited a mild heart attack as the reason for his retirement from the show at the age of 60.[1] he was replaced by National Nine News US Correspondent Karl Stefanovic.

After leaving the program, Liebmann expressed disappointment to an AAP journalist about the content and format of Today under its new management, saying it had become a "poor imitation" of its Seven Network rival, Sunrise.[2]

During 2002 and 2003, Liebmann appeared on television in a counter-terrorism advertising campaign on behalf of the Australian government.[3] He presented Ten Weekend News in Sydney during 2006, and hosted Crime Investigation Australia on Foxtel, focusing on infamous Australian crimes. He also had a contract with 2UE, as well as doing some corporate work and public speaking.

In December 2009, Liebmann replaced Steve Price as Morning Show host on 2UE,[4] but resigned in November 2010.[5]


He is the recipient of several journalistic awards, including the "News Presenter of the Year" from the Australian Commercial Radio Industry and the Penguin Award- for Special Recognition for Contribution to News.


  1. ^ "Liebmann leaves Today". SMH. 2 November 2005. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Liebmann unleashes on Today". SMH. 17 April 2006. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Be alert, not alarmed". SMH. 28 December 2002. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  4. ^ "TV star to replace Steve Price at 2UE , Steve Liebmann set to take over role". Herald Sun. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  5. ^ "2UE to undertake review as Liebmann departs". Media Spy. 20 November 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2012.

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Preceded by
George Negus

1982 - 1987
1990 - 2005
Succeeded by
George Negus
Karl Stefanovic
Preceded by
Tracey Spicer
Ten Weekend News

Succeeded by
Bill Woods

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