Alan Jones Parents: Meet Charlie Thomas and Elizabeth ‘Beth’

Alan Jones parents

Alan Jones Parents: Alan Jones’s father was Charlie Thomas, a farmer and coal miner (1906–90), and his mother was a former school teacher Elizabeth ‘Beth’ (née Belford; 1906–82).

He is a renowned Australian former radio broadcaster. He is a former Australia national rugby union team coach and administrator.

He has worked as a school teacher, a speech writer in the office of Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, and musical theatre. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland and completed a one-year teaching diploma at Worcester College, Oxford. He has received civil and industry awards.

He hosted a popular Sydney breakfast radio program on 2GB from 2002 until 2020. Jones advocates conservative views, and the popularity of his radio program has made him a highly paid and influential media personality in Australia. Despite his success, he remains a controversial figure.

His on-air conduct has received adverse findings from Australia’s media regulators, and he has frequently been sued for defamation. In May 2020, Jones announced his retirement from his role at 2GB.

In November 2021 it was confirmed that his contract with Sky News Australia would not be renewed. Since December 2021, Jones has presented Alan Jones: Direct to the People on ADH TV.

He was the middle of three children, with an older brother, Robert Charles, and a younger sister, Colleen, who would become school teachers like their mother and brother.

He was raised on a dairy farm near Oakey in south-east Queensland, attending primary school at Acland State School, before transferring to Toowoomba Grammar School as a boarder.

Alan Jones Parents: Meet Charlie Thomas and Elizabeth ‘Beth’

Alan Jones was born to Charlie Thomas and Elizabeth ‘Beth’Belford.

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