Russell Woolf Biography – Russell Woolf Wiki
Russell Woolf was an Australian radio personality, best known as a presenter on ABC Radio Perth in Western Australia. He was the host of the breakfast program on ABC Radio Perth and had previously hosted the Drive program, over a career with the national broadcaster that spanned more than two decades.
After a stint on ABC Radio Perth’s Afternoon program with Verity James, Woolf went on to host the Drive program until 2013. He was also the weather presenter for the ABC’s West Australian television news from 2007 to 2011. He was also a former political candidate for a West Australian Senate seat. He ran for The Senate in 2014.
In 2015, he moved with his family to Minneapolis after his wife landed a job in the United States and, among other things, tried his hand as a stand-up comedian.
Since returning to ABC Radio Perth in 2019, he had been co-hosting the Breakfast program, and most recently presenting it solo. His radio career started in Esperance and then Kalgoorlie, before he headed to the state’s north-west to become a resources reporter in 1997.
Since 2012, Russell had been an Ambassador for Children and Young People in Western Australia and worked to ensure children and young people are given a voice and are heard in the community. He was also a Patron of Inclusion WA and sits on the Board of WAM.
Russell Woolf Age
He was born in 1964, in Perth, Australia. He died on 26 October 2021. He was 56 years old.
Russell Woolf Wife
He was married to his wife Kylie Woolf. They have a child named Bronte.
Russell Woolf Family
He is survived by his wife Kylie Woolf and a daughter Bronte, born in 2008.
Russell Woolf Death
Long-time ABC presenter Russell Woolf died on 26 October 2021 at the age of 56. He reportedly died in his sleep at his Perth home. His death was announced on ABC Radio Perth by radio presenter Geoff Hutchison.
Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan wrote on Twitter: “I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of local media legend, Russell Woolf. Most recently, Russell was the host of @abcperth’s Breakfast program, but he had a long and storied career in Western Australian journalism. His unique and iconic voice, wit and and personality made him beloved by countless Western Australians. For many of us, whether we knew him personally or not, it will feel like we’ve lost a friend today. My thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.”
His former breakfast show co-presenter Nadia Misopoulos tweeted: “My heart is broken. I love you Russ. I’ll miss your hugs. Privileged to have shared a studio with you.”
West Coast Eagles tweeted: “Our heartfelt condolences to the family of broadcaster and great Eagles man, Russell Woolf. Our thoughts are with his long-time colleagues and all at @abcperth. Russell’s energetic & passionate support of the club will be sorely missed. Vale, Russell Woolf.”
Russell Woolf Cause of Death
His cause of death was not revealed. It is also unclear if he suffered from any illness.