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Who is Dwayne Russell? Net Worth, Wife, Children, Family and Work


Dwayne Russell is a former professional Australian rules footballer and is currently a commentator of the sport. Russell expanded his work with Fox Sports by becoming a basketball commentator in Fox’s coverage of the 2009/10 National Basketball League (NBL) season. Additionally, he also provided commentary on Fox’s coverage of the 2011 Australian Open tennis tournament.

Early life

NameDwayne Russell
Net Worth$5 million
Salary$1 million
OccupationFormer AFL player, Commentator
Age57 years

Dwayne Russell net worth 2022

Shane John Russell was born on March 4, 1965 (age 57 years) in Adelaide, Australia. Russell made his senior football debut as a sixteen-year-old in 1981 for Port Adelaide Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), eventually becoming Port Adelaide’s vice-captain, before crossing over to Victorian Football League (VFL) club Geelong in 1987.

Russell played 50 games, kicking 51 goals for Geelong until he left the club at the end of the 1991 AFL season. Russell initially considered returning to Port Adelaide to finish his career but instead coached in country Victoria for a few years before retiring from football.

Sports journalism

Dwayne Russell unsuccessfully applied for a journalism cadetship in Adelaide in 1984 before starting a journalism career in Geelong in 1989. Russell became a full-time sports journalist with The Age in 1997. Covering the major sporting events of Melbourne, Russell built up a serviceable record as the number four sports writer at The Age.

Russell was moved full-time to the paper’s coverage of the AFL in 1999 following his success, including a stint as the writer for The Sunday Age Sports section in the mid-2000s.

He also joined 95.5 K-Rock in Geelong as Sports Presenter in their news updates on the “Big Mattress” breakfast show. Soon, he also co-hosted a sport/comedy segment called “On The Bench” with ex-Geelong player Billy Brownless and the Essendon fanatic “Ferret” (Russell Taylor), twice a week. A long list of Geelong players were included in “On The Bench” as special guests including Barry Stoneham, Tim McGrath and Paul Couch.

Football commentary

In 2002 Channel Nine gave Dwayne Russell the main caller’s role for Sunday afternoon AFL matches before being promoted to the network’s calling team for Friday night matches in 2006. Dwayne Russell’s other main occupation this time was as co-host of radio station 3AW’s top-rating drive-time sports show, Sports Today with Gerard Healy, a role he departed in late 2019.

After leaving the Nine Network, Russell received a contract with Fox Sports to call two weekly AFL matches for the Pay-TV provider for the 2007 AFL season and beyond, under the new AFL TV Rights Deal, of which Fox Sports covered four games weekly during the home and away season.

In 2012, Russell moved to the newly relaunched Fox Footy which showed every game but covered 5 or 6 games each week. Also in 2012, Dwayne Russell joined the Friday night 3AW football team while continuing to host Sports Today for the station. However, in 2019 Russell left 3AW to join SEN as host of its afternoon program and a football caller.

Who is Dwayne Russell Wife?

Dwayne Russell is married to Lisa Russell, they had their wedding in the 1900s. His wife is a private person and they have two children together. He stands at an appealing height of 1.88m and has a good body weight which suits his personality. As of mid-2022, Dwayne Russell and his wife Lisa Russell are still married and living a cool life with their son.

What is Dwayne Russell net worth?

How much is Dwayne Russell worth? Dwayne Russell net worth is estimated at around $4 million. His main source of income is from his career as a former professional rules footballer and commentator. Russell’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $1 million annually. He is one of the richest and most influential AFL commentators in Australia.