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Fifi Box
Birth name Fifinia Box
Born 5 March 1977 (1977-03-05) (age 33)
Show Sunrise
Station(s) Seven Network Sydney
Time slot Monday-Friday (breakfast)
Style Comedy
Country Australia
Previous show(s) The Shebang on Triple M radio
Website Fifibox.com

Fifi Box (born 5 March 1977) is an Australian radio broadcaster, comedian and TV personality, formerly hosting The Shebang with Marty Sheargold on Triple M, and now presenter on the Seven Network's Sunrise program.[1]

In 2009, Box started presenting her new radio program 'The Fifi Box Show' with rotating presenters on the Today Network each Saturday morning for two hours, networked across Australia. Guests on the show have included Hamish Blake, Andy Lee, Angus Sampson, Megan Gale, Glenn Robbins, Stephen Curry, Tom Gleisner and Josh Lawson.

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Career

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Radio

Box worked at regional radio stations in Port Macquarie, Traralgon and Gippsland, and 101.1 TTFM in Melbourne, before signing a contract with Triple M.

In 2005, Box and Sheargold released The Shebang: Rebanged!, an audio highlights compilation album.[2]

On 6 December 2006, the The Daily Telegraph reported that Box is understood to have signed a new contract with Triple M worth $AUD500,000 a year, making her one of the highest paid women on Australian radio. The article also reported that Wil Anderson would fill The Shebang's drive time slot when it replaced The Cage in Sydney in 2007.[3] on 14 December Austereo confirmed that The Shebang would move to the morning shift for Triple M Sydney in 2007 and that Wil Anderson had taken over the drive-time shift from 1 April 2007.[4]

On 29 January, 2007, Box resumed her co-hosting duties on The Shebang at Triple M Sydney.

In August 2008, Box signed on to join the Seven Network's Sunrise program in 2009, announcing that she would leave the Shebang program on Triple M at the end of the year. Box also left Triple M for sister station 2Day FM to present a new two-hour Saturday morning show named The Fifi Box Show which commenced broadcasting from 7 February 2009 on the Today Network[5].

In November 2008, Box filled in for Hamish Blake on Hamish & Andy on the Today Radio Network around Australia alongside fellow co-host Andy Lee.

Television

Box was a recurring guest on the Sydney NRL Footy Show on the Nine Network in 2005 and the Seven Network's Sunrise.

Box had appeared in seven episodes of Thank God You're Here in 2006/2007.

On 29 November 2006, the Herald Sun reported that Box and Sheargold had filmed a chat show television pilot of "The Shebang" called The Late Night Little Big Show with comedians Glenn Robbins and Tony Martin.[6] The Herald Sun also reported that the Ten Network wanted Box to co-host its new game show, The Con.Test, on the strength of her recent appearances on Thank God You're Here, and after turning down the job it eventually went to Box's Triple M colleague, Brigitte Duclos.

Box was the third and final key presenter alongside Adam Hills and Dave Hughes at the 2007 Logie Awards[7]. Box was also part of the cast for the pilot of Mick Molloy's new comedy show The Nation on the Nine Network[8][9]. Box also was a contestant on the 2007 season of Dancing with the Stars where finished the runner-up behind Kate Ceberano.

In 2008, Box was a regular guest on the Seven Network program Out of the Question, hosted by Glenn Robbins.

In 2009, Fifi was the Weather Girl on Channel 7's morning program, Sunrise.

In 2010, Box was appointed Entertainment editor on Sunrise with Grant Denyer returning to weather.

Other

In August 2007, Box became a spokesperson for Rio Underwear[10].

In September 2008, Box won the Cosmopolitan Magazine "Fun Fearless Female of the Year" beating out Jennifer Hawkins, Delta Goodrem, Leisel Jones, Sass & Bide, Lauren Huxley and Jodi Gordon. The competition which recognises females' achievements in radio, TV, fashion, sports and business was voted on by 80,000 Cosmo readers[11].

In 2009, Box became the brand ambassador for Dove beauty products.

Personal life

References

  1. ^ Fifi Box to be Sunrise regular, News.com.au, 5 August 2008
  2. ^ Shebang Rebanged, Sony BMG Music Entertainment
  3. ^ Will radio pick up Anderson, The Daily Telegraph, 06 December 2006
  4. ^ Wil Anderson joins Triple M in drive for 2007, Triple M lineup press release
  5. ^ Fifi Box gets new radio show - LIVENEWS.com.au, 3 Oct 2008
  6. ^ Radio waves goodbye?, Herald Sun, 29 November 2006
  7. ^ Fifi reluctant star on on box - The Daily Telegraph, 23 April 2007
  8. ^ Fifi's in demand, The Herald-Sun 22 April 2007
  9. ^ Fifi is wooed by the box, The Daily Telegraph 17 May 2007
  10. ^ Tummy trouble for Fifi's undie ad - The Daily Telegraph, 15 August 2007
  11. ^ Fifi Box big winner at Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female awards - news.com.au, 17 Sept 2008

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Preceded by
Melissa Doyle and David Koch
Sunrise Weather Presenter
January 2009-December 2009
Succeeded by
Grant Denyer

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