Laurie Oakes Married, Wife, Family, Salary and Net Worth

By Kishor Shahi | Updated On: 03 Dec, 2018
Laurie Oakes Married, Wife, Family, Salary and Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth August 14, 1943 Age 77 Years 11 Month(s)
Nationality Australian Profession Journalist
Marital Status Single Divorced Not Yet
Girlfriend/Dating Not Yet Gay/Lesbian Gay (Rumors)
Net Worth Not Disclosed Ethnicity White
Children/Kids Not Yet Education University of Sydney
Parents Hazel Oakes (Mother)

A very famous media commentator of Australia, an author, and political journalist as well served since 1996 in the 'Canberra Press Gallery,' yes he is Laurie Oakes. Starting the career as a journalist from Canberra Press Gallery, he carved out oneself as the most hardworking person through which he made his way to Channel 9 and Nine News.

In the long career over three decades, he has not only garnered the vast experience in media and networking but also several honors and awards with a colossal amount of fortunes.

How Much Is Laurie's Net Worth?

Laurie Oakes garnered his net worth from his professional career of media and networking. He was the former journalist who served in Canberra Press Gallery from 1969 to 2017, covering the Parliament of Australia and federal elections for print, radio, and television.

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He was also the regular reporter for Channel 9 and Nine News. As per PayScale, an average salary of the staffs of Nine Network is AU$73K, which makes 53.42 dollars in the United States. Therefore, concerning his brilliant career as a journalist in media and networking including his works in Nine News, he might have accumulated the colossal amount of net worth ranging in thousands and more worth and values.

During his career as a journalist, he grabbed the Walkley Award for three times. Besides that, he also won the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year award in 2010 and even was inducted to the Logie Hall of Fame in 2011.

Laurie Oakes in an interview with John Howard in 2007 (Photo:

He achieved success in his earlier of the age, at the age of 25; he became the Melbourne Sun's Canberra Bureau Chief. Before joined that paper she proved political commentaries for the TV show, Willesee at Seven. His official began political journalism from 1978 from the 'The Laurie Oakes.' In an interview of 2004, Laurie said "My politics are pretty much in the middle, I would think, I've voted both ways at various times," it seems that he was also involved in politics as well.

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Personal life: Married, Wife, Family

The 77 years old retired Australian journalist's personal life seems barren as he has no any recorded date with anyone. Maybe he kept his career life in high priority than his personal life so that his personal matters seems overshadowed. 

He has not revealed much about him; either he has a wife or a girlfriend. He is not married, so there were no any rumors about divorce and children as well. So he is still unmarried or single, so sometimes people relate him as a gay. But he never admired about the rumors and always ignored the news.

Once he has some stories about the girlfriend, and he was romantically dating with someone. But he never opened about her and also didn’t disclose about his relation. But we hope that he will begin one day why he is still single, and also answered about the being single.

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Short Bio

Laurie Oakes was born in Newcastle, New South Wales Australia in 1941 and he celebrates his birthday on 14th of August every year. He was born to his parents and rose up with his family and siblings in South Wales, so he holds the America nationality. The 77 years age journalist Laurie has stood with perfect height, and he is very healthy, conscious person.

He is not suffered from the significant diseases yet, so it seems he is healthy as well. Laurie has much more time engaged in his profession, so he is less active on the social networks sites.