Fifi Box

Fifi Box
FifiBoxSept2011.jpg
Box in September 2011
Birth nameFiona Box
Born (1977-03-05) 5 March 1977 (age 41)
Melbourne, Victoria
ShowFifi, Fev & Byron on Fox FM Melbourne
Boxed In With Fifi Box on the Hit Network
Station(s)Fox FM Melbourne
Hit Network
CountryAustralia
Previous show(s)Fifi and Jules on Today Network
The Shebang on Triple M
Domestic partnerDamien Richardson
Children1
WebsiteFifi & Dave

Fiona Box[1] (born 5 March 1977) is an Australian radio broadcaster, television presenter, actress and comedian.

Career[]

Box's early career was spent in regional Australia working at stations 2MC/ROXFM Port Macquarie, 3TR Traralgon and 3GG Warragul.[citation needed][when?]

In 2000, Box co-hosted a late-night show on TTFM Melbourne[citation needed] and within months, was picked up by the Triple M network to co-host a national night show based on relationships. When the show came to an end, she moved to the breakfast timeslot to produce Amanda Keller, Mikey Robins and Peter Berner.[citation needed]

In 2003, Box joined The Shebang on Triple M and stayed with the station until 2008.[citation needed]

In her small break between segments Fifi hosted a toowoomba radio show with Hamish for a small amount of time(Ryan was incorrect).

Box is known on television for her "standout" performance on Dancing with the Stars on the Seven Network in 2007 and guest appearances on Sunrise, The Project, Thank God You're Here and Have You Been Paying Attention?

In January 2009, Box joined Sunrise as weather presenter where she replaced David Brown and stayed in this position until December 2009. In January 2010, she was appointed as entertainment or on Sunrise[citation needed] where she interviewed celebrities and presented entertainment segments. Grant Denyer returned to Sunrise as weather presenter.

In November 2010, it was revealed that Box was hired as a co-host with Jules Lund on Fifi and Jules across the Today Network leaving Friday's show open for Hamish and Andy to do their show. The show started in February 2011.[2]

In November 2013, Box announced that she was going to co-host Fifi & Dave with Dave Thornton on Fox FM in 2014 replacing Jo Stanley and Matt Tilley. In 2016, Brendan Fevola joined the show and it was renamed Fifi, Dave and Fev. In January 2017, anchor Byron Cooke was added to the title of the show and it was renamed Fifi, Dave, Fev & Byron. Dave Thornton resigned from the show in September 2017 and the show was renamed to Fifi, Fev & Byron.

Box joined the cast of Neighbours in July 2016 as Brooke Butler. She made her debut on the show on 28 September 2016 and left at late November, her character returned in April 2017.[3]

Personal life[]

Box was raised in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She attended Tintern Girls Grammar School in Ringwood and in her final year was appointed school captain. Box often returns to Tintern to speak with current students. Her brother is Augie March's keyboardist Kiernan Box.

On 19 November 2012, Box announced on live radio via her radio show "Fifi and Jules" that she was pregnant. On 17 December, it was reported that Grant Kenny was the father.[4] On 5 April 2013, Box gave birth to a baby girl.[5][6]

References[]

  1. ^ Tovey, Josephine (19 January 2009). "Fine times for Fifi". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  2. ^ Stephenson, Alison. (24 November 2010) Fifi Box and Jules Lund take over from Hamish Blake and Andy Lee. News.com.au. Retrieved on 24 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Fifi Box Joins Neighbours". Yahoo7 TV. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  4. ^ Stephenson, Alison. (17 December 2012) Mag reportedly reveals name of Fifi's secret baby daddy. News.com.au. Retrieved on 24 April 2013.
  5. ^ Chandra, Jessica (5 April 2013) Fifi Box Welcomes a Baby Girl!. Popsugar.com.au. Retrieved on 24 April 2013.
  6. ^ Austereo radio host Fifi Box names her daughter Beatrix Belle Box, news.com.au, 11 April 2013.

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Media offices
Preceded by
Nuala Hafner
Sunrise
Entertainment or

January 2010 – December 2012
Succeeded by
Nelson Aspen
Preceded by
David Brown
Sunrise
Weather presenter

January 2009 – December 2009
Succeeded by
Grant Denyer