A highly articulate and versatile media personality, Jonathan Pertile is a radio and television broadcaster, podcaster, writer and producer; who possesses a great voice for any audio or video medium and is an eloquent writer. He has a strong passion for sports analysis and is also very proficient in engaging with many other subjects.
Jonathan has consistently featured in the SYN Media Awards — winning the Best Sports Segment or Feature award for his show, The Sports Epilogue TV. He has also been nominated as a finalist in eight distinctive categories.
Jonathan is studying a Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) with a specialisation in journalism at RMIT University in Melbourne. The Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) is the highest ranked media degree in Australia.
Awarded lifetime membership from the Golden Key International Honour Society due to exceptional academic achievement, Jonathan was recognised in the top 15% of students around the world in their respective studies.
As the host of The Sports Epilogue TV at SYN Media, Jonathan mainly televises through online platforms such as YouTube. The Sports Epilogue TV focuses on competitions such as: the Australian Football League (AFL), the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the English Premier League (EPL). A Sports Epilogue TV piece (involving a green screen)was adjudicated as the winner of the Best Sports Segment or Feature Award by SYN Media. Jonathan is also a four-time finalist for his performances on The Sports Epilogue TV — across the following categories: TV Presenter of the Year, TV Producer of the Year, Best Review and Best TV or Screen Segment or Feature.
Jonathan writes for The Roar; a publication which covers sports both in Australia and abroad.
During his time as an intern at The MMA Academy, Jonathan was provided with the opportunity to analyse the Hex Fight Series — Australia’s premier mixed martial arts promotion. Jonathan interviewed Kieran Miller, who was involved with The MMA Academy, on his first professional bout. Jonathan was later able to interview the CEO of the Hex Fight Series, Trent James, about the promotion’s growth.
On his show Jono Talks, Jonathan interviewed Feliks Zemdegs — one of the world’s fastest speedcubers. The Jono Talks podcast is a four-time finalist at SYN Media for the following categories: Most Innovative New Idea, Best Comedy Segment or Feature, Best Music Segment or Feature and Best Talks Segment or Feature.
Jonathan hosted a mixed martial arts radio show labelled: Above the Octagon on SYN 90.7 FM. He analysed important bouts in the UFC and also provided his insights into WME-IMG purchasing the UFC for approximately $5 billion.
The Playmakers Vault, which consisted of the on-air trio: Liam O’Grady, Jonathan Pertile and Michael Serpell, aired on SYN Nation — a digital radio station. Jonathan was also a co-producer, alongside Jack Missen. This sports show was approved by iTunes and retained a high audience rate.
Jonathan wrote extensive feature articles for Centrethought. He covered political and social topics and offered his opinions on subjects such as: broken election promises and the slow progress to recognise marriage equality.
In addition to this, Jonathan also worked as a political journalist for SYN Represent; a digital radio show on SYN Nation. Jonathan covered major political events, namely the historic United Nations Summit on Climate Change in 2015.
For the City Journal, Jonathan produced, filmed and wrote sports pieces. As one example, he presented a news story on the professionalism required to be a part of the ballkids squad at the Australian Open.
Jonathan made appearances on the 88.3 Southern FM Friday Drive program, alongside the radio announcer of the show, Karl Bianco. These segments centered on news events pertaining to federal politics and sports mainly.
AFL Media published an article Jonathan wrote on the AFL Captains’ Day 2016 event.
Qualifications & Achievements
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