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Award-winning international sports broadcaster and commentator
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Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Michael Schiavello is an award-winning international sports broadcaster, celebrity interviewer and Australia’s most globally watched sports commentator broadcast to over 140 countries as the face and voice of ONE Championship, including in the USA on TNT.
Winner of the 2018 Asian Television Award (Asian Emmy) for ‘Best Sports Presenter / Commentator’ and nominated for a US CableFax Award, he has had amazing encounters and experiences with such celebrities as Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Pele, Diego Maradona, Dannii and Kylie Minogue, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Dana White, George Foreman, Mark Cuban, Wasim Akram, Hulk Hogan, Michael Jai White, Bill Goldberg and more.
The son of an illiterate immigrant factory worker, Michael was bullied and tormented as a ‘fat wog’ and told he’d never amount to anything. But through self belief, dedication and unwavering devotion, he used the three weightless parts of himself — his voice, his imagination and his words — to overcome his tormentors, power through bouts of terrible anxiety, and rise to the top of the sports broadcasting world.
Michael has broadcast sports events in over 26 countries, from Myanmar to France, Jamaica to Romania, China, Dubai, Hungary, England, Canada, Poland and beyond. He lived in Las Vegas for seven years where he worked for US TV network AXS TV, owned by billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, Ryan Seacrest and CBS. He has been broadcast on many of the leading networks around the world including NBC Sports, Canal Plus, Sky, Spike TV, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, Star Sports India, and more.
A highly sought after motivational, keynote speaker and emcee, Michael has spoken at summits in Singapore, middle school children in New Jersey, and conventions in Dubai, Canada, The Netherlands and Japan.