|Personal Information Summary|
|Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB||As of 2023, she is around 36 years old. An old 2018 article and interview on her had mentioned her age back then as 31.|
|Wedding & Marriage / Husband / Engaged / Fiance / Partner||Currently not married. See dating details below.|
|What happened to Louise Ransome?||Currently, she is a Sport Presenter for ABC News. She also serves as a Courtside Reporter for the National Basketball League (NBL).|
|Children / No. of Kids||None|
|Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race||White|
Wiki Biography / Profile Background
- Louise ‘Lou’ Ransome is an Australian sports journalist, who worked for Fox Sports from October 2011 to March 2020. She hosted NRL Tonight alongside James Hooper, Lara Pitt and Megan Barnard & was also the presenter for The Golf Show.
- Since May 2020, she is a Sport Presenter working for Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
Personal Life, Parents and Family Details :
- Louise Ransome is an only child & comes from a sporting family. She was born in Brisbane.
- She resides in Sydney, along with her partner Richard ‘Rich’ Bayliss. The couple bought a Federation Kensington home at a weekend auction in June 2017 for $1.83 million. Since September 2021, Rich serves as the Director of Content for APL. Prior to that, he was the Director of Sport at Optus Sport.
- Louise is a health and fitness fan, and she frequently shares videos of her working out on her social media platforms. She also has a friendly pet dog, a Golden Retriever named Ralf.
- Away from sports coverage, Ransome is interested in personal development and psychology. During her free time, she loves to travel and also spend time with friends and family.
- Louise also likes to be involved in charity work and is an Ambassador for Adopt Change in Australia. Adopt Change is an organisation that seeks to ensure that more children are being taken into safe, loving and permanent homes. She describes this charity as a course that is close to her.
- This is primarily because Louise’s dad Les was also adopted into the family he has always known to be his. He found this fact only when he was 54 years old. Having been adopted at six weeks of age, he grew up in a family with four other children.
Education : Qualifications, High School & College Info
- Louise is a holder of a number of certificates. She holds a Senior Certificate from Mt St Michael’s College in Ashgrove, Queensland, where she studied from years 2000 to 2004. She also has a Certificate in Journalism.
- In 2005, she enrolled at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations.
Professional Timeline : Salary and Net Worth
- Always being a sports fan, Louise has always worked in sports journalism. One of her major career highlights is when she went to cover the Rio Olympics held in 2016.
- Pursuing opportunities through the course of her career has seen her work for various stations. In 2008, Louise worked at the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) as a Sports Reporter up until 2010.
- Thereafter, she went in to work with WIN Television based in Launceston, Australia as a General News Reporter.
- In 2011, Louise worked as a Freelance Sports Reporter and Producer at Seven Network.
- She has also worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) where she mainly worked on the rugby coverage of ABC TV Sport’s Shute Shield.
- Till March 2020, she worked as a Sports Presenter and Reporter at Fox Sports in Sydney. She held multiple roles here – She was the host of Tomorrow’s News Tonight, was a sideline reporter for Super Rugby & was also a reporter on The Golf Show.
- As a journalist, Lou is blazing a trail of her own, having covered big events like Super Rugby, the US Open, and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. She has met and interviewed some big sportsmen like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Awards and Controversies :
- In 2010, Louise won the Female Broadcaster Internship in the TV Sports Department in Sydney. This was a great opportunity as she travelled all over the country as well as internationally to do sports coverage for a year.
- In March 2016, Men’s Style Magazine had to issue an apology to Louise Ransome after a tweet that offended her was posted on their account. The tweet accused her of losing too much weight.
- The magazine, however, claimed that it was not their doing & that they had been hacked and proceeded to delete the tweet swiftly.
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Why was she not taken onboard with Stan for rugby?
Not only is Louise very lovely, but I prefer her sports presentation to certain others on ABC. Her refreshing style and her presentation are of a high calibre.
For Louise Ransome and Superwrap:
Can you ask the panel about the overuse/ineffectiveness of kicking in general play by Australian Super Rugby teams? It seems our teams work really hard to get possession and simply hand the ball back to the other team. e.g. They do not value possession. The other team can’t score if they don’t have the ball. Secondly, how many times do we see kicking when the Aussie teams are on the back foot, can’t create anything in general play or close to the end of games. They seem to try to create something, which at best is a 50/50 option, by a kick which in most cases, returns the ball to the attacking team. There has been a number of close losses that effectively hinge on the lack of ball possession that Aussie teams deliver to their opponents. If the Brumbies kick like they did last week against the Jaguars the result won’t be pretty.
BTW, love the show and love the general balanced insights to the teams and their performance (except for the acceptance of the kicking propensity of Aussie teams) Hopefully, we won’t do that in the WC. Great job team.
I think that kicks in a game have a twofold effect
1 releasing pressure and
2 creating pressure
Depending on how you react and how you see the flow of the game
Releasing pressure: you might be in a defensive position and wanting to push your opponents further from your line or you might be trying to make them think differently about how they can get to your line
Creating pressure: you can box kick or sideways kick and always have someone available to either catch the ball or the opponent catching it
You can also play force back to gain momentum.
There is no disadvantage when kicking. I hear commentators saying that wayward kicks or kicking for no reason but rugby players kick the ball to either get out of trouble or to attack. I never listen to commentators when they talk dumb.