Marc Fennell is a Walkley-winning journalist, broadcaster, film critic, and TV presenter best known for hosting SBS’s The Feed and Mastermind Australia. He is also well-known for his one-on-one interviews with the likes of AI Gore and Tom Cruise.
For his impeccable contributions in the media sector, Fennell has been honored with several accolades, including America’s coveted James Beard Foundation Award.
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Comes from a Multi-Racial Family
Marc Fennell, who was born on June 2, 1985, in Sydney, NSW, comes from a multi-cultural family. His father, a photographer, is Irish, and his mother, a school teacher, is Indian-Singaporean.
Growing up, Fennell experienced racial taunts, both blatant and subtle, as his Singaporean-Indian-Irish-Australian cocktail was just too weird for everyone around him.
A Multi-hyphenate Personality
Fennell is a multi-talented personality as he is a film critic, technology journalist, author, television presenter, podcaster, and radio personality.
The 36-year-old Fennell is the host of SBS TV’s Mastermind Australia, ABC TV’s The School That Tried to End Racism, SBS TV’s The Feed, and ABC Radio’s Download this Show. He is also the creator of the hit podcast documentaries It Burns, Nut Jobs, and the Walkley nominated Stuff the British Stole.
Fennell has worked with several networks, including the BBC, Showtime, Audible, Network Ten, ABC, SBS, Telstra, and Beyond Blue. From sex in Japan to survivors of ISIS fortune, he has reported worldwide on various topics. His documentaries and interviews with the likes of Tom Cruise, Julian Assange, Jennifer Lawrence, AI Gore have generated over 30 million online views.
As an author, Fennell has written two books. He can also be seen on SBS’s Dateline, Network Ten’s The Project, and heard on ABC Radio Sydney.
Honored with Numerous Accolades
Fennell is a Walkley-winning journalist. He has received international recognition from The Webby Awards and has been nominated twice for Europe’s renowned Rose d’Or award.
He is a five-time medalist at the New York Festivals TV and Radio Awards and has received America’s prestigious James Beard Foundation Award and an Asian Creative Academy National Award. He’s even been dubbed the “cheerful Aussie version of Louis Theroux” by The Times (UK).
Fennell was also named one of the 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australians in 2019.
Married with Two Kids
The Mastermind Australia’s host is happily married to his wife, Madeleine Genner. According to his wife’s Instagram bio, Genner is an ABC radio journalist as well as producer.
The married couple tends to live a private life and hasn’t disclosed much about their wedding and marriage. However, the two have embraced parenthood and are doting parents to two kids. They have a son named Max and a daughter named Sophie.