Ryan 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald


Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald shares the breakfast studio with Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli weekdays on Nova 96.9 in Sydney. You will also hear Fitzy & Wippa from 6pm to 7pm nationally on the Nova Network.

A local hero in Adelaide, Fitzy made his AFL debut for the Sydney Swans before joining the Adelaide Crows. But it was his 2004 appearance on Big Brother Australia where his down to earth personality made him a household name and attracted Nova’s attention.

As soon as he came out of the Big Brother house, Fitzy was offered a role as sports reporter on Nova 919 Adelaide before signing on to co-host the Fitzy, Jules & Clare breakfast show.

After spending seven years waking up Adelaide listeners, Fitzy made the move to Sydney where he started his ongoing relationship with Wippa. Fitzy & Wippa spent seven months as Nova’s national drive show before moving into breakfast in September 2011.

Throughout their journey Fitzy & Wippa have achieved a Guinness World Record for the biggest catapult (The Bob-Katterpult), broadcast their show from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and pitched their MUP invention to the experts on Ten’s Shark Tank. In addition to regularly stitching-up Wippa, including sending him into the jungle for I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, Fitzy is in his element creating lyrics for their Rap Battle segment (going head-to-head with sports stars, politicians, musicians and actors) while their Wham Trump parody attracted global attention.

The Fitzy & Wippa breakfast show has won eight Australian Commercial Radio Awards including 2013 Best Networked Program, 2014 Best Station Produced Comedy Segment and Best Station Promotion for Fitzy & Wippa’s Backyard Cricket in 2019.

Fitzy is a regular presenter on the hit primetime show The Project and Fox Sports The Back Page. In 2014 he hosted Foxtel’s AFL football competition series The Recruit. Fitzy is also a passionate advocate and ambassador for RAISE Foundation, a youth mentorship program helping the wellbeing of young people through early intervention.

Fitzy and his wife Belinda ‘BJ’ have two sons, Hewston ‘Hewie’ and Lennox ‘Lenny’.

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