Frank Coletta was brought up in Mount Pritchard in Sydney’s south-west. His parents are Teresa and Carmine. He has one brother, Charlie and two younger sisters, Sue and Rosie. He has 2 children of his own, a daughter, Simona and son Lucas.
Frank has spent more than 20 years in the media, beginning at FLP, where at age 18, he became the youngest editor of a major sports publication, Australian Soccer Weekly. He was an award-winning journalist at Fairfax Newspapers before moving to the Australian Radio Network (WS-FM), has worked as a reporter and editor for SBS Radio and AAP, was there when Sky News Australia went to air for the first time and moved to Channel 10 soon after the Sydney Olympics “which, along with covering the 2006 World Cup, has been a career highlight”. You’ll have seen him co-hosting Ten’s Early News, delivering weather reports all over NSW, anchoring other bulletins and reporting for the News Hour At Five.
He loves his Sydney Roosters “almost as much as Lucas loves them” and can also be seen as the host of TVN’s popular sports show The Right Odds. He was recently awarded The Mamma Lena Medal by Australia’s Italian community for excellence in his chosen field of journalism. He is on the Westmead Children's Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Fundraising Committee and spent several years as a director on the board of Australian Health Management.
He played semi-professional soccer in the New South Wales state league divisions for Mount Pritchard and Prairiewood United.
When asked, who is the one person he’d like to meet? His response was “the person who finds the cure to Cystic Fibrosis and the person who invents the 30-hour day, in that order”.