Paul Kent is a former rugby league footballer and journalist from Australia.
In 1989, he made his first-grade debut for Parramatta at halfback, becoming the club’s 481st player.
He became a journalist after retiring and now works for The Daily Telegraph, where he co-hosts NRL 360 on Fox Sports with journalist Yvonne Sampson.
Sonny Ball and Johnny Lewis: The Biography are his two books about Sonny Bill Williams and Johnny Lewis, respectively. The Australian newspaper The New Daily named Sonny Ball one of the finest sports books of 2015. Kent appears on Triple M’s Sunday NRL Show on a weekly basis as a panelist.
Kent’s criticism of Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy elicited a retort from Bellamy, who called the claims “disrespectful” and “out of line.”
Kent resigned from Triple M in May 2022 after claiming to have a different perspective on an on-air incident with fellow broadcaster Anthony Maroon. Kent was requested to apologize for the incident in which he and James Hooper publicly bullied Maroon. Kent refused to apologize to the station, forcing him to retire.
Paul Kent Has Resigned Due to The Radio Walk-Out Controversy.
Paul Kent has resigned from Triple M in Sydney after refusing to apologize for an incident in which colleague Anthony Maroon stormed offset during a recent show.
Maroon, who presents Triple M’s weekend NRL show in Sydney, walked off in the middle of the show after being grilled about reportedly working side jobs.
Kent, Gorden Tallis, and James Hooper all took turns taking potshots at Maroon, who promised to reveal secrets about the trio’s off-air lives if they didn’t stop bringing up his claimed cash payments amid much laughing.
Maroon stormed off set after saying that he’d requested his coworkers to stop making jokes about him on multiple occasions, leaving Kent to host the show.
Kent’s departure from the station was centered around a “differing stance” on the controversy, according to Maroon, who claimed the ribbing from his colleagues had “gone too far.”
Kent was asked by the station to apologize for the event, but when he refused, he decided to end his relationship with it.
“Triple M Sydney confirms Paul Kent’s departure from the Sunday Sin Bin show,” a representative for the station said in a statement.
“The recent events surrounding the incident on the Sin Bin went too far, and we requested Paul Kent to apologize.” Paul holds a different viewpoint and has decided to cut company with Triple M as a result.
“We wish Paul well and appreciate his contributions to Triple M’s NRL coverage.”
“We look forward to keeping Triple M listeners informed and entertained for the rest of the football season and beyond.”
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph on Thursday afternoon, Kent reaffirmed Triple M’s position.
In a statement, Kent stated, “Triple M has asked me to apologize for the situations that have transpired in recent weeks.”
“I’m not willing to do that; I’ve already expressed my feelings on the subject.””On that premise, I’ve decided to leave my position at Triple M.” We parted on friendly terms.”