You may know James Kerley as the guy from CASH CAB, The smart arse host of TAKEN OUT, the cheeky bloke from NOVAFM or most recently the weekly host of Eclipse Music TV, or even from back in the day when he hung out with Spongebob in his years as a Nickelodeon host.
2012 see’s Kerley release his first book – The Man Plan, a printed version of Kerley’s all too familiar cheeky style with irreverent tips on how to ‘get one’s sh*t together’ – from fitness to finance, romance to cooking, mental health issues to career and more. “I learnt a lot writing this book. There are so many easy tricks that make life easier as a guy or at least give the impression that we know what we are doing…… The book covers something from every angle of life. If a guy can pick it up and have a few laughs and learn one thing that makes him kick a little more arse in one or two areas of his life – I’m stoked.”
James began his career as host of the long running children’s show ‘Sarvo’ which aired on Foxtel’s Nickelodeon channel. His strong background in improvisation and writing, coupled with polished MC’ing skills and natural comedic style has seen him co-host the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards twice and be a guest presenter at the ARIA Awards. Currently Kerley is hosting Channel 9’s Eclipse Music TV. He has interviewed dozens of international and local artists including Silverchair, The Prodigy, Kings of Leon, Lady Ga Ga, Kanye West, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrel and Steve Carrel – just to name. Kerley also hosted Network Ten’s daily entertainment program,Taken Out, a 65 episode unscripted dating show that also aired nationally on Foxtel for over 18 months.
Steadily becoming a popular face of youth culture, Kerley has travelled throughout Australia, the US and Europe for TV and radio interests. As a talented writer, Kerley has written for Cleo magazine in addition to regular articles in various Australian publications. He has a Bachelor of Media and Writing.