Rick Ardon (born 4 March 1959 in Perth, Western Australia), is a news presenter on Seven News in Perth, Western Australia. In 2005, Ardon and his co-anchor, Susannah Carr, celebrated their 20th consecutive year reading the news together on Seven Perth.
Ardon commenced primary school at the Sacred Heart Primary School, Highgate, in 1965 and transferred in 1969 to Christian Brothers High School, Highgate, where he completed his primary and secondary schooling, leaving in 1976.
His time as a journalist at the Seven Network has seen him cover a number of significant stories, from the Gulf War of 1990-91 to the Bali Bombings of 2005 and the consequent Amrozi trial. When leaving Perth Airport for the Gulf War story, he asked a Customs Officer if covering the "Frede" before "rick" on his passport was OK. An airport employee who misheard the story told local media, with subsequent comic misreporting of "a new passport being issued" and Ardon "being detained".
Other overseas assignments include the Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival. During the Sydney Olympics in 2000 Ardon presented the news to Western Australians from the Olympic Stadium. His on-screen work has been rewarded with 10 Logie Awards as Western Australias Most Popular TV Personality. In addition to his news-presenting role he has also written/produced three documentaries for the station:
Ardon lives by the beach in Perth, allowing him to indulge in a favourite pastime, surfing.