Image of Paul Maric, an Australian journalist.
June 27, 1987|
Novi Sad, Serbia
||Journalist and radio presenter
||2GB - 3AW - 4BC - Channel 9 - Channel 10
Paul Maric (born 27 June 1987) is an Australian journalist and radio presenter. He writes for Australian automotive website CarAdvice.com and co-hosts CarAdvice on the Macquarie Network with Steve Price.
Early life and education
Maric was born in Novi Sad, Serbia and migrated to Australia in 1989. He grew up in Geelong; in 2008 he moved to Melbourne where he worked part-time in IT and as a freelance motoring journalist.
In 2011, Maric graduated from Swinburne University of Technology with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) and began working full time at Downer Engineering as a Project Engineer, while also working part time as a motoring journalist.
Maric began his career in automotive journalism in 2004 after starting a motoring website called TheGarage.com.au, which was an online portal for automotive news and car reviews.
In 2005, Maric was appointed the part-time role of motoring editor to weekly Geelong newspaper, the Geelong News.
In 2006, he met founder of CarAdvice.com, Alborz Fallah, and began contributing content to CarAdvice on a regular basis. In 2007, Maric sold TheGarage.com.au to CarAdvice.com for an undisclosed amount in return for shares in the company.
Since 2007 he worked as a freelance motoring journalist for AutoExpress, MSN Autos, Driven NZ, MAXIM, Men's Fitness Magazine, The Geelong Advertiser, The Epoch Times, Style Magazines, A Current Affair and 4BC Brisbane. Since 2015, Maric has worked full time as a Senior Road Tester with CarAdvice.com.
In 2016, Nine Entertainment Group purchased a majority share of CarAdvice.com for $35 million, Maric is understood to have divested his shares as part of this purchase.
Also in 2016, Maric was selected to co-host the CarAdvice radio show on the Macquarie Network with Steve Price and Trent Nikolic. Around the same time he began a weekly motoring segment on Thursday afternoons on the Denis Walter Afternoons program on 3AW. Maric also co-hosts a Saturday afternoon motoring show across the Talking Lifestyle network.
Maric regularly contributes as an automotive expert on The Project (Channel 10), the Today Show (Channel 9), Nine News (Channel 9) and Ten News (Channel 10).
- The Tesla Model S P85D v V8 Supercar video has around 2 million views on YouTube and went viral within 24 hours of being published. The video also appeared on the front page of Reddit within its first 48 hours.
- In 2016, Maric published a story about the upcoming Mercedes-Benz X-Class utility. The story revealed engine details and body details ahead of the vehicle's official reveal in 2017.
- In 2015, revealed that Australian manufacturer Holden would begin using a naturally aspirated LS3 V8 engine in the Commodore range, along with axing LPG from the Commodore line up
- Earlier in 2015, Maric revealed that Ford commenced working on a Ford Ranger Raptor. This story was followed up with photographs of the Raptor prototype in 2017
- In the same year, he also revealed that Ford's last Falcon models would be called the XR6 and XR8 Sprint.
- In 2009, Maric published images and details about Ford's upcoming Ford Territory diesel.
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