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Bill Woods

Bill Woods

Bill Woods has now been broadcasting for 25 years, 18 of those with Network Ten.

His first foray in to the media was as a DJ for country radio station 2BS in 1983. The Bachelor of Arts Journalism graduate moved on to report and present news for Radio 2WS in Sydney before becoming that network’s sports director in 1988. Part-time work for TEN during the 88 Olympics lead to his full-time recruitment early in 1989.

Since joining, Bill has become a TEN stalwart, versatile in production, reporting, hosting and anchoring. He has returned to his roots since 2006, anchoring the Weekend 5PM and Early News national bulletins and is back-up anchor for the five o'clock news while still fronting TEN special events like the 2007 Rugby World Cup, 2007 Federal Election coverage,  the David Beckham interview and match telecast, Australian F1 Grand Prix and Australian Motogp.

In his many years with the TEN newsroom Bill has won numerous individual awards for sports reporting which has taken him around the world to major events, such as the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games at which he fronted TEN’s extensive news coverage.

On the production side he has collected on behalf of the network five Logie awards (4 for the Bathurst 1000 coverage he anchored and one for the 1994 Commonwealth Games which he co-anchored). He has also anchored and commentated on the Australian F1 Grand Prix, Australian Motogp, the Gold Coast Indy, Triathlon Grand Prix Series, NBL Basketball, International Rugby, Australian Ladies Masters and the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

Bill's heavy commitment to TEN's motor sport coverage has taken much of his time in the past 10 years and inspired him to fulfil a long-held ambition: writing his first book. Legends Of Speed, about Australia's great race drivers, was a best-seller, re-printed twice. His second book, a biography of Muslim rugby league player Hazem El Masri, was released in March 2007 and had sold out by the end of the year.

He is also looking at expanding his role as a back-up talkback host on Sydney's Radio 2UE.

Woods is still an active sportsman, reader, musician, fisherman and home handyman who values his time with his wife Leanne and three teenage children on Sydney's northern beaches. He loves movies but his collection of the "Seinfeld" and "Yes Minister" television series says more about his sense of humour.



Kathryn Robinson

Kathryn Robinson

Kathryn Robinson is one of Network Ten's most diverse and popular presenters. 

Currently she presents TEN's national Early News bulletin Monday through to Thursday and the Late News on Friday nights. 

Kathryn also regularly co-anchors Sydney's TEN's News at Five bulletin during the summer period and fills in on the Morning News and 9am with David and Kim. Kathryn also co-hosts Network Ten's annual City to Surf broadcasts.
 
Kathryn joined Network Ten as a reporter four years ago, covering a broad spectrum of stories ranging from the 2005 Christmas bushfires to the iconic Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
 
Her skills as a journalist are highly regarded and her ability to report on a wide range of stories makes her a key Network asset.  Her experience, empathy and knowledge make her an invaluable presenter.
 
Kathryn's skills have been recognised by the Yen Young Women of the Year awards, for which she is currently an ambassador.
 
Kathryn began her journalism career in 2001 when she embarked on a Masters of Journalism at Charles Sturt University while reporting for Channel Seven's Sydney Weekender.
 
Since that time Kathryn honed her skills as a reporter in the Prime newsroom in Orange.  She then went on to host a current affairs program in Canberra.  Kathryn moved back to Sydney in 2004, to work as a producer and presenter at Sky News. 
 
Prior to her journalism career, Kathryn worked in the finance industry - making her mark at Macquarie Bank.  She was a successful currency portfolio trader between 1993 and 2000 gaining invaluable corporate and financial knowledge.
 
Kathryn also ran her own successful event management business between 1998 and 2003 and holds Bachelor of Economics and Master of Journalism degrees.
 
She is married to Channel Seven's network correspondent Chris Reason and together they have one year old twins - Sam and Lucy.


Natarsha Belling

Natarsha Belling

Natarsha Belling is one of the best known news presenters on Australian television. She read her first international news bulletin at just 21. Natarsha now has a decade of experience reporting and breaking some of the nation’s biggest news stories. Her passion, warmth and sincerity has seen the popular presenter enjoy a meteoric rise.

In 2007, Natarsha was promoted to be the face of Network Ten's innovative one hour morning news. She not only anchors the day's major headlines, but conducts in studio interviews and live crosses to the news makers and breakers, giving the audience unprecedented information and analysis of the day's important issues.

Natarsha's well awarded journalistic background and passion for medical and social issues cements her expertise in covering the news that really matters to audiences. The one hour format allows Natarsha to deliver and dissect the latest information on a wide range of important issues from major emergencies to the child care debate.

Natarsha's rare and admirable talents were recognized early on in her stellar career. She was offered a full time journalism position whilst still completing her final year of a Bachelor of Communications at the prestigious Charles Sturt University in Bathurst. After just 12 months gaining invaluable experience as a regional reporter for Prime News in Orange, Natarsha was poached to join the ABC news team in Darwin.

Whilst working with the ABC, Natarsha was at the forefront of reporting on the controversial euthanasia debate. It was in Darwin Natarsha’s skill as a newsreader was first discovered. At just 21 she presented her first bulletin for both ABC News Darwin and the Australia Television News Service, which was beamed to millions of viewers throughout Australia and Asia.

In 1998, Natarsha was again poached, this time to join Network Ten in Sydney as a news journalist and presenter.  Natarsha has presented the news to millions of Australian viewers across all the network's major bulletins, including the national late night, weekend and morning news services.

She has also received a number of prestigious awards for her medical reporting, including the Heart Foundation's Excellence in Journalism Award. And late last year Natarsha also received the The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation’s Award for Outstanding reporting for her coverage of Type 2 diabetes.

Natarsha is also a sought after MC, with a wealth of experience. She has hosted a variety of prestigious events from International Women's Day at Parliament House in Canberra, to Australia Day Live Celebrations with a crowd of more than 200,000 in Sydney's Darling Harbour.

In 2006, Natarsha proudly announced what she sees as her biggest achievement to date, the birth of her first child, Harrison. This life changing role now gives her invaluable insight into many of the issues confronting Australian families. No doubt Natarsha will take on motherhood with as much passion and dedication as she gives her work.


Sandra Sully

To viewers she is an absolute delight, a professional journalist with the expertise to transcend the 'read' and really 'tell' the story with warmth, sincerity and the ability to be objective at all times.

Sandra Sully is enjoying her 12th year as the national Anchor for Network Ten's Late News with Sports Tonight.  As well as presenting, she is also the show's Senior Editor and plays an integral role in producing and compiling the bulletin.

Complimenting her role at TEN, she hosted the Network's successful series Australia's Brainiest Kid and the brainiest television franchise which included such shows as Australia's Brainiest Comedian and Australia's Braniest TV Star.

A true professional, Sandra delivered a live-to-air news bulletin whilst being in the midst of a disaster - the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. With calm and poise, Sandra was the first person to tell Australia about the tragic events unfolding before her eyes while delivering a professional news bulletin on the world's worst terrorist attack.

Most recently, Sandra hosted COOL AID: The National Carbon Test which featured her exclusive interviews with Al Gore, former US vice president and creator of An Inconvenient Truth, and Australian of the Year Tim Flannery.

In 2005, Sandra spoke with Douglas Wood in TEN's exclusive, world-first interview with the Australian hostage freed from his kidnappers in Iraq. 

Sandra was also on air in 1997 during one of Australia’s worst natural disasters, the Thredbo Landslide. Like New York, this horrific piece of news was delivered professionally under difficult conditions. 

She has subsequently covered the anniversary commemorations of both the Bali Bombing and September 11 tragedies.

Sandra's versatility has enabled her to cover numerous events for the network including becoming the first woman to co-host Australia's national iconic sporting event, The Melbourne Cup and was part of the coverage for seven years.

Sandra has also hosted the prestigious Australian of the Year Awards with Prime Minister John Howard for the last five years in Canberra.

Since joining Network Ten in 1991, Sandra has been an integral part of the news team, covering elite events such as reporting on the 1996 Atlanta Games and in 1994, covered the XV Commonwealth Games in Canada.  Coupled with this, Sandra co-hosted Good Morning Australia in 1992 and was co-anchor for the FIRST AT FIVE news hour in 1993.

Sandra began her career with TEN in Canberra working at the parliamentary bureau.  Her passion for politics led her to host the 1996 Federal Election.

In her spare time, Sandra is heavily involved in a number of charity organisations. She is on the Women's Advisory Board for the National Breast Cancer Centre, a position she has held for five years, is co-patron of Spinal Cure and is a member of the Carbine Club, an organisation that raises money for Kids Sport.

Sandra's passion for news has cemented her position as one of the finest newsreaders in the country, delivering the TEN LATE NEWS with integrity and credibility.
 


Brad McEwan

Brad McEwan

No one can accuse sports presenter Brad McEwan of not being on the ball.  
  
The Bendigo-born presenter for TEN's flagship sports program Sports Tonight, has been involved in almost every sport, whether participating or covering.   

Brad grew up in Lockington, with a population of approximately 300 people, and studied physical education at Ballarat University.

In 1994, Brad commenced a four-year period at Triple M Radio in Melbourne where he worked in the newsroom as a sports reporter and presenter.

In 1998, Brad left the shores of Australia to go and work in Europe where he enjoyed working briefly as a sports presenter for Edinburgh radio station, Scot FM.

His entry into television arrived in 1999 when he commenced work with Network Ten in Melbourne as a sports reporter.
 
 In 2004, Brad moved to Brisbane as TEN's News at Five sports anchor, producer and writer.

During this time he also hosted Queensland's local AFL show Queensland Rules, and commentated from the boundary for many of the AFL games held in Brisbane.

In late 2006, Network Ten welcomed the new format of Late News with Sports Tonight, which tempted Brad to make the move south to Sydney in 2007.

Hosted by Sandra Sully and Brad McEwan, TEN's Late News with Sports Tonight combines the latest news with a comprehensive look at the day in sport all in a half hour format from Monday to Thursday.

When not speaking or writing sport, Brad enjoys participating in all types of sports especially swimming. He still makes time for his other interests, which includes listening to music, cooking and collecting antiques.


Deborah Knight

A member of the "Mitchell mafia" Deborah Knight graduated with a journalism degree from Charles Sturt University in Bathurst.

Radio was her first love, finely tuned in regional NSW in her first job at 2WG in Wagga Wagga.

Keen for a new challenge in "the big smoke", she took up an offer from Mix 106.5 in Sydney, and then accepted a position with the ABC.

Her ability to quickly grasp new subject matter was reflected in her varied roles at the national broadcaster, from rural reporting, to Triple J, and hosting the prestigious AM and Breakfast program on Radio National.

Deborah entered the world of television as a presenter/reporter with the much-loved ABC TV show "Landline" where her work, specifically interviewing the Prime Minister, caught the eye of TEN political editor Paul Bongiorno.

From the ABC, Deborah joined Network Ten in the Canberra Press Gallery. She covered two Federal elections and regularly presented Meet the Press and the Network news, before taking the leap overseas. Deborah headed up TEN’s US Bureau (based in Los Angeles) for 3 years, covering tumultuous stories including September 11, the re-election of George W Bush and the Iraq War.

Deborah returned to Australia in November 2004 and joined Ron Wilson as co-anchor of Sydney's Ten News at Five Bulletin in January 2006.

Once a month Deborah also hosts Meet the Press, TEN's national live current affairs program which attracts the nation's top leaders and discusses the big news stories of the week.
 


Neil Cordy

Neil's sporting career began when he debuted with the Footscray Football Club in 1979 after being recruited from Traralgon in Victoria.

He went on to play 139 games for the Bulldogs and remained with the club until 1986 before he made the move to the Sydney Swans in 1987.  Playing more of a defensive role, he played 96 games in total until 1993 when he hung up his boots.

Following Neil's move to Sydney for his football career, he stayed in the city and joined Network Ten as sports reporter.  He contributes to Sports Tonight and is a valued member of TEN's commentary team with his role as Boundary Rider for all Sydney Swans home games.


Paul Bongiorno

Paul Bongiorno is Network Ten's Parliament House Bureau Chief in Canberra and Political Editor, positions he has held since 1991.

He has been the host of the Ten Network’s national, political program, "Meet The Press" since 1996.

Paul came to the Bureau in December 1987 from Channel Ten, Brisbane.

In Brisbane he covered state politics and established a reputation as an investigative journalist winning four national Walkley Awards - the only TV journalist to do so.

In 1987 Paul was also the "Bulletin" magazine's Queensland correspondent. He is a regular radio commentator.

Paul has been in television journalism since 1974.He started out with the Seven Network in Melbourne and did a stint at WIN TV in Wollongong.

He is married with two daughters and has a Master's Degree in Theology from the Pontifical Urban University in Rome.


Rob Canning

As a fifteen year-old Rob Canning set himself the goal to one day work for Network Ten's leading national sports program Sports Tonight. It's therefore fitting that Rob and the show now enter into an eighth year together.
 
With a bachelor of arts in communications with a major in broadcast journalism from Charles Sturt University, Rob's first job in journalism was with WIN TV in Orange in 2000.
 
A producer from TEN's Sports Tonight saw the potential in Rob and within three weeks had poached him to join Sports Tonight in Sydney as a journalist.
 
At just 22 years old, Rob was the youngest person to anchor Sports Tonight.
 
More recently Rob has presented Sports Tonight on a regular basis.
 
Rob has covered a number of popular and memorable Australian and international sporting events including the 2007 and 2003 Rugby world cups, Super12/14 seasons, the national rugby league competition - including origin campaigns and grand finals, the San Francisco Red Bull air race, Bathurst 1000's, Gold Coast Indy events and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
 
TEN's coverage of the Vodafone national beach volleyball presented Rob with yet another opportunity to commentate on a popular nationally televised sport. Rob has covered the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 beach volleyball seasons with Olympic gold medallist Kerri Pottharst.
 
Rob is an active sports person, having represented NSW and the Bathurst Goldminers in basketball. The former junior school captain of Barker College (1991) has competed in four marathons since 2004. He aims to run one marathon every year.
 
Rob loves to camp, read, play drums, feed his plants and visit his cat Ruperict who is a professional assassin of possums.


Ron Wilson

Ron Wilson is a 35 year veteran of news and current affairs, more than 28 of them with Network Ten as a journalist and newsreader.

Ron was just four years old when his family arrived in Australia from Northern Ireland, settling first in Victoria. On leaving Geelong Grammar School, he moved to Darwin and studied for a law degree. 

Ron's mother was a writer for Crawford Productions in the sixties on shows such as Homicide and Division Four.  Eventually the TV bug struck and the law degree was abandoned for a career on the small screen.

Cyclone Tracy struck at Christmas in 1974.

Ron's family was split up in the evacuation and his father remained in Darwin to work with the re-building teams.

Thanks to the Salvos, Ron soon found work with Wollongong radio station 2WL, and then in 1977 it was off to Wagga Wagga to get back into television as a newsreader.

After marriage and an overseas trip, he settled back in Sydney once again, working first for 2SM and then 2UE.  Part-time voice over work for Channel Ten led him to join the station full-time in October 1979, initially as a journalist and then as newsreader.

Good Morning Australia secured Ron to present the news for TEN's national breakfast program from 1982 and later as its host with Sandra Sully.

Since 1994, Ron has co-presented Ten's News at Five and welcomed his new co-presenter Deborah Knight to the desk in January 2006.

Ron has been happily married for 28 years and has three children.

As a result of his insight into the operations of the Salvation Army from the receiving end, Ron remains a committed supporter of their work and among other things, has hosted their Red Shield Appeal in Sydney for the last ten years.

Ron is also heavily involved in the Variety Club of Australia and Father Chris Riley's Youth Off The Streets. In the early 1980's, as a result of special reports produced and presented by Ron, Father Riley secured a sponsorship deal to fund his very first farm for street kids.


Tim Webster

Originally from Sydney, Tim Webster's rise from night time disc jockey at radio 2BS Bathurst, NSW in 1973 to Sydney 2SM by 1974 was probably one of the fastest leaps from country to city radio in history.

Part of the original groundbreaking Sydney 2MMMFM on-air team in 1980, Tim settled at 2DAYFM a year later and was there until the late 1980's.

In 1981 Tim turned his talents to television and was the first newsreader on Good Morning Australia, which he later co-hosted with Kerri-Anne Kennerly in 1987 - 1988 and again in 1991.

From 1982 - 1986 Tim presented Eyewitness News with Katrina Lee and briefly with Ann Sanders before taking Eyewitness News to 5.00pm in 1992 as news presenter with Katrina Lee.

For many years, Tim hosted the Melbourne Cup Carnival, in particular the race that stops a nation, the Melbourne Cup. Coupled with this, Tim was involved with co-hosting the 1994 Commonwealth Games.

Tim loves all sport but ask him which is his favourite and there will be no hesitation in his answer – golf. An avid golfer himself, Tim's handicap has been sliding for a few years now due to a knee injury (so he says!).

In 1993, Tim became the host of Sports Tonight, Network Ten's nightly sports news program.

Tim is currently the sports presenter for Sydney's Ten News at Five and is the co-presenter of Perth's Ten News at Five.

Tim is also a regular for Sports Tonight in Sydney and is the permanent replacement for John Laws on 2UE's John Laws Morning Show when John is away.


Tim Bailey

Tim Bailey started his career as a journalist in his hometown of Hobart with the Hobart Mercury, following in the footsteps of two generations of his family. In Hobart he was a General Roundsman, where he had the opportunity to be posted to the West Coast and cover Industrial Relations and the Environment. Returning to Hobart, 12 months later, Tim moved into the sports department where he covered cricket, football, golf and the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race.

Soon after, Tim headed north to the Gold Coast where he worked as a Feature Writer for the Gold Coast Bulletin for four years, establishing his own News Agency and selling stories internationally and domestically.

Tim’s next step forward in the media was a progression into radio where he became an inaugural member of Sea FM Gold Coast’s very first morning crew.

Tim headed south again in 1990 and joined Network TEN's Good Morning Australia as a reporter working for Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Mike Gibson before receiving an offer to join Sydney radio station 2Day FM.

Tim has now worked at 2Day FM for twelve years, starting out with the Morning Crew doing humour and sport.  He has now been their surf and snow reporter for the past eight years.

The lure of television was never far away however and Tim returned to TEN, reviving his role on GMA and joining the team on Totally Wild as a presenter. Tim also hosted his own early morning program, The Big Breakfast.

A sporting man for all seasons, Tim commentated for the Uncle Toby's Super Series and was a feature reporter at the Commonwealth Games in Canada in 1994. Tim has also hosted a weekly national basketball show (Air Time) and the Coca-Cola NRG-White Room. Tim is currently the host of the Vodaphone Australian Beach Volleyball Tour.

One of Australia’s most recognisable faces, Tim currently presents the weather on location around NSW for the First at Five News with Ron Wilson and Deborah Knight.


Jim Carroll

Having earned a reputation as one of Australia's best news and current affairs producers Jim Carroll was appointed Network Ten's Head of News in October 2005.

He joined the Network in 2000 stepping away from journalism to take an executive role managing TEN's corporate affairs and investor relations strategies.

Born in Sydney, Jim began his media career as a newspaper journalist at News Limited in 1977 before moving into radio at the fledgling 2MMM firstly as a newsreader and reporter, then as news editor.

Following a year working for agencies in Europe Jim returned to complete an economics degree before becoming a senior political advisor to the New South Wales Government in 1984.

Four years later he joined the Seven Network as a news producer, and then had a stint in London as European bureau chief. Coming back to Sydney Jim was appointed the Network's foreign editor and then promoted to deputy news director.

In 1992 he was offered the position of Executive Producer on the Nine Network's The World Tonight and the following year launched Nightline.

Jim has produced a number of award winning programs, been a judge of the Walkley Awards and helped guide the careers of some of Australia's most prominent media identities.

Married to Jane and the father of Sam, Claudia and Will, Jim has plenty of interests outside the newsroom. He is involved in a range of community activities and is a surfing, skiing, basketball and rugby union enthusiast, the latter a sport in which he is a qualified coach and referee.


Emily Rice

As Network Ten's Environment Reporter, Emily Rice is able to indulge in her greatest passions - helping the planet and putting important, informative and compelling stories to air.

Growing up on a farm in rural South Australia, Emily has had a deep affinity with the land and Australia's natural environment since childhood. Equally as strong is her insatiable appetite for news.

Emily began her journalism career as a news reporter at The Adelaide Advertiser, Adelaide's major metropolitan newspaper, a few days after her 20th birthday.

At just 22, Emily was promoted to the role of education editor, and for the first time in her career was able to push environmental issues - long before they were in vogue.
 
While education editor, Emily headed a major series on the plight of the River Murray, which was short listed in The Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing.

In 2003, Emily commenced her career with Network Ten in Adelaide, and it wasn't long before she was again chasing environmental stories. Emily was the only Australian television reporter to follow the World Solar Car Race from Darwin to Adelaide in both 2003 and 2005.

As a general reporter Emily was also involved in some of the state's biggest stories including the tragic 2005 Eyre Peninsula bushfires, and local Asian Tsunami reports.

In 2004 Emily was named South Australia Young Television Reporter of the year.

Formally moving into the Adelaide newsroom's environment round in 2006, Emily gave sustained coverage to the state's water and drought crisis, and in 2007 was named SA Rural Reporter for her drought coverage. Emily was the first ever metropolitan journalist to ever receive the award.

In 2007, Emily made the move to TEN in Sydney following her promotion to national environment reporter. Within a month of taking up her new position, Emily travelled to Bali for The World Climate Conference, during which the Prime Minister signed the Kyoto Protocol.

Away from work, Emily spends much time as she can outdoors. She is a keen runner and bushwalker. When she's not sprinting around Sydney, she enjoys catching up with her family back on the farm, and friends in the beautiful Barossa Valley.

Emily is also a member of the Australian Conservation Foundation and is about to embark on Certificate One in Active Volunteering through the Conservation Volunteers Australia.

In her new role at TEN, Emily not only wants to expose environmental problems, but wants to encourage the community to get green and promote positive environmental initiatives.


Nicole Strahan

As Network Ten's US Bureau chief, Nicole Strahan is able to combine her passion and expertise for current affairs, international news stories and of course the glitz and glamour of Hollywood on a daily basis. 

After completing high school at John Paul College in Melbourne, Nicole embarked on an Arts Degree at the University of Melbourne in 1993.

Having long held ambitions to become a journalist, Nicole completed work experience with local newspaper group Leader Newspapers, which ultimately led to a cadetship with the company.

Nicole started her cadetship with the Southern Peninsula Gazette in Rosebud, and over the next few years was lucky enough to work across several of the Leader's titles culminating in a role as senior journalist at Progress Press.

In 1999, she was offered a position at the Melbourne bureau of The Australian. Throughout this period Nicole covered a variety of stories including industrial relations, state and federal politics and general interest news.

In 2000, Nicole took a leave of absence from The Australian to live in Germany for 12 months with her husband. While in Germany, she studied an Arts Degree (with majors in Politics and Sociology) by correspondence and learnt German. Nicole also began her Certificate III in fitness instruction.

Nicole and her husband returned to her position at The Australian in September 2001 and completed her Arts degree. Nicole also finished her fitness instructor certificate specialising in Les Mills programs which cover a number of disciplines including dance, strength training, martial arts, Pilates, yoga and tai chi.

The following year, Nicole commenced her television career at Network Ten in Melbourne. While in the Melbourne newsroom she covered a multitude of stories including the Beaconsfield mine rescue, the second Bali Bombings in 2005, the Asian Tsunami (as producer), the Victorian bushfires, the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games as well as a plethora or court and sport stories.

She has also covered state and federal politics; even spending time in TEN's Canberra Bureau. Nicole has also worked as a producer and chief of staff.

In 2007, Nicole was appointed TEN's US Bureau chief based in LA.

Staying fit remains a passion for Nicole and her husband. They are regular gym goers and cyclists. Nicole also likes cooking with her husband for her family and friends, going to the movies and theatre and travelling. She also enjoys gardening and is slowly developing her green thumb.


Danielle Isdale

As Network Ten's European Correspondent, Danielle Isdale is able to combine her passion and expertise for current affairs, international news and travel on a daily basis.  

Danielle began her journalism career as a cadet reporter with Network Ten in Townsville while completing her last year of high school.  

In 2001, Danielle made the move south to Brisbane after she was offered a position as a general news reporter at TEN.  

While gaining valuable on the job experience, Danielle also made time to continue her studies and in 2005 completed a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Queensland.  

While at TEN News in Brisbane, she worked as a court reporter, and often filled in as the state parliament reporter. Danielle also acted as the Queensland Health inquiry reporter, which allowed her to travel extensively throughout Queensland and cover the complete overhaul of Queensland's health system.  

In 2005, Danielle was awarded a Network Ten state reporter (Queensland) award and made the move to TEN's Canberra Bureau as a political reporter.  

2006, also proved a huge year career-wise for Danielle as she filled in as TEN's LA Correspondent at TEN's LA Bureau, completed a coveted CNN internship in the USA and was then promoted to TEN's Sydney offices as a national network reporter in 2007.  

Throughout her time at TEN in Sydney, Danielle covered a plethora of stories and even travelled to Iraq for a series of special reports.  

Danielle also filled in as finance presenter, alongside Bill Woods, on TEN's Early News, allowing her to draw on her financial knowledge and economics degree to present all of the breaking news in the finance world.  

In October 2007, Danielle was posted to TEN's London Bureau as TEN's first European Correspondent.  

Danielle revels in the travel associated with her job and throughout her time at TEN has filed stories from Australia, Europe, America and the Middle East. She is enjoying being based in London which provides ample opportunity for her to travel internationally on a regular basis.


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Helen Kapalos

Helen Kapalos began her career as a reporter on ABC Radio in Newcastle in 1994 before moving to SBS after winning a national scholarship.  

She worked in several areas at SBS, including news, the Network documentary indigenous cultural affairs program, ICAM, and the health show, Second Opinion.  

Helen then returned to Newcastle and spent several years in commercial radio and TV, including the Nine Network’s regional affiliate NBN, where she wrote, directed and produced an award-winning documentary on the closure of BHP.  

In 2001 Helen was approached to join the Nine Network as a reporter on National Nine News where she covered breaking news events such as the Waterfall train disaster and the historic Sydney Gang rape trial. She also played a key role in the 2004 Athens Olympics coverage, where she reported for several news and current affairs programs from the Greek capital and across Europe. Upon her return she was appointed host of the Late News program Nightline. In addition to that role, she presented the weekly news segment on the Network’s flagship current affairs program Sunday, alongside host Jana Wendt.  

Helen currently presents Network Ten Melbourne's 5pm news with Mal Walden.  

In 2006, she was one of the red carpet hosts for TEN's Brownlow Medal telecast. In addition to appearing as a panelist on TEN's 9am with David & Kim program, Helen also presents news segments for the Network's National News.
   


Mal Walden

Mal Walden's career spans four decades in broadcasting and television.  He started his media career in 1961 at Warrnambool radio station 3YB where he was a breakfast announcer for three years.  From Warrnambool he moved across Bass Strait to Tasmania where he joined 7EX and later Channel 9, also in Launceston.  Between 1966 and 1969 Mal was a general announcer and news reporter for Melbourne's 3DB.

In 1969 he took a year off from the hectic media scene and backpacked around South East Asia and Europe spending six months on a kibbutz in Israel, where he produced his first radio documentary.

Mal returned to Melbourne in 1970 and joined HSV-7 where he hosted a number of shows, including the popular program Jeopardy.  Later the next year he began a journalism cadetship with Seven.  One of the highlights of Mal's seven years as a reporter at the station was his scoop as the first reporter at the scene of Cyclone Tracey in Darwin in 1974.

In 1978 Mal became the first working journalist to be appointed a senior television presenter, a trend that has since been adopted by most other Networks.  In April 1987 Mal not only read the news, he made the news.  His public sacking from HSV7 by the Fairfax Sydney Television Group led to public protests, staff walkouts and a plunge in news ratings.  His immediate move to the TEN Network saw a record news rating of 40 and so began an association with TEN.

At Network TEN Mal presented the news bulletin with David Johnston along with a new innovative segment called "Mal's Melbourne" which covered a wide variety of human interest stories.  This segment saw happy endings to many stories.  In 1990 Mal presented the weekend news bulletin.

Another highlight of Mal's career was covering the Melbourne bid for the Olympic Games from Tokyo - coverage praised by the Prime Minister himself!

In December 1995 Mal was appointed newsreader of NETWORK TEN's 5pm news.  In 2006 Mal became the longest continually serving face on Australian television after 36 years in television news.

Mal and his wife Pauline have two adult children, twins Sarah and James.  Mal is a keen gardener and fisherman and loves golf.


Stephen Quartermain

Born in Melbourne, Stephen Quartermain lived in New York, London and Sydney before finally settling back in Melbourne at the age of 10.

He began his career in journalism in 1980 as a cadet reporter with Leader Associated Newspapers, moving two years later to the ABC.  During his three years as an ABC radio and television journalist, he gained extensive experience covering politics, industrial rounds, police rounds and his first love, sport.

Stephen joined the TEN Network in December 1984.

Highlights of his career include on-the-spot reporting at the 1988 Seoul and Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the 1990 Auckland and 1994 Canadian Commonwealth Games, the 1989 Ashes cricket tour of England, Wimbledon and the World Gymnastics Championships in Germany.

Between 1990 and 1995 Stephen hosted an AFL show which was seen in Britain, the United States, Canada and more than 20 other countries.  During 1991 he co-hosted TEN's popular sports program Sportsweek.

Stephen also anchors the Network’s nightly sports reports in Melbourne.

During his career Stephen has won several sporting awards for his coverage of cricket, football, basketball and swimming.  He also runs his own media consultancy business "Quartertime".

Stephen has called five Grand Finals for television and six for radio as well as hosting three Brownlow Medal counts.


Mike Larkan

Mike Larkan began his career as a clerk in the sporting section of the Sydney Sun in 1976, working for the then editor Derryn Hinch. About the same time, he landed small acting roles in TV soapies and commercials and played guitar in a garage band. After completing a part-time radio course, Mike landed jobs at 2NZ, 2TM in New South Wales and 4BU in Queensland as a disc jockey.

Near the end of 1982, Mike began travelling extensively visiting Europe, North Africa and the United States.  His versatility had him turning his hand at many jobs including picking olives in Greece, pouring beer in a London pub, milking cows in Israel and even working as an extra a Hollywood movie!

Upon his return to Australia two years later, Mike joined Capital Television in Canberra writing and reporting for the evening news and reading news updates. When the opportunity arose to become Capital’s weatherman, Mike seized it and turned what was just a weather report, into an entertaining, informative and often humorous weather segment.  He also returned to radio on 2CA.

In 1996 Mike was lured from Canberra to become TEN Melbourne's weather presenter.  Whatever the weather you will find Mike out there in the thick of it doing his unique live crosses from Melbourne landmarks including Federation Square, Southgate, Scienceworks, Melbourne Zoo, Flemington Racecourse, the Aquarium (with the sharks) and the beach.  One memorable moment happened when a rhino at the Open Range Zoo at Werribee charged the news car he was sitting in preparing his script for the day – all captured by the news camera crew! 

Mike hosts many of TEN's special events including the prestigious Young Australian of the Year Awards. He also has a daily weather spot on the popular Ernie Sigley show on radio 3AW. Mike is also one of a select few to be nominated as an Australia Day Ambassador and Melbourne Zoo Ambassador. He regularly hosts charity events, openings, carols by candlelight and presents weekly motivational talks to primary and secondary students around Melbourne.  Through his own company, Mike conducts corporate trivia/games nights under the banner of Larkanabout, with Mike.

Mike, whose family originally came from Melbourne, lives in a bayside suburb with his wife Kathy.  They have two children, Grace, born in November 2002 and Adam born in February 2004.


ADELAIDE

 

 

George Donikian

George Donikian joined Adelaide's Ten News from TCN 9 Sydney in January 1991.

Despite being born and raised in Sydney, George commenced his media career as an announcer with Radio station 4AM in far North Queensland in the mid 70's and was soon lured in a southerly direction arriving at 2WL in Wollongong NSW.

From there, George moved to Sydney's newest commercial station 2WS in 1979, where he performed as an announcer, newsreader and sports reporter.

George married in 1979.

George's television career began in 1980, when during a chance meeting he impressed the late Bruce Gyngell, who saw him as the ideal presenter for multi cultural television, which launched in Melbourne and Sydney in 1980, as Channel 0 and 28.

Over the next 5 years, the network evolved into the SBS.
As the network's first news anchor, George established himself as host of the highly acclaimed S.B.S World News.

In 1985 George's daughter Lauren was born.

Over the first 8 and half years at SBS, George hosted a number of special events for the network, as well as the first Quiz show "Hello Australia" with Kay Stammers.
George also called 4 seasons of the then NSL football, plus a host of other sports.

Late in 1988, George left the SBS to join the Nine Network.

During his stint at NINE, George featured, on the Wide World of Sports, and Sports Sunday programs, read the news on the top rating Coast to Coast show with industry icon Graham Kennedy.


He presented the National Nine "Morning News" bulletin and featured on the Today Show with then hosts George Negus and Liz Hayes.

While in Sydney, George freelanced as morning news presenter, on top rating radio station 2DAY.FM.

George hosted a number of Talkback Radio stints with Radio 2GB, standing in for John Tingle.

George was part of Nine's commentary team during the 1988 State of Origin Rugby League series.
He worked on the Test Series England versus Australia, in the same year,
and in 1990, was on hand in Rome to cover the World Cup Finals in Italy, for both the Nine Network and Sydney FM and AM radio.

In 1991 George left Sydney to join Network Ten Adelaide.

Career highlights, include:

- An original member, on the Immigration Review Panel, set up by then Federal Minster Ian McPhee in the 80’s.

- A special reporter, on the 3 network coverage of the Bi centennial celebrations, called 'Celebration of a Nation' 1988.

- Inaugural host of the Ethnic Business awards on SBS, 1989 and 1990.

- Tonight Live on Seven, as a "stand in" for host Steve Vizard.

- More talk back radio on Radio 5AA in Adelaide in the mid 90's.

- George anchored TEN's "national" weekend news, from Sydney through the late 90's and covered the death of Diana Princess of Wales.
 
- George was part of a group of journalists from around the world to visit Greece in 1997 and 1999, as a guests of the Greek Government, to report on how Athen’s was preparing for the Olympic Games of 2004.

- In 1997 and again in 1999, George hosted 2 tours, one for Cunard and Harvey  World Travel on the QE2 and the other to South America.  

- In 2006, hosted mornings on 774 ABC Melbourne.

- Joined the "Could Have Been Champions" on ABC Radio, for coverage of the 2006 World Cup Finals which featured Australia.

- Hosted coverage of the "Australia Italy" game, live from Lygon St in Carlton, with the ABC breakfast host Red Symons.

In 2000, George moved to Melbourne, to pioneer Ten Adelaide's digital news service with Nikki Dwyer, from the studio's at the Como Centre, in South Yarra.

George was the voice of the Olympic Soccer Tournament held at the MCG, during the Sydney Olympics in 2000, and the voice of Telstra Dome, during the Rugby World Cup in 2003.
 
In 2004, George hosted the official "Street Party" organised by the Melbourne City Council and the State Government in the heart of Lonsdale Street in Melbourne, when Greece met Portugal in the final of the European Championship in Lisbon.

George covered the opening ceremony and the Athens Olympics, for Melbourne commercial radio in 2004.

In October 2004, George was elected President of the famed NSL Club South Melbourne which is based at Bob Jane Stadium in Albert Park.

Over the past 8 years, George has also anchored Melbourne's Ten News, as a stand in for Mal Waldon.

George hosts "weekend" news shows in Adelaide and Melbourne, during the AFL footy season.

George re-married in 2005. 

George currently reads Ten Adelaide’s 5pm News with co anchor, Rebecca Morse.

 


Rebecca Morse

Rebecca Morse presents Adelaide's Ten News at Five with George Donikian.

She was born in Adelaide and educated at Blackwood High School.

After completing a Journalism degree at the University of South Australia, Rebecca won a cadetship with the ABC in Adelaide.

She embarked on successful postings in Port Pirie, Darwin and Brisbane before returning to Adelaide as a senior reporter and presenter for ABC TV and radio news.

Rebecca was a 2004 Walkley Award finalist in the TV news category and was named South Australian Journalist of the Year in 2005.

She joined Adelaide's Ten News as a presenter in March 2006.

Rebecca is married to Ten journalist James Wakelin and they have a daughter, Grace.

 


Mark Aiston

After 14 years working as the sports host for the ABC in Adelaide, Mark Aiston joined Network TEN on January 22nd 1996 as the stations number one football reporter, and was then appointed Sports Presenter on December 26th 1997.

Since then Mark has worked on most of the network’s sporting events including the Sydney to Hobart, Bathurst, Indi Car, Moto GP, the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, The Clipsal 500 Adelaide, World Netball Championships and Australia Day celebrations.

Mark works for Network Ten’s national sports program "Sports Tonight". He also hosts sport for TEN's 11.00am Monday morning national news broadcast from Adelaide, and provides a weekly sports review on Friday.

Mark has worked extensively on radio, having hosted "The Sunday Roast" for five years on radio station 5AA.  The popular program covered sport, life and a mix of humour.

He has also worked on Triple M for breakfast SEN.

Mark spent twelve years at the ABC from 1984, where he was the stations Sports Presenter and called SANFL football.

Mark is a regular fixture on the Adelaide event circuit, his professional approach and unique sense of humour has kept him in hot demand to host not for profit and corporate functions.

Mark is married to Judith and has a young daughter Bridget.

Special interests include reading, and keeping as fit as possible.


Jane Reilly

Jane Reilly joined Network Ten Adelaide's 5.00pm News Bulletin as the weekend weather presenter in November 1994, and was then appointed weekday weather presenter in July 1996.

Former National Beach Girl, Logie award winner and qualified school teacher, Jane Reilly brings a wealth of experience to the Ten News team.

In addition to presenting the weather on Network Ten Adelaide’s 5.00pm News Bulletin, Jane has also participated in the production and presentation of a variety of feature news stories, with an emphasis on health and family. Jane's contribution in these areas has won her a host of awards and accolades including the prestigious MBF national media award, two years running.

In November 2005, Jane joined Triple M's new local breakfast show and is teamed up with John Blackman and Cosi.

In 2002 Jane was appointed as the inaugural advocate for Neighbourhood Watch.

In 2006 Jane was made a State Ambassador for Variety the Children’s Charity.

Jane is married with two sons and when her busy life allows it, enjoys relaxing at home with friends and family.

- National Winner   Miss Australia Beach Girl Title   (1974)
- Winner of Logie Award for most popular Female Personality    (1984)
- 1996 Winner Best weather presenter, 1996 Clear Speech Awards
- November 1996, report on Red Cross' shortage of life saving blood product named Most Outstanding Health and Well being Television News Report at the national MBF Health and Well Being Awards. The following year winning the National Current Affairs Award for story on Organ Donation.
- Commendation for weather presenting, 1997 Clear Speech Awards
- Best on Camera Personality   1998 Clear Speech Awards
- March 2000 - Advocate for Neighbourhood Watch
- January 2001 - SA's Celebrity Smile of the Year (in the female category)
- Commendation for weather presenting, 2002 Clear Speech Awards
- Best weather presenter, 2003 Clear speech awards


PERTH

 

 

Tim Gossage

TIM GOSSAGE has been with Network Ten since 1990.
 
Tim has been director of sport in WA for 7 years and has also been the producer and presenter of the nightly sports bulletin for TEN News.
 
For the past six years, Tim and Lachy Reid have co-hosted the award winning weekly football show, The Western Front.
 
Since Network Ten became a broadcaster of AFL seven years ago, Tim has commentated many Saturday fixtures in Perth, involving the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers. He has also been the boundary-line reporter for several network games and had the honour of being a part of Network Ten's Grand Final AFL coverage.
 
During his 18 years with the network Tim spent 1994 and 1995 with Channel 10 Melbourne and during that time he worked on Network Ten's Melbourne Cup coverage and for the following five years.
 
Tim has also hosted the premier gala football event in WA for the past 5 years, the Sandover Medal and WA Football Hall of Fame.
 
The West Coast Eagles, Fremantle Dockers and Western Force also use Tim to host their feature events throughout the year.
 
Tim mixes his time at Ten and is also the host of his own morning sports breakfast show with Racing Radio (TAB).
 
He is also the coach of the Subiaco colts football team in the WAFL for a second season. In his debut season as coach Tim steered the team into the finals for the first time in a decade. Two of his team Jarryn Jacky (Adelaide Crows) and David Gourdis (Richmond) were drafted into the AFL from the Subiaco colts.


 

Narelda Jacobs

TEN Perth welcomes Narelda Jacobs to the role of presenter of the News at Five local weeknight bulletin.

Narelda, an established News Reporter at TEN, is a graduate of broadcasting at the W.A. Academy of Performing Arts and started her career as a Reporter at GWN in Bunbury. She joined the TEN Perth News department in early 2000.


Since then, Narelda has worked in a variety of reporting roles in the Perth newsroom and is currently a specialist court reporter. She has also had considerable on air experience in presenting TEN's weather report over Summer in the past few years.

"Narelda is very much part of the fabric of TEN News in Perth," said TEN Perth News Director Chris Hunt, "and has made a major contribution as a senior reporter. We are looking forward to her joining Tim Gossage and Michael Schultz on air later in the year."

TEN Perth General Manager, Simon Martin, added: "Narelda has honed her journalism skills, is a very popular staff member and TEN is delighted to give this local opportunity to one of our own."

 


Michael Schultz

MICHAEL SCHULTZ has presented the weather on Perth's 'Ten News at Five' for the last decade. He brings us Perth's most detailed weather segment based on information collected from the Bureau of Meteorology. This he visits every afternoon for a face to face briefing with the senior duty forecaster.

Michael's media life started in 1985 when he joined the ABC as a Trainee Rural Reporter in Sydney. This has lead to a radio and television career that's covered three states with postings in Newcastle, Mount Gambier, Geraldton and Perth. Michael has worked on some of Western Australia's longest running and popular radio programs including 720ABC Perth's Breakfast and Evening shows, the Country Hour, Corrugation Street and Beyond the Bitumen. These last two programs were created by Michael to bring country issues to the city audience. Beyond the Bitumen is still put to air by members of the ABC Rural Department twice a week as part of 720's Breakfast Show. Television Weather became part of Michaels ABC duties in early 1988 and he made the move to Ten in January 1998.

Our weatherman's early years were spent in South Australia. He was born in the Barossa Valley town of Angaston and grew up in Hamley Bridge and Kapunda. All or these towns are within 100km of Adelaide. He was educated in Kapunda before finishing his schooling at Sacred Heart College in Adelaide. After leaving school Michael studied wool-classing and became a stock and station agent travelling to many parts of South Australia. He loved the time he spent on Eyre Peninsular around Streaky Bay, Cummins and Kyancutta. Then it was off to the Big Smoke of Sydney and a new beginning.

Michael is married to Linda and they have two children Max and Rosie. His hobbies cover a diverse range of interests from painting to golf, gardening and red wine collecting. Watching football is another of his past times. His team’s the Crows. However the Eagles and Dockers feature high on the list unless they’re playing the Crows.

Animals need good homes with responsible owners and Michael gives some of his air time to the RSPCA to find new homes for the dogs, cats and the other poor creatures that find themselves in the animal shelter at Malaga. Perth Zoo also benefits from broadcasts Michael does with the animals from there.

 

 


 

Brisbane

 

 

 

Bill McDonald

 

Born William Allan McDonald, The Brisbane-born news presenter began his journalism career at Queensland Newspapers in 1984 as a casual publisher, and then moved to 4BK as a news copywriter in 1986. 
 
His entry into television arrived in 1987 when he was appointed Channel Ten Toowoomba's sports editor / anchor / reporter. 
 
His next appointment was as Brisbane sportscaster at the Seven Network, giving him the opportunity to do sideline commentary for national AFL coverage including several Grand Finals.   He was also one of Sportsworld’s feature reporters, the news and sports presenter, and later became a host and reporter of "The Motor Show".   
 
Bill joined Network Ten’s First at Five News team in March 1996 as Sports anchor, producer, reporter, NBL commentator and AFL boundary rider.
 
In 2003, Bill was promoted to co-anchor Ten's Newshour.  Bill currently presents Brisbane's Ten News at Five with Georgie Lewis.
  
On radio Bill is a regular AFL commentator/reporter and co-host of a weekly Sports show. In 2005, Bill also wrote popular sport-themed columns in various  publications and for four years was Queensland AFL correspondent for the Melbourne Age newspaper.
 
When not speaking or writing about news and sport, Bill enjoys reading, the beach, running and keeping fit, and spending time with wife Julianne and three sons Jordan, Hamish and William.  

 


 

 

Georgina Lewis

After years of reporting experience and dedication, Georgina Lewis was the obvious choice to present Brisbane's Ten News at Five with Bill McDonald when Marie-Louise Thiele retired.

A graduate of the University of New England, Georgie also spent a year of her studies abroad at the University of Nebraska - one of the leading Journalism schools in the United States.

After humble beginnings as a news reporter in Queensland's remote north west at Mt Isa, Georgie progressed quickly to covering a myriad of stories in North Queensland, specialising in police and court rounds.

At 23 she co-anchored Ten's regional five o’clock news bulletin as well as presenting and writing several documentaries.

It was only a matter of time before the big city beckoned.  Georgie answered the call, taking up a position in the Ten Newsroom where she built on her already strong reporting skills on the medical round. 

For over four years Georgie presented weather for Brisbane's Ten News at Five team before moving to news presenter permanently.

Since 2004, Georgie has also anchored both the weekend national news bulletin, Ten's 6am and 11am news from Sydney.
 
In late 2007 Georgie moved from weather to news presenter permanently for Brisbane's Ten News at Five.

 

 


 

Michael Voss

 

 

Michael joined the TEN News at Five team in February 2007 as sports presenter and commentator for AFL games.

Prior to joining TEN, Michael enjoyed a stellar AFL career over 15 years with the Brisbane Lions in which he was a triple premiership captain, dual all-Australian captain and Brownlow medallist.

Well respected and admired by his team-mates Michael was voted 'Most Valuable Player' by his peers in the AFL Players' Association in 2002 and 2003 respectively. His down-to-earth, fearless and considerate manner made him the inspirational AFL legend we've come to know him as today.

A loyal Queenslander since '85, Michael resisted numerous attempts to lure him down South, eventually hanging up his jumper at the end of the 2006 AFL season.

Michael has also enjoyed triumphs on a more personal level describing his family as "the best support team in the world".  His wife Donna, and daughters Casey, Kayla (both 6) and Gemma (3) are his reason for doing what he's done for the last 15 years.

One of Australia's most recognizable sporting identities and a family man at heart, Michael is a valuable addition to the TEN News at Five team.

 

 


 

 

Amanda Fitzgerald

 

TEN Brisbane welcomed Amanda Fitzgerald to the role of fulltime weather presenter for the News at Five local weeknight bulletin at the start of 2008.

By the time she graduated from her journalism degree at Griffith University in Brisbane, Amanda had already gained vital experience within media - having worked as a researcher and assistant for Channel 9, throughout her studies. 

Amanda has enjoyed a varied television career, as a presenter, journalist and producer.  She has covered news and weather, worked on documentaries and live broadcasts.

After two years as Journalist and Presenter in regional television, Amanda travelled to London, where she was employed as a News Producer by ITN - the world's largest independent news organisation.  Amanda was working at ITN when the September 11 terror attacks took place.  It was one of - if not THE - biggest story to break in current times.  Working for a leading news network at this time, provided invaluable experience.

On returning to Australia, Amanda was able to combine her "on-air" and "behind the scenes" skills - working for Network Ten.  She has been with the company for six years, initially based in Sydney - and now working in Brisbane.

As TEN's current weekday weather presenter, Amanda relishes bringing the weather live from the beautiful surrounds of South East Queensland.




 

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