Alicia Loxley

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Alicia Loxley
Born Alicia Gorey
(1981-09-19) 19 September 1981 (age 32)
Melbourne, Australia
Residence Melbourne
Education RMIT University
Occupation Journalist & news presenter
Employer Nine Network
Agent DSEG[1]
Spouse(s) Kane Loxley
Children 1
Website
Official website

Alicia Loxley (née Gorey[2]) (born 19 September 1981) is an Australian journalist and news presenter. She is currently weekend news presenter on Nine News Melbourne.

Career[edit]

Loxley was born in Melbourne and made her first media appearance was on Radio National's The Sports Factor. From there she joined the ABC in Mildura. It was a stint as a reporter on Triple J radio that was the impetus for her move to Perth.

Loxley presented her first ABC News bulletin in late 2003 and in 2005 she was appointed to the position of weekend news presenter on ABC News in Western Australia.

In February 2006, she replaced Paul Lockyer as weeknight presenter of ABC News in Western Australia. In addition to presenting news each night, Loxley took on a new role at ABC Radio in mid-2007 where she hosted the statewide regional drive program on ABC Local Radio.

Loxley resigned in May 2008 to move back to Melbourne and was replaced by Karina Carvalho.

In July 2008, Loxley joined Nine News Melbourne as a reporter.[3]

In October 2009, Loxley filled in as presenter of Nine Afternoon News and Nine Late News. During the 2009/2010 summer period she also presented the news on Today, and on Nine News Melbourne.

In June 2010, she relocated to Sydney where she replaced Amber Sherlock on Weekend Today as news presenter and was also the Monday news presenter on Today, as Georgie Gardner presents Nine News Sydney on Friday and Saturday.[4]

In November 2010, she joined Shane Warne's variety program Warnie on the Nine Network. In December 2010, Loxley co-hosted Sydney New Year's Eve alongside Michael Usher and Jaynie Seal.

Loxley has also been a fill in news presenter for Nine News including presenting news updates on Kerri-Anne, Nine Morning News, Nine Afternoon News, Qantas Inflight News and Nine News Sydney news updates. She has also been a fill-in presenter for Leila McKinnon on Weekend Today and Lisa Wilkinson on Today.

In November 2011, it was announced that Loxley would replace Jo Hall as weekend presenter on Nine News Melbourne with Hall scaling back her commitments with the Nine Network. Deborah Knight replaced Loxley on Weekend Today and Today. Loxley has also filled in for Peter Hitchener on the weeknight edition of Nine News Melbourne and Tracy Grimshaw on A Current Affair

Personal life[edit]

In December 2010, she announced that she was engaged to lawyer Kane Loxley.[5] The couple married in January 2012 in Western Australia.[6]

In July 2013, Loxley announced that she was pregnant and expecting her first child in December.[7][8] In November 2013, she gave birth to a son.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DSEG Clients". Dynamic Sports and Entertainment Group. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Alicia's puppy love". The West Australian. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. "Newlywed former ABC Perth newsreader Alicia Loxley (nee Gorey) is already starting a family." 
  3. ^ Bridges, Alicia (2 May 2008). "Alicia Gorey wins best newsreader poll". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Alicia Gorey, Today Profile, 27 October 2010
  5. ^ Life is gorgeous for Gorey, The West, 24 December 2010
  6. ^ "Former ABC newsreader Alicia Gorey ties the knot in WA". The Sunday Times. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Alicia delivers baby news". Herald Sun. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. (subscription required)
  8. ^ "Channel Nine’s Alicia Loxley back in front of camera for weekend news". News.com.au. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Channel Nine's Alicia Loxley back in front of camera for weekend news". News.com.au. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
Media offices
Preceded by
Allison Hembrough
ABC News WA
Weekend presenter

2005
Succeeded by
Craig Smart
Preceded by
Paul Lockyer
ABC News WA
Weeknight presenter

February 2006 – April 2008
Succeeded by
Karina Carvalho
Preceded by
Amber Sherlock
Today
News presenter (Monday)

June 2010 – November 2011
Succeeded by
Deborah Knight
Preceded by
Amber Sherlock
Weekend Today
News presenter

June 2010 – November 2011
Succeeded by
Deborah Knight
Preceded by
Jo Hall
Nine News Melbourne
Weekend presenter

December 2011 – present
Succeeded by
incumbent