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October 28, 1975
|Alma mater||Charles Sturt University|
Anna Coren (born October 28, 1975) is an Australian journalist who is an international correspondent based in Hong Kong. Until October 2008, she was employed by the Seven Network as the presenter of Today Tonight.
Coren graduated from Charles Sturt University's Bathurst campus in 1996 with a communications degree and spent time working for regional television networks Prime (12 months) and NBN (18 months). She was picked up by the Nine Network in 1999 and earned a spot as an on-camera reporter for National Nine News in early 2000. In 2002, she began presenting news updates and the National Nine Early Morning News.
Coren's career at the Seven Network began in December 2003, presenting late news updates and presenting the summer edition of Today Tonight in the place of Naomi Robson. She has since presented many one-off events such as Australia's Brainiest Kid, the 2005 Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Royal Wedding Night with Seven and Zero Hour – The Bali Bombings. Her role at Seven also involved filling-in as news presenter with the morning news program Sunrise. Coren also presented Seven's factual series True Stories.
In 2006, Coren was appointed United States correspondent for Seven News replacing Mike Amor who returned to Australia to present Seven 4.30 News. In this role she appeared on the Global Notebook segment for Sunrise.
On 27 January 2007, Coren was appointed presenter of Today Tonight East Coast edition, replacing Naomi Robson who left the show on 1 December 2006. Her role as presenter of Today Tonight saw Coren become the frequent subject of satire by the presenters of the television show The Chaser's War on Everything, who regularly ridicule current affairs programs such as Today Tonight in a segment called What Have We Learnt from Current Affairs This Week?
In September 2008, Coren announced that she would be leaving Today Tonight to take up a position with CNN in Hong Kong. She was replaced by Matthew White, with Coren presenting Today Tonight for the last time on 10 October 2008.
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- Reines, Ros (28 September 2008). "Anna Coren quits Seven for Hong Kong". news.com.au. Archived from the original on 2 October 2008. Retrieved 28 September 2008.
- Robinson, Georgina (9 October 2008). "Tomorrow Today Tonight is just another yesterday for Coren". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2008.
- "CNN's Anna Coren named 'Best News Presenter'". Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
East Coast Presenter
December 2006 – 10 October 2008