Carrie Bickmore

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Carrie Bickmore
Carrie Bickmore.jpg
Bickmore at the 2012 TV Week Logie Awards
Born (1980-12-03) 3 December 1980 (age 33)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation Journalist, News Presenter, Radio Host, TV Host
Spouse(s) Greg Lange  (m. 2005; died 2010)
Children 1

Carrie Bickmore (born 3 December 1980) is an Australian radio news presenter and television presenter.

Bickmore is currently a presenter on The Project which airs weeknights and the host of So You Think You Can Dance Australia, both on Network Ten.

Personal life[edit]

Bickmore was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1980, but moved to Perth, Western Australia with her family at an early age.[1] Bickmore attended the Anglican girls' school Perth College and then later attended Curtin University of Technology where she studied journalism, graduating in 2000.

In 2005, she married Greg Lange, who also worked in the media industry. She gave birth to a boy, Oliver, in 2007. Lange died after a long battle with brain cancer on 27 December 2010.[2]

Career[edit]

Radio[edit]

Bickmore started her career as a newsreader on 92.9FM in Perth where she began as an emergency fill-in for a sick colleague.[3] After this she was appointed as a regular newsreader for the station.[4]

In 2001 Bickmore moved to Melbourne[5] and became the afternoon newsreader for radio station Nova 100 and in 2002 she became the co-host of Nova's drive show.

Bickmore was a 2005 "Best News Presenter" finalist in the Australian Commercial Radio Awards.[6] Bickmore, Rebecca Leahy and Michael Colling accepted the award for "Best Community Service Project - Metro", on behalf of Nova 100.[7][8] In 2007, Bickmore was appointed the breakfast newsreader on Hughesy & Kate on Nova 100. In August 2009, she announced that she would be leaving Nova 100 to focus on The 7PM Project. Her last day was 25 September 2009.

In October 2012, alongside her co-host of The Project Charlie Pickering, Bickmore was part of radio show 'The Breakfast Project' which aired nationally for three weeks. Both critics and fans were impressed with the show sparking rumours that Bickmore and Pickering were going to become regulars on Nova 100 Melbourne.[9]

In November, 2013 Bickmore returned to Nova 100 to read the news one last time and to say farewell to long-standing breakfast radio duo Hughesy and Kate. Bickmore recalled working with the pair at the time her late husband was dying. "The hardest f---ing time of my life," she said, paying tribute to the support Hughes and Langbroek had personally given her during this time[10]

Television[edit]

In 2006, Bickmore made her start in television on the variety show Rove Live, presenting the "Carrie @ the News Desk" segment for each episode. Often the news stories related to actual events, but ended in a twist with the punchline. A running joke throughout the segment was Bickmore's quirky introductions in which she added a quip, often playing off of social trends, music and popular culture, for example: "Good evening. I'm Carrie Bickmore and don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me?" In 2007, Bickmore returned to the show with a more important role.

Since 2009, Bickmore has been a presenter on The Project, which air weeknights on Network Ten and has further expanded her profile as a TV presenter.

On 2 May 2010, Bickmore won the 2010 Logie Award for "Best New Female Talent" for her work on Rove and The Project (originally The 7PM Project).[11]

In December 2010, Bickmore was criticised by The Drum's editor, Jonathan Green,[12] and representatives of the Australian coffee industry,[13] for promoting McDonalds in a report for The Oprah Winfrey Show, which McDonalds confirmed was paid advertising.

After several months away from The 7PM Project in 2011, Bickmore returned to television after the death of her husband.[14]

Bickmore was nominated for the prestigious gold logie for 'Most Popular TV Personality' in 2012 and 2013.[15] In 2014 Bickmore was again nominated by TV fans for the Gold Logie for the 'Most Popular TV Personality', resulting in the media nicknaming her 'the golden girl' of Network Ten alongside Asher Keddie [16]

In 2013 it was announced that Bickmore would front a revamped version of 'So You Think You Can Dance Australia' for Network 10 alongside former American Idol judge Paula Abdul [17]

Other[edit]

Bickmore is the regular presenter on Skybus TV, a tourism information video about Melbourne which is played to all passengers travelling on Skybus, the main public transport service between Melbourne Airport and the city centre.[18]

In 2010 Bickmore was the official host and ambassador for the Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival held in Melbourne.[19]

In April 2012 Bickmore was named as the official Cadbury Easter Ambassador, and helped launch Cadbury’s Easter campaign at an event in Melbourne to media and key stakeholders, Bickmore worked tirelessly to endorse and promote charity donations for Foodbank Australia.[20]

In November 2012 it was announced Bickmore was a UNICEF Ambassador, adding to her roles as television presenter of Channel 10’s The Project and mother to son Oliver. Bickmore continues to be UNICEF Ambassador for the Eliminate Project [21]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Date Category Outcome Work
Logie Award 2 May 2010 Most Popular New Female Talent Won[11] The 7PM Project
Logie Award 15 April 2012 Most Popular Personality on Television Nominated[11] The Project
Logie Award 15 April 2012 Most Popular Presenter Nominated The Project
Logie Award 7 April 2013 Most Popular Presenter Nominated The Project
Logie Award 7 April 2013 Most Popular Personality On Television Nominated The Project
Logie Award 20 April 2014 Most Popular Presenter Nominated The Project
Logie Award 20 April 2014 Most Popular Personality On Television Nominated The Project

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fewster, Sean, Roving around for new style of news, The Advertiser 17 May 2006
  2. ^ "7PM Project host loses husband to cancer". The Spy Report (Media Spy). 2 January 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Carrie Bickmore". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Carrie Bickmore - Rove". Rove Online. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "Carrie on laughing". Herald Sun (Newspaper). Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Media Release, Finalists announced for 2005 Radio Awards, 26 July 2005
  7. ^ 2005 ACRAS Winners Photo Gallery
  8. ^ Commercial Radio Australia Limited, May, 2006
  9. ^ "The Breakfast Project with Carrie and Charlie highlights". NovaFM. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  10. ^ Neil McMahon. "Final shows: Hughesy and Kate get biblical, as Matt and Jo have rooftop gathering". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c Most popular new female talent at Yahoo.com.au, Logie awards
  12. ^ ABC The Drum (2010). Modern Media: It's All Just A Little Bit Fancy. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  13. ^ Coffee houses in a froth over Oprah's McCafe sell-out, news.com.au, 6 December 2010
  14. ^ Greg Lange, Carrie Bickmore's husband, loses his ten-year battle with cancer
  15. ^ "Carrie Bickmore :: 2014 TV WEEK Logie Awards". Tvweeklogieawards.com.au. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  16. ^ Holly, By (5 April 2014). "Block host Scott Cam helps tradies rule on reality television". News.com.au. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  17. ^ Byrnes, Holly (19 October 2013). "Paula Abdul joins Carrie Bickmore on new season of So You Think You Can Dance". News.com.au. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  18. ^ The Show - Rove Daily
  19. ^ Name * (11 February 2010). "LMFF Official Program Launch". Style Melbourne. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  20. ^ "Cadbury Easter | AMPR | Public Relations". AMPR. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  21. ^ "Children's charity news: UNICEF Australia | UNICEF Australia". Unicef.org.au. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 

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