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Swan in May 2011
|Born||3 November 1973|
|Occupation||Television personality, Radio personality|
|Years active||2003 - present|
The Circle (2010–2012)Can of Worms (2012–present)
|Awards||1 Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent (at the Logie Awards of 2011)|
Chrissie Swan (born 3 November 1973) is an Australian radio and television personality. She is currently presenter of Mix 1011's Breakfast program Chrissie & Jane with Jane Hall and was previously co-host on Network Ten's morning show, The Circle. In 2003, she gained national fame as the runner-up of Big Brother Australia on Network Ten. Swan has hosted the second and third series of Can of Worms.
Swan's primary career was in copywriting before appearing on television in 2003 as a contestant on the reality TV series Big Brother Australia. Swan sought work with breakfast radio in Queensland in late 2003. There she worked at Hot 91.1 (a subsidiary of DMG Radio Australia) with co-host Ronnie Stanton. Swan has also presented the Australian Idol radio show on Nova FM stations across Australia with Mark Holden and Ian Dickson.
Swan began work at the Vega 91.5 (3PTV) breakfast show alongside Australian Idol judge Ian Dickson and comedian Dave O'Neil in 2007. However in November 2009, it was announced that Swan would not be returning to Vega 91.5 (now known as Smooth 91.5 ), due to a cost-cutting measure.
In 2010, Swan also became a spokesperson for Jenny Craig, appearing in national print and television advertisements.
In December 2011, Swan quit The Circle to spend more time with her children and also concentrate on radio. Chrissie announced that she would be presenting Breakfast on Mix 1011 with Jane Hall and Jamie Row as anchor of the show in 2012.
In March 2012, Chrissie was announced as an ambassador for CARE Australia, an organization working with and helping individuals and families in some of the poorest communities in the world.
In August 2012, Swan was named as the host of the second series of Network Ten's Can of Worms, produced by Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder in association with Watercooler Media.
In February 2013, Swan returned as host of the third series of Can of Worms, filmed live in Melbourne.
In 2011, Swan won Most Popular New Female Talent, and was nominated for Most Popular TV Presenter and the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 2011 TV Week Logie Awards.
In 2012 and 2013, Swan was nominated for the Most Popular Presenter at the Logies.
Her wins and nominated in 2011 and 2012 were for her hosting duties on The Circle, while her nomination in 2013 was for role on Can of Worms.
Swan with partner Chris has three children Leo (born 2008) Kit (born 2011) and Peggy (born 2013)
During her third pregnancy, Swan admitted to having difficulty giving up smoking altogether and instead cut back to a few a week. She was photographed smoking alone in her car, the photos were bought and published by Woman's Day, and she subsequently confessed to her difficulty in giving up.
- Chrissie Swan loving morning TV
- Knox, David (20 July 2012). "Chrissie Swan named as new Can of Worms host". TV Tonight. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
- "Smooth 91.5".
- The Circle's Chrissie Swan takes on her biggest challenge yet
- "Karl Stefanovic wins the Gold Logie". TV Week/NineMSN. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
- Chrissie confesses smoke got hold of my senses
- "I knew it was wrong Chrissie Swan admits to smoking whilst pregnant". The Sydney Morning Herald.
- "Chrissie Swan - I was protecting my children".[dead link]