Liz Cantor

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Liz Cantor
Born Elisabeth Cantor
(1982-10-11) 11 October 1982 (age 32)
Nationality Australian
Occupation Television presenter
Years active 2005–present

Liz Cantor is an Australia television personality who was born on October 11, 1982. The self-confessed water baby grew up at Sunshine Beach, Noosa - a beach town in the Sunshine Coast region of South East Queensland.[1] Now the Channel 7 presenter lives and works on the Gold Coast.


Despite growing up on the Sunshine Coast, Liz attended high school at St Peters Lutheran College at Indooroopoilly, west of Brisbane city. While there she was selected as a prefect and sports captain.[2] In 2000 she commenced her Bachelor of Communications at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, majoring in journalism and meteorology.[3] While at university Liz was a member of the string quartet and orchestra and was on the basketball, softball, hockey and debating teams.[4] Liz completed her degree in the year 2003. Liz has said she had considered studying marine biology but the performance side of her personality pulled her towards a career in the media industry.[5]



Before she became a well-known television presenter, Liz was a professional surfer who competed on the Australian junior circuit for five years. Sponsored by Billabong, Liz's surfing career saw her travel to Fiji, Tahiti, The Maldives, Hawaii and Europe to compete.[6] She was also one of the first female surf judges to travel internationally on the ASP and World Circuit Tour.[7]


Liz made her on-screen debut in the 2002 Australian feature film 'Blurred', which followed five groups of teenagers as they hit the road for Schoolies Week.[8] A year later she appeared in the 2003 film Gettin Square before landing a role on Australian television drama series Blue Water High as Corin Hardy in 2005.[9] That same year Liz signed up for, and won, the Channel 7 reality television show The Mole - a show which kickstarted her career with broadcaster Channel 7.[10] The Mole saw Liz work with other contestants to perform challenges, each of which add money to the winner's pot. But one of the members is The Mole, a saboteur who is covertly trying to make the group fail.[11] Liz went head-to-head with the 12 other contestants and won, leaving the show with $200,000 in prize money.[12] Following the show Channel 7 hired Liz as a presenter on Queensland's water based outdoor adventure lifestyle program Creek to Coast and The Great South East, a travel program focusing on tourist attractions in South East Queensland.[13] The year 2005 also saw Liz make her debut as a weather presenter for Channel 7 News and in 2008 Liz added another television role to her resume, becoming the presenter for Queensland's live Gold Lotto draw.[14] Liz is presently still involved in each of these roles.


Television is not Liz Cantor's only talent with the blonde beach babe having filled in on a number of summer radio shows for Nova Brisbane, Hot Tomato and Sea FM on the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. Most recently Liz teamed up with well-known radio personality Michael "Pickle" Walkley to host Sea FM Summer Breakfast on the Gold Coast over the Christmas break in 2013/14.[15]


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  2. ^ The Sunday Mail, Liz Cantor talks about her long-distance relationship with Todd Carney (2010), Courier Mail
  3. ^ MNB Team, Liz Cantor (2014), Lorna Jane
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  5. ^ The Black Olive, Five minutes with Liz Cantor (2014)
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  10. ^ The Black Olive, Five minutes with Liz Cantor (2014)
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  13. ^ MNB Team, Liz Cantor (2014) Lorna Jane
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  15. ^ Sea FM Announces New Summer Breakfast Hosts (2013) Radio Info

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Preceded by
Talitha Cummins
Seven News Brisbane
Weekend Weather Presenter

December 2010 -
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Shaun Faulkner
The Mole (Australia)

Succeeded by
Hillal Kara-Ali