Natalie Barr

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Natalie Barr
Natalie Barr.jpg
Natalie Barr, January 2012
Born Natalie Anne Barr
(1968-03-19) 19 March 1968 (age 47)
Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
Residence Sydney
Education Curtin University
Occupation Journalist, news and TV presenter
Employer Seven Network
Spouse(s) Andrew
Children Lachlan and Hunter
Official website

Natalie Anne Barr (born 19 March 1968) is an Australian journalist, news and television presenter.

Barr is currently news presenter on the Seven Network's Sunrise and presenter of Seven Early News.


Barr attended Bunbury Catholic College as head girl in her final year and then studied journalism at Curtin University. She worked in newspaper, radio and television journalism, including stints at the Wanneroo Times and Golden West Network, before moving to Los Angeles and working for KABC, KTLA and KCOP. While there she was awarded a Golden Mic for best newscast writing and was nominated for a Los Angeles area Emmy Award for her work on the O.J. Simpson car chase.

Barr joined Seven News in Sydney as a reporter in 1994 and also presented afternoon news updates.

Barr has been the news presenter on the Seven Network's Sunrise since 2002, after a stint as fill-in presenter over summer proved her popularity with the audience. She has previously presented other bulletins at Seven including Seven Morning News and Seven Late News, and Weekend Sunrise.

In July 2008, Barr began presenting Seven Early News alongside Mark Beretta at 5.30am, which leads into Sunrise where she is still the news presenter.[1] Barr is also the regular fill in for Samantha Armytage on Sunrise.

Barr was a front-runner to co-host Sunday Night, a new current affairs show.[2] Chris Bath was appointed as co-host with Mike Munro.

In January 2009, Barr presented live from Washington DC for Sunrise for the inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States.

Barr co-hosted Carols in the Domain in 2011 and 2012

In December 2014, Barr broke down on-air when she recognized the name of one of the victims of the 2014 Sydney hostage crisis, Katrina Dawson, as the sister of a lawyer who previously worked for the Seven Network. The Seven Network studio is opposite the site of the siege.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Barr was born in Bunbury, Western Australia and is married to Andrew (a television commercial editor). They have two sons, Lachlan and Hunter.[4]


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Preceded by
News Presenter

2002 - present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Seven Early News

2008 - present
Succeeded by