Sandra Sully

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Sandra Sully
Sandra Sully in May 2013.jpg
Sandra Sully in May 2013
Born 1964/1965 (age 49–50)[1]
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation journalist and news presenter

Sandra Sully (born c. 1965) is an Australian journalist and news presenter for Sydney's Ten Eyewitness News since 2011, previously being the presenter of the news bulletin on Network Ten's Ten Late News with Sports Tonight until she presented the (then) final edition of the program.

Life and career[edit]

Sully attended Brisbane State High School, graduating in 1978.

Sully was the first Australian television journalist to cover news of the 11 September terrorist attacks.[2] She was on air when the first attack occurred and, shortly afterwards, began presenting live breaking coverage.[3]

She also hosted Cool Aid Australia's National Carbon Test.[4]

She was the first woman to co-host the broadcast of the Melbourne Cup carnival and did so for seven years.[5]

In June 2013, Sully and a fellow Channel Ten journalist, Matt Doran, headed a new police crime program on Monday nights called Wanted, where she also does interviews with victims loved ones to appeal for the public to help solve the case by calling Crimestoppers.

Sully presents Network Ten’s Ten Eyewitness News Sydney. She has also hosted major network news events such as the federal budget, the royal wedding[citation needed] coverage from London and Oprah Winfrey’s big ‘O’ event at the Botanical Gardens.

Sully's career includes nearly two decades as the presenter and senior editor of Ten Late News with Sports Tonight alongside Brad McEwan, who presented Sports Tonight in the bulletin. Sully has subsequently covered the anniversary commemorations of both the Bali bombings and the September 11 attacks.

Sully’s documentary credits include: travelling to Timor in 2010 to produce Independent Future to report on how the then new nation was coping post-liberation.

Sully presented Ten Eyewitness News in the 1990s, where she originally started out, before presenting Ten's flagship Sydney 5 pm weeknight bulletin.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Sully was the victim of an apparent stalker in November 1997. She was pistol-whipped twice in the carpark of her home after returning from a late shift at Ten. At an awards ceremony in late 2006, she told guests she had hired "a couple of security guards" following the incident.[7]

Sully married banking executive Symon Brewis-Weston on 10 September 2011, becoming stepmother to his adopted daughter, Mia.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephenson, Alison (19 August 2013). "Sandra Sully reveals she was bullied for ten years by female employee at Channel Ten". news.com.au. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Media Report - 13 September 2001 - Media Coverage of US Crisis". Abc.net.au. 2001-09-13. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Dimensions Media - Transcripts". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  4. ^ "Cool Aid Australia's National Carbon Test". Ten.com.au. 2008-07-24. Archived from the original on 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  5. ^ "TV Shows: News Presenters - Seriously Ten". Ten.com.au. 2008-11-22. Archived from the original on 2008-11-22. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  6. ^ "Presenter Profile - Ten News". ten.com.au. 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  7. ^ Castello, Renato (22 October 2006). "Sandra Sully in stalk fear". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  8. ^ Daily Telegraph.
Preceded by
Deborah Knight
Ten Eyewitness News
Sydney Presenter

2011-
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Originator
Ten Evening News
Sydney Weeknight Presenter

January 2011-April 2011
Succeeded by
Program Ended (Weeknights Only)
Preceded by
Anne Fulwood
Ten Late News with Sports Tonight
Presenter with Brad McEwan (Sports Tonight presenter)

1994-September 2011
Succeeded by
Program ended
Preceded by
Ten Eyewitness News
with Katrina Lee and Tim Webster
Ten Eyewitness News: First At Five
Co-presenter with Ron Wilson

1993
Succeeded by
with Ron Wilson and Juanita Phillips
Preceded by
Originator
Good Morning Australia
Co-presenter with Ron Wilson

1992
Succeeded by
Program ended

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