Sara Groen

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Sara Groen (born 6 March 1981 in Perth, Western Australia) is an Australian actress and television presenter.

Career[edit]

Whilst studying at Bond University in Queensland, she appeared in an episode of The Lost World in 2001, followed by an episode in Farscape a year later. In that same year, 2002, she got a part as co-presenter on the weekend children's program, Saturday Disney. In 2004, she played a major part in an Australian short-film The Scree, co-starring with Paul McDermott.

Sara joined the Beyond Tomorrow team in 2006. From 2007 to 2009, Sara was the weather presenter for Seven News in Sydney, replacing Nuala Hafner who left in late 2006.[1] From October 2007 she began filling in on Seven Late News.

In October 2009, Sara filled in for Matt White on Today Tonight.

Groen has also appeared as a spokesperson in a TV commercial for Headspace, a youth mental health service.

Sara was also a contestant in Series 3 of It Takes Two. She was voted off at the end of week 6.

In October 2010, Groen announced that she will be leaving the Seven Network to move to Melbourne, she finished in November and was replaced by Sarah Cumming.[2]

In April 2011, Sara joined Seven News Melbourne as a fill in weather presenter if David Brown is away.

Personal life[edit]

Groen grew up on the Gold Coast, Queensland where she developed a passion for sports of all kinds including soccer, touch football and swimming. She attended Somerset College and graduated in 1998. She got her first role in an 1999 episode of BeastMaster alongside future Lost star Emilie de Ravin and Hotel Babylon star Natalie Jackson Mendoza.

In May 2011, Groen announced that she is three months pregnant with her first child.[3]

In October 2011, Groen and husband Clark Kirby welcomed their first child Estelle Kathryn Kirby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sara Groen joins Seven News". ebroadcast. Retrieved 18 January 2007. 
  2. ^ "Love calls weathergirl Sara Groen south". news.com.au. Retrieved 26 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Stork flies in and delivers for Groen family". news.com.au. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 

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Preceded by
Nuala Hafner
Seven News Sydney
Weather Presenter

22 January 2007 – 26 November 2010
Succeeded by
Sarah Cumming