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|Occupation||Sports Reporter for SBS (2000–06), Nine Network (2006–09), Fox Sports (2010), ABC1 (2010–present)|
|Years active||2000 – present|
Stephanie Brantz (born in 1972 in Brisbane) is an Australian sports presenter. She began her television career in 2000 on SBS (2000–2006), and has since worked on the Nine Network (2006–10), Fox Sports (2010) and is now on ABC (2010–present).
Brantz, born in Queensland to Dutch parents, began a modelling career in 1985 while attending St Peters Lutheran College in Indooroopilly, and through her time at Charles Sturt University.
In 2000, she began her television presenting career with SBS where she became a presenter of On the Ball, before filling in as host of Toyota World Sports and later co-hosting the show in 2006 with Les Murray. She also became the face of SBS during their coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
During the 2006–2007 summer season, Brantz presented a weekly highlights show of the National Basketball League on the Nine Network, which began on 15 October 2006. She also did "analysis and roving reports" for the network's 2006–07 Ashes cricket coverage. On 19 February 2007, she was appointed the sports presenter on Nightline.
In 2010, she appeared on Fox Sports News reading sports news.
From late 2010, Brantz joined ABC1 as sports presenter and host for the channel. At ABC, she is the host and 'side-line commentator' for the W-League (Australia) that airs on Sunday afternoons on the network and the WNBL that airs on Saturday afternoons. She is also the host for New South Wales viewers of the Shute Shield, as well as the international Hockey, Football and Basketball coverage.
Brantz has hosted the Anzac Day Dawn Service from Gallipoli in 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well as host of the Australian of the Year Awards and the Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremony, also in the National Capital on Australia Day.
As well as her on-air television duties, Brantz is presenter of a pre and post match function at the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium. At this event, she chats with various commentators from the sport being played at the time. She is also a corporate MC, facilitating conferences and awards nights.
Stephanie Brantz is also an Ambassador and student mentor for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation and is family ambassador of the IGEA (Interactive Gaming and Entertainment Association)
- Stephanie's journey from soccer mum to the face of World Cup, Anthony Stavrinos The Sydney Morning Herald 26 February 2006
- Simon and Steph a real team
- Women get second shot at cricket, Annette Sharp The Sun-Herald 12 November 2006
- Opinion pieces by Stephanie Brantz for Football Federation Australia
- Anthony Stavrinos (26 February 2006). "Stephanie's journey from soccer mum to the face of World Cup". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2013-12-31.
- "Sport for Women Ambassadors - Stephanie Brantz". Retrieved 2013-12-31.
- Meade, Amanda (27 August 2012). "Ten Questions: Stephanie Brantz". The Australian. Retrieved 7 November 2013.