Tracey Challenor

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Tracey Challenor was a journalist and news presenter for Seven News in Brisbane from November 1991 until 2007. She began her journalism career in 1989 as a cadet reporter with The Redland Times and Bayside Bulletin newspapers.[1]

She studied part-time at the University of Queensland gaining majors in Journalism and Australian Government. In 1991, she landed a job as a reporter with Seven News Brisbane and travelled the State covering numerous rounds including the environment, police, politics, medical news and education.[1]

At the age of 25, Challenor was appointed solo weekend news presenter for Seven News Brisbane, and for many years, combined the presenting role with her weekday reporting role. Challenor held the weekend news position for 12 years and the bulletin consistently ranked in the top 10 most watched programs in South East Queensland.

In November 2006, it was announced that the Nine Network's Today news presenter Sharyn Ghidella would replace Challenor as the weekend newsreader of the 6pm news in Brisbane.[2] Challenor was then offered the job of Senior Reporter by the Network, but declined the offer and has resigned from the Network. She finished with Seven in February 2007.[3] She is currently working as a freelance writer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tracey Challenor". invigorate.com.au. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Butler, Dianne (15 November 2006). "Seven poaches Nine newsreader". couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tracey's tough decision". couriermail.com.au. 13 December 2006. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
Media offices
Preceded by
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Seven News Brisbane
Weekend Presenter

November 1991 - February 2007
Succeeded by
Sharyn Ghidella