Carrie Bickmore

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Carrie Bickmore
Carrie Bickmore.jpg
Bickmore at the 2012 TV Week Logie Awards
Born (1980-12-03) 3 December 1980 (age 36)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation TV & Radio Presenter
Net worth 5 million
Spouse(s) Greg Lange (m. 2005; d. 2010)
Partner(s) Chris Walker
Children 2

Carrie Bickmore (born 3 December 1980) is an Australian talk show and current affairs Gold Logie award-winning television and radio presenter.

Bickmore currently hosts The Project on Network Ten and Carrie & Tommy on the Hit Network.

Personal life[edit]

Bickmore was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1980, but moved to Perth, Western Australia with her family at an early age.[1] Bickmore attended the Anglican girls' school Perth College and then later attended Curtin University of Technology where she studied journalism, graduating in 2000. She moved to Melbourne, Victoria in 2001 to pursue a career in media.[2]

In 2005, she married Greg Lange, who also worked in the media industry. She gave birth to a boy, Oliver, in 2007. Lange died after a long battle with brain cancer on 27 December 2010.[3] On 8 October 2014, Bickmore announced that she was pregnant with her second child with partner Chris Walker on The Project.[4] She gave birth to a girl, Evie, on March 18, 2015.[5]

Career[edit]

Radio[edit]

Bickmore started her career as a newsreader on 92.9FM in Perth where she began as an emergency fill-in for a sick colleague.[6] After this she was appointed as a regular newsreader for the station.[7]

In 2001 Bickmore became the afternoon newsreader for radio station Nova 100 in Melbourne and in 2002 she became the co-host of the drive show with Andy Ross.

Bickmore was a 2005 "Best News Presenter" finalist in the Australian Commercial Radio Awards.[8] Bickmore, Rebecca Leahy and Michael Colling accepted the award for "Best Community Service Project - Metro", on behalf of Nova 100.[9][10]

In 2007, Bickmore was appointed the breakfast newsreader on Hughesy & Kate on Nova 100. In August 2009, she announced that she would be leaving Nova 100 to focus on The 7pm Project. Her last day was 25 September 2009.

In October 2012, Bickmore and Charlie Pickering were part of radio show 'The Breakfast Project' which aired nationally for three weeks. Both critics and fans were impressed with the show sparking rumours that Bickmore and Pickering were going to become regulars on Nova 100 Melbourne.[11]

In November 2013, Bickmore returned to Nova 100 to read the news one last time and to say farewell to long-standing breakfast radio duo Hughesy and Kate. Bickmore recalled working with the pair at the time her late husband was dying. "The hardest fucking time of my life", she said, paying tribute to the support Hughes and Langbroek had personally given her during this time.[12]

In January 2017, Southern Cross Austereo announced that Bickmore and Tommy Little will host Carrie & Tommy across the Hit Network from 3pm.[13]

Television[edit]

In 2006, Bickmore made her start in television on the variety show Rove Live, presenting the "Carrie @ the News Desk" segment for each episode. Often the news stories related to actual events, but ended in a twist with the punchline. A running joke throughout the segment was Bickmore's quirky introductions in which she added a quip, often playing off social trends, music and popular culture, for example: "Good evening. I'm Carrie Bickmore and don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me?" In 2007, Bickmore returned to the show with a more important role.

Since 2009, Bickmore has been a presenter on The Project, which air weeknights on Network Ten and has further expanded her profile as a television presenter.

On 2 May 2010, Bickmore won the 2010 Logie Award for "Best New Female Talent" for her work on Rove and The Project (originally The 7PM Project).[14]

In December 2010, Bickmore was criticised by The Drum's editor, Jonathan Green,[15] and representatives of the Australian coffee industry,[16] for promoting McDonald's in a report for The Oprah Winfrey Show, which McDonald's confirmed was paid advertising.

After several months away from The 7PM Project in 2011, Bickmore returned to television after the death of her husband.[17]

Bickmore was nominated for the gold logie for "Most Popular TV Personality" in 2012 and 2013.[18] In 2014 Bickmore was again nominated by TV fans for the Gold Logie for the 'Most Popular TV Personality', resulting in the media nicknaming her 'the golden girl' of Network Ten alongside Asher Keddie [19]

In 2013, it was announced that Bickmore would front a revamped version of So You Think You Can Dance Australia for Network Ten alongside former American Idol judge Paula Abdul.[20]

In 2015 Bickmore won the Gold Logie award. During her acceptance speech she donned a beanie in order to raise awareness for her late husband's struggle with brain cancer, saying that it is a highly underfunded area of cancer research and encouraging her peers to wear a beanie in order to support the cause; using her husband's fears about his scars and use of beanies to cover them as the story behind the symbol. She subsequently launched Carries Beanies For Brain Cancer in the hope of raising $1,000,000 for brain cancer research.[21]

Other[edit]

In 2010, Bickmore was the official host and ambassador for the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival held in Melbourne.[22]

In April 2012, Bickmore was named as the official Cadbury Easter Ambassador, and helped launch Cadbury’s Easter campaign at an event in Melbourne to media and key stakeholders, Bickmore worked tirelessly to endorse and promote charity donations for Foodbank Australia.[23]

In November 2012, it was announced Bickmore was a UNICEF Ambassador, adding to her roles as television presenter of Channel 10’s The Project and mother to son Oliver. Bickmore continues to be UNICEF Ambassador for the Eliminate Project [24]

In November 2014, Bickmore announced that she had become the ongoing face of the global French beauty brand Garnier in Australia and subsequently has featured in several beauty advertising campaigns for Garnier Nutrisse hair colour and Garnier BB cream.[25]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Date Category Outcome Work Ref
52nd Logie Awards 2 May 2010 Most Popular New Female Talent Won The 7PM Project [14]
54th Logie Awards 15 April 2012 Most Popular Presenter Nominated The Project
Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television Nominated [14]
55th Logie Awards 7 April 2013 Most Popular Presenter Nominated
Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television Nominated
56th Logie Awards 20 April 2014 Most Popular Presenter Nominated
Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television Nominated
57th Logie Awards 3 May 2015 Most Popular Presenter Won [26][27]
Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television Won
58th Logie Awards 8 May 2016 Most Popular Presenter Nominated
Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fewster, Sean, Roving around for new style of news Archived 21 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine., The Advertiser 17 May 2006
  2. ^ "Carrie on laughing". Herald Sun (Newspaper). Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "7PM Project host loses husband to cancer". The Spy Report. Media Spy. 2 January 2011. Archived from the original on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/carrie-bickmore-pregnant-and-reveals-her-news-on-the-project/story-e6frfmyi-1227084229496
  5. ^ "Carrie Bickmore and Chris Walker announce birth of daughter Evie". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Carrie Bickmore". Cosmopolitan. Archived from the original on 15 January 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Carrie Bickmore - Rove". Rove Online. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  8. ^ Media Release, Finalists announced for 2005 Radio Awards Archived 11 October 2006 at the Wayback Machine., 26 July 2005
  9. ^ 2005 ACRAS Winners Photo Gallery Archived 11 October 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Commercial Radio Australia Limited, May, 2006 Archived 27 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ "The Breakfast Project with Carrie and Charlie highlights". NovaFM. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  12. ^ McMahon, Neil. "Final shows: Hughesy and Kate get biblical, as Matt and Jo have rooftop gathering". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  13. ^ Challenor, Jake. "Carrie Bickmore & Tommy Little for new Hit Network show". www.radiotoday.com.au. Retrieved 2017-01-20. 
  14. ^ a b c Most popular new female talent at Yahoo.com.au, Logie awards
  15. ^ ABC The Drum (2010). Modern Media: It's All Just A Little Bit Fancy. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  16. ^ Coffee houses in a froth over Oprah's McCafe sell-out, news.com.au, 6 December 2010
  17. ^ Greg Lange, Carrie Bickmore's husband, loses his ten-year battle with cancer
  18. ^ "Carrie Bickmore :: 2014 TV WEEK Logie Awards". Tvweeklogieawards.com.au. Archived from the original on 4 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  19. ^ Holly, By (5 April 2014). "Block host Scott Cam helps tradies rule on reality television". News.com.au. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  20. ^ Byrnes, Holly (19 October 2013). "Paula Abdul joins Carrie Bickmore on new season of So You Think You Can Dance". News.com.au. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  21. ^ http://www.carriesbeanies4braincancer.com
  22. ^ "LMFF Official Program Launch". Style Melbourne. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  23. ^ "Cadbury Easter | AMPR | Public Relations". AMPR. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  24. ^ "Children's charity news: UNICEF Australia | UNICEF Australia". Unicef.org.au. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  25. ^ Lawrence, Katrina (30 November 2014). "TV host Carrie Bickmore is the new face of Garnier". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  26. ^ Willis, Charlotte (22 March 2015). "Here's the full List of 2015 Logies nominations". news.com.au. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  27. ^ "Logies 2015: full list of award winners". The Sydney Morning Herald. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 

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