Edwina Bartholomew

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Edwina Bartholomew
Edwina Louise Christie Bartholomew

(1983-07-05) 5 July 1983 (age 36)
ResidenceWoollahra, New South Wales
Alma materCharles Sturt University
OccupationJournalist, TV presenter
EmployerSeven Network
Spouse(s)Neil Varcoe (m. 2018)

Edwina Louise Christie Bartholomew (born 5 July 1983) is an Australian journalist and television presenter. Bartholomew is currently a presenter on Sunrise and co-host of Australian Spartan. She has previously been a co-host of Dancing with the Stars.


Bartholomew completed her journalism degree at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, New South Wales and also completed a Masters of International Studies in 2006 at Sydney University. She won a Sunrise Intern competition, where she progressed from making coffee to producing the show.[1]

She also worked as a reporter on 2GB and covered the Beijing Olympics for the Seven Network.

She later returned to Australia and continued to work as a reporter for Seven News before signing on as Sunrise's Sydney correspondent in 2011, replacing Simon Reeve. She has also filed stories for Sunday Night. Her stories with Sunrise and The Morning Show have taken her from the Queensland floods and Christchurch earthquake to the Camel Cup in Alice Springs and Tamworth Country Music Festival.

In July 2013, Bartholomew was appointed as weather presenter on Sunrise, replacing Grant Denyer. She travelled for the show each day, reporting from various locations around Australia and the world.[2]

In September 2013, Bartholemew was appointed co-host of Dancing with the Stars.[3]

In January 2016, Bartholomew announced that she would be leaving her role as weather presenter on Sunrise after three years to become the show's entertainment presenter, and primary fill-in news presenter. She was replaced by Sam Mac.

Bartholomew has filled in for Monique Wright on Weekend Sunrise while she was on maternity leave, and continues to do so on an intermittent basis.

As of 2019, Bartholomew continues as the Entertainment Presenter on Sunrise, as well as co-host of Australian Spartan alongside Hamish McLachlan.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Bartholomew was born in Whyalla, South Australia. She spent her early years living in Japan and Malaysia.[5] She later boarded at Abbotsleigh school in Wahroonga, Sydney, where she completed her Higher School Certificate and featured in the Distinguished Achievers List.[6]

Edwina lives in Sydney and is married to Neil Varcoe.[7]

5 June 2019 Edwina announced on Sunrise that she is expecting her first child.[8]


  1. ^ Edwina Bartholomew profile Sunrise
  2. ^ Edwina Bartholomew, Profile Talent Management
  3. ^ Edwina Bartholomew to co-host Dancing with the Stars, by David Knox (TV Tonight, 24 September 2013)
  4. ^ "Seven Unveils Hosts For 2018's Australian Spartan". B&T. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  5. ^ Edwina Bartholomew – Channel 7′s Rising Star by Dan Hutton (The Beast, 26 May 2012)
  6. ^ "Distinguished Achievers List – 2001 HSC". boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  7. ^ Edwina Bartholomew smooches beau Neil Varcoe live on air and jokes she 'might do more washing' as pair celebrate her last day on the road as a Sunrise weather presenter, by Alicia Vrajlal (Daily Mail, 29 January 2016)
  8. ^ "Kochie stunned by Edwina Bartholomew's on-air 'surprise'". NewsComAu. 5 June 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
Media offices
Preceded by
New position
Entertainment & social media presenter

January 2016 - present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Grant Denyer
Weather presenter

July 2013 - January 2016
Succeeded by
Sam Mac
Preceded by
Mel B
Dancing with the Stars

2013 - 2016
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Simon Reeve
Sydney correspondent

2011 - 2013
Succeeded by
Gabrielle Boyle