Georgie Gardner

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Georgie Gardner
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Gardner in Melbourne, October 2008
Born (1970-06-01) 1 June 1970 (age 46)[1]
Perth, WA, Australia
Residence Sydney
Education Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Occupation Journalist, News Presenter and TV Presenter
Employer Nine Network
Spouse(s) Tim Baker
Children Bronte and Angus

Georgie Gardner (born 1 June 1970) is an Australian journalist and television personality.


Gardner joined the Nine Network in July 2002 to present weather on National Nine News in Sydney, and to present afternoon updates. In 2004, the Nine Network added a semi-national news bulletin at 4:30 pm, National Nine News Afternoon Edition, for which Gardner was the original presenter.

Gardner has formerly worked at Network Ten as a reporter and presenter for Ten News. Her most prominent national role came with the Seven Network as co-host for Seven News Sunrise where she presented with Mark Beretta before the program was changed from morning news to morning public affairs programming. She held this position for 2 years before acting as a fill-in presenter for Seven News and Sky News Australia.[2]

She is the only Australian news presenter to have presented the late news bulletin on each commercial TV station, having filled in as presenter of the Ten Late News, full-time presenter of Seven Late News, and then as a substitute presenter of Nightline, the late night version of Nine News.

In 2006, Gardner replaced Leila McKinnon as presenter of National Nine News Morning Edition. In December 2006, she replaced Sharyn Ghidella as news presenter on Today, as Ghidella had resigned and moved to the Seven Network to present Seven News in Brisbane. Gardner returned to Today after 6 months maternity leave on Monday 6 August 2007, Allison Langdon filled the role whilst Gardner was on maternity leave.

On 3 October 2007, Gardner was unable to continue reading the news bulletins due to the death of former West Coast Eagles star Chris Mainwaring, whose wife Rani was a close friend of Gardner from Perth.[3]

In July 2009, Gardner was appointed Nine News Sydney weekend presenter, replacing Mark Ferguson as it was revealed that he had signed with the Seven Network.

Gardner received her media training through the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. She has received multiple awards and accolades throughout her career and is known to be highly intellectual. She received outstanding results in all of her aptitude tests during her application to the Nine Network in 2002 including scoring 149 on her IQ test.

On 26 May 2014, Georgie announced on Today that she will be leaving the show to spend more time with family whilst still continuing with the Nine Network on Nine News and 60 Minutes. Gardner finished on the show on Friday 6 June 2014 and it received its highest ratings for a while, 359,000 according to Oztam accessed from TV Tonight. It was said this was a way to bid farewell to the 'elegant', 'gracious' personality of the show in a respected way. Gardner was replaced by Nine News reporter Sylvia Jeffreys.

Gardner is currently a fill in presenter for Sonia Kruger on Today Extra.


  1. ^ "Georgie Gardner late to the Today Show for the first time in seven years". 1 May 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Sharp, Annette (3 July 2012). "Georgie Gardner celebrates 10 years on Channel Nine's Today show with lunch with colleagues at Otto in Woolloomooloo". The Daily Telegraph. 
  3. ^ Duck, Siobhan (4 December 2007). "Georgie Gardner speaks from the heart". The Courier-Mail. 

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Preceded by
Mark Ferguson
Nine News Sydney
Presenter (Fri & Sat)

July 2009 - present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Sharyn Ghidella
News Presenter (Tues-Fri)

December 2006 - June 2014
Succeeded by
Sylvia Jeffreys
Preceded by
Nine News First at Five
Presenter (Sat)

February 2011 - December 2013
Succeeded by
Belinda Russell
Preceded by
Leila McKinnon
National Nine News Morning Edition

Succeeded by
Wendy Kingston
Preceded by
Program started
National Nine News Afternoon Edition

2004 - 2005
Succeeded by
Mike Munro
Preceded by
Alan Wilkie
National Nine News Sydney
Weather Presenter

2002 - 2004
Succeeded by
Jaynie Seal
Preceded by
Program re-started
Co-host with Mark Beretta

2000 - 2002
Succeeded by
Melissa Doyle