Gorgi Coghlan

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Gorgi Coghlan
Born Gorgina Rendell
1975 (age 40–41)
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Television personality, singer, journalist
Years active 2004–present
Television The Circle, The Project
Spouse(s) Simon Coghlan
Justin Quill (divorced)

Georgina "Gorgi" Coghlan (née Rendell) is an Australian television presenter, best known for her regular appearances as a substitute presenter on Network Ten's The Project, as well as co-hosting The Circle until 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Coghlan grew up in Warrnambool, Victoria on a sheep farm. She was educated in Warrnambool at both St Ann's Ladies College[1] and Emmanuel College and is a former State level equestrian competitor in eventing and dressage. Coghlan also has a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education, specialising in Biology and Science, and a Bachelor in Science, and worked as a teacher at McKinnon Secondary College.[2]

Gorgi was previously married to lawyer Justin Quill. In October 2009, she married Ballarat businessman Simon Coghlan. In July 2010, Coghlan announced on The Circle that she was pregnant with her first baby[3] and she gave birth to a daughter on 30 December 2010.


Prior to joining Network Ten Coghlan was the Melbourne reporter and travel presenter for Today and for National Nine News on the Nine Network. Coghlan joined Today in 2004 after working on programmes for community television station, Channel 31 in Melbourne. Coghlan worked at Channel 31 on the news and current affairs program C News in Melbourne, where she presented the news and worked as a reporter.

During her time at the Nine Network, she was also the Melbourne reporter for National Nine News Early Edition and worked as a reporter on National Nine News in Melbourne. She has also filled in presenting the weather on Today for Steven Jacobs. She resigned from Today in December 2008.[2]

In 2010, Network Ten announced Coghlan as host of the new morning show The Circle alongside Denise Drysdale, Yumi Stynes and Chrissie Swan. Coghlan is also a fill-in presenter for Carrie Bickmore on The Project.[4] Colin Lane replaced Coghlan on The Circle whilst she was on maternity leave. She was also a weekly radio social commentator on 3AW "Afternoons with Denis Walter".

Coghlan has appeared in numerous professional musicals and televised concerts. she has had parts in the long running Queen musical "We Will Rock You", "Carols By Candlelight" (2006, 2007 & 2008) and the Nine Network's The Singing Bee and ABBAMANIA.[citation needed] She released a solo album Edward dedicated to her late grandfather, who inspired her love of singing and music.[citation needed]

In February 2015, Coghlan was announced as Carrie Bickmore's replacement on The Project whilst Carrie is on maternity leave. She also co-hosts The Project on Friday nights once Bickmore returned.[5]


  1. ^ "Logie Win for Warrnambool's Georgi". Warnnambool Standard - 2 May 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Gorgi Coghlan, Profile Talent Management, 13 July 2010
  3. ^ Gorgi Coghlan is pregnant, 3AW, 13 July 2010
  4. ^ "Gorgi Coghlan". Ten Network. 
  5. ^ Domjen, Briana (February 28, 2015). "Carrie Bickmore’s replacement on The Project plans to harness her 'inner teacher' to keep panellists in line". Daily Telegraph. Sydney. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 

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