Kay McGrath

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Kay McGrath is an Australian journalist.

McGrath is currently weekend presenter on Seven News Brisbane.[1]


McGrath was formerly a newsreader at TVQ-0 and presented a national breakfast news/finance show called TVAM on the Seven Network in 1988 from Sydney and the following year Kay joined the Seven News Brisbane team in 1989, has had a distinguished career by reporting on the Fitzgerald Inquiry, as well as the Brisbane airport hijacking, and reporting on-location after Cyclone Larry hit Innisfail, and on the Sunshine Coast in the aftermath of Steve Irwin's death.

During her time with Seven, she has reported for and co-hosted a series of documentaries on local social issues, including the acclaimed special, "Behind Closed Doors: Child Abuse in Queensland".

In January 2013, McGrath and Rod Young were appointed Friday & Saturday presenters of Seven News Brisbane with Sharyn Ghidella and Bill McDonald taking over Sunday to Thursday nights.

Personal life[edit]

McGrath is committed to a number of community issues. A campaigner against child abuse, she is patron of the organisation, Protect All Children Today (PACT), and an ambassador for Act for Kids. For a number of years McGrath has also chaired the committee that organises Child Protection Week activities in Queensland during September. Kay is also committed to the fight against breast cancer, and is a vice patron of the Breast Cancer Association of Queensland.

Kay has two sons, Nicholas and Joseph.


Preceded by
Simone Semmens
Seven News Brisbane
Presenter with Rod Young

1989 - 2012
Succeeded by
Sharyn Ghidella & Bill McDonald
Preceded by
Sharyn Ghidella
Seven News Brisbane
Weekend Presenter

January 2013 - present
Succeeded by