Kelly Nestor

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Kelly Nestor (born 22 August 1968[1]) is an Australian television news presenter and is working for The Advertiser.


Nestor was born and raised in Broken Hill, New South Wales, but made her name as a news presenter in Adelaide.

Nestor studied for a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from 1987 to 1989 at the South Australian College of Advanced Education's Magill Campus, now part of the University of South Australia in Adelaide. Nestor began work as a reporter at Central TV Network (GTS BKN) in Port Pirie in 1989.

Nestor moved to the ABC in Adelaide and worked as a journalist and presenter for South Australia's ABC News as well as the presenter of Stateline for almost three years. She also worked as a reporter, producer and presenter for the Adelaide version of The 7:30 Report at the ABC.

Nestor became the weekday presenter of ABC News in Adelaide and later moved to Melbourne to present Ten News at Five Adelaide, which was produced in Melbourne at the time. Following a number of years as presenter of Ten News at Five, Nestor left to Network Ten move to Sydney where she became a part-time presenter with Sky News Australia.

On 19 September 2007, following the death of Kevin Crease in April that year, it was announced that Nestor would return to Adelaide to present Nine News.[2] Nestor began as presenter of Nine News on 8 October 2007, working alongside Rob Kelvin. In February 2008, Nestor started casual radio work presenting the afternoon programme on Adelaide talk radio station (5AA) FIVEaa.

On 26 November 2009, one day after the axing of the local A Current Affair was announced, Nestor announced live on air that her contract with NWS9 was not going to be renewed next year and she would finish on 18 December 2009.[3]

In 2017, in the wake of the 2015-16 Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission and subsequent Citizens' Jury, Nestor wrote an opinion piece for The Advertiser urging South Australian opposition leader Steven Marshall to reconsider his party's opposition to considering the future importation and storage of international nuclear waste in South Australia. She claimed that she was neither for nor against the proposal but wanted to be informed.[4]


  1. ^ Meegan, Genevieve (2013-02-17). "Ex-newsreader Kelly Nestor, a mum for second time at 44 after heartache of miscarriages". The Advertiser. News Limited. Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Nestor new name at Nine". Adelaide Now. 19 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  3. ^ Harvy, Ben; Helene Sobolewski; Paul Starick (27 November 2009). "Channel Nine wrong to sack newsreader Kelly Nestor". The Advertiser. News Limited. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Nestor, Kelly (2017-01-04). "Kelly Nestor: Learn lessons from the US presidential election and make SA great (again)". Retrieved 2017-01-12. 

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Preceded by
Kevin Crease
Nine News Adelaide
Presenter with Rob Kelvin

Succeeded by
Michael Smyth
Preceded by
Nikki Dwyer
Ten News at Five Adelaide
Presenter with George Donikian

Succeeded by
Rebecca Morse
Preceded by
Michael Smyth
ABC News Adelaide
Weekend Presenter

1998– 2000
Succeeded by
Michael Smyth
Preceded by
Michael Smyth
ABC News Adelaide
Weekday Presenter

2000– 2001
Succeeded by
Dominique Schwartz