22 September 1967
|Years active||1979 – present|
|Known for||National Nine Morning News
1992 Olympic Games
Australia's Most Wanted
1998 Commonwealth Games
9am with David and Kim (2007–2009)
Saving Babies (2007)
Sydney New Year's Eve (2007–08); (2008–09)
|Children||Cameron, Ripley (twin daughters)
Kim Watkins (born 22 September 1967) is an Australian television and news presenter.
In 1995 Watkins joined the Nine Network, working as a reporter on many shows including Good Medicine, Australia's Most Wanted, Money, and giving updates for the Wide World Of Sports telecast of the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. Watkins also presented National Nine Morning News and was a fill-in presenter on other National Nine News bulletin .
In April 2005, Watkins took the Nine Network to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, following a maternity leave dispute in which Watkins was reported to be "unhappy with the work she was assigned when she returned from maternity leave after giving birth to her third child." Watkins and the Nine Network reached an agreement and she left the Nine Network.
In January 2006, Watkins joined Network Ten to co-host a new morning show 9am with David and Kim with David Reyne. The show replaced long running Good Morning Australia. She also hosted Saving Babies was a regular fill-presenter for Carrie Bickmore on Network Ten's panel show The Project.
Kim is also an avid amateur motor racing driver and has driven in a number of celebrity events including the celebrity race before the 2006 Australian Grand Prix. Starting from second on the grid, behind three times Australian Superbike champion Shawn Giles, Watkins finished in third place behind winner, Giles, and AFL footballer, Alastair Lynch. Watkins said, "I am absolutely ecstatic with third...This is one for all the Mummies out there" ....
- Nicholson, Sarah, "Square eyes", The Courier-Mail, 28 February 2007
- The Guide, "Woman of substance heads south", The Courier-Mail, 26 January 2006
- Vermeer, Tony, "Watkins settles network dispute", Sunday Telegraph, 1 May 2005
- Edmonds, Mike; Dennehy, Luke; Adams, Chloe; "Kim goes beyond", The Herald Sun, 15 November 2005
- Gadd, Michael, "New Kids on Ten Block", The Newcastle Herald, 27 January 2006
- Superbike champ takes out Celebrity Challenge Driveguide 3 April 2006
- Elsworth, Sophie, "Kim's just kidding around", The Advertiser, 21 February 2007
- "Kim Watkins turns down Ten's Breakfast". Media Spy. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
- Hoffmann, Luise, Kim and Kerri-Anne's TV faux pas, ABC Brisbane, 15 May 2007
- Mum In Profile - Kim Watkins, essentialbaby.com.au, September 2006
- Kim Watkins, Channel Ten biography
- Kim Watkins at the Internet Movie Database
Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton
|9am with David & Kim
Co-host with David Reyne
January 2006–11 December 2009
Gretel Killeen and Daniel MacPherson
|Sydney New Year's Eve
Co-host with Andrew Günsberg
2007–08 – 2008–09
Leila McKinnon and Cameron Williams