Liz Hayes

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Liz Hayes
Elizabeth Ryan

(1956-05-23) 23 May 1956 (age 62)
ResidenceSydney, New South Wales
OccupationJournalist, television presenter
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)Ben Crane

Elizabeth Ryan (born 23 May 1956), commonly known as Liz Hayes, is an Australian television presenter.[1]


Hayes is best known for her work as a reporter on 60 Minutes, and as a former co-host of Today Australia. She started her career as a cadet journalist on the local Manning River Times newspaper, becoming assistant editor. She moved to Sydney and worked for New Idea and TV Week for a few weeks, before becoming a reporter for Network Ten's Eyewitness News.

In 1981. she was signed to the Nine Network, reporting for National Nine News and then presenting the National Nine Morning News. In 1986, Hayes was appointed co-host of Today Australia with Steve Liebmann and stayed co-host until 1996 with Tracy Grimshaw replacing her. In 1996, she joined 60 Minutes as a reporter and remains in this position today.[1] In 2011, Hayes celebrated 30 years with the Nine Network.

Personal life[edit]

Hayes met, and married, her first husband, Brian Hayes, a builder, in her home town of Taree.[2] She was also briefly married to the advertising entrepreneur John Singleton in 1991, his fourth wife.[3] In September 1998, a man who had quietly stalked her for ten years agreed not to approach her.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "Liz Hayes". Meet the Team. 60 Minutes. Retrieved 2008-01-27.
  2. ^ "The private life of Liz Hayes". Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  3. ^ The six wives of Singo 27 July 2002
  4. ^ "TELEVISION - Liz Hayes". Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  5. ^ Case Studies
Media offices
Preceded by
Patrice Newell
Today Australia
co-host with Steve Liebmann and George Negus and Steve Liebmann

Succeeded by
Tracy Grimshaw