Mark Beretta

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Mark Beretta

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Beretta in 2010
Born (1966-06-16) 16 June 1966 (age 56)
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Occupation(s)Journalist, sports broadcaster, TV personality

Mark Beretta OAM (born 16 June 1966) is an Australian journalist, best known as a sports reporter on Seven Network program Sunrise.

In July 2008, Beretta began presenting Seven Early News sport alongside Natalie Barr at 5.30 am, which leads into Sunrise, where he is still the sports presenter.[1] Beretta joined with Tom Williams to host Rexona Australia's Greatest Athlete, in 2010. In 2011, he again hosted the show, this time alongside dual international Wendell Sailor.[2]


Mark Beretta formerly co-hosted Sunrise with current Nine News presenter Georgie Gardner from 2000 to 2002. From mid-2002 to 2004, he moved to presenting the sport on Seven News in Sydney.[3] At the end of 2003, it was announced that Seven had poached Sports Tonight presenter Matthew White to join their refreshed 6pm lineup in Sydney for sport in the new year. Without a designated role, Beretta was asked to fill-in for David Koch on Sunrise for a few weeks in early 2004. Soon after, he became a 'Sunrise regular' during sports chats a few times a week. By August 2004, he was appointed as permanent sport presenter.

Beretta hosted the coverage of the 1998 Nagano, 2000 Sydney and 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games, as well as the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games.[3]

In 2006, Beretta was the host of Seven Network's quiz show, The Master,[4] which originally ran on Wednesday nights at 8:30 pm (later moved to Monday nights at 7:30 pm during the non-ratings season).

From 2007 until 2014, Beretta was part of the Seven Network's V8 Supercar commentary team, working alongside Matthew White, Neil Crompton, Mark Skaife and Mark Larkham. Beretta returned to commentary in 2021 when Seven resumed coverage of the championship from previous broadcaster Network 10.[5]

Beretta is also a fill in presenter on The Morning Show and Weekend Sunrise, and a fill-in sport presenter on Seven News in Sydney. In 2013, Beretta hosted Seven's coverage of the Australian Open.


In October 2010, Beretta released his book The Riders - Australia's Motorcycle Champions through publisher HarperCollins.[6] The Riders offers an insider's view of the world of motorcycle racing, with a collection of stories on 24 of Australia's greatest motorbike champions.

Personal life[edit]

Beretta is married and has two children.

Since 2010 he has regularly taken part in the 1,400 km (870 mi) Tour de Cure bike ride from Sydney to Mooloolaba over ten days, to raise money to help find a cure for cancer.[7][8] In 2011, he was appointed to the board of Tour De Cure.[9]

In 2019 he joined the Australian Army Reserves.[10]

Recognition and awards[edit]

Beretta was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours, for "service to the community through charitable organisations".[11]


  1. ^ "Sunrise plays catch up to Today Show". The Daily Telegraph. 12 July 2008. Archived from the original on 16 July 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2008.
  2. ^ Schipp, Debbie (13 February 2011). "Sport superstars go head to head". Sunday Tasmanian. p. 18. Retrieved 18 June 2021 – via Newsbank Australia.
  3. ^ a b "Mark Beretta". Australian Waterski and Wakeboard Federation. Archived from the original on 30 March 2021. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  4. ^ Tucker Evans, Anooska (24 December 2006). "tvguide challenges The Master host Mark Beretta". The Courier-Mail. p. 6. Retrieved 18 June 2021 – via Newsbank Australia.
  5. ^ Pavey, James (27 February 2021). "Who's who: Introducing the 2021 broadcast team". Supercars Championship. Archived from the original on 28 February 2021. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  6. ^ Malik, Sarah (4 September 2010). "Exploring power and passion". Townsville Bulletin. p. 54. Retrieved 18 June 2021 – via Newsbank Australia.
  7. ^ "How to support Mark Beretta and the Tour de Cure riders as they raise money to cure cancer". 25 March 2021. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Mark Beretta: Meet the Sunrise team". 9 April 2020. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Our Board". Tour de Cure. Archived from the original on 13 November 2018. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  10. ^ "TV sports reporter Captain Mark Beretta's new job title". 2GB. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  11. ^ "Queen's Birthday 2021 Honours - the full list". Sydney Morning Herald. Nine Entertainment Co. 13 June 2021. Retrieved 13 June 2021.

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