Belling in 2018
29 May 1970
|Residence||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Education||Charles Sturt University|
|Known for||Studio 10|
Natarsha Belling (born 29 May 1970) is an Australian national news presenter on Network 10.
She's currently a news presenter on Studio 10.
Early life and education
Prior to joining Ten, Belling was a reporter with Prime Television in Orange, New South Wales, and was a presenter with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Darwin. She then joined Channel Ten News, originally as a medical reporter.
In 2007, Belling became the national presenter of Ten Morning News, replacing Tracey Spicer. She read the news on Wednesdays to Fridays (with Ron Wilson presenting on Mondays and Tuesdays). From May 2009 through to 2012, Belling presented the bulletin from Monday to Wednesday (with Wilson presenting Thursday and Friday), in order to allow her two days off work per week. Belling was also a fill-in co-host for Kim Watkins on Ten's former morning show 9am with David and Kim.
In late 2012, Ten Weekend News was returned to a solo presented bulletin with Belling in the role. Canning also resigned from the network after 12 years and Roze also eventually resigned.
In mid-2014, Wake Up was axed and Belling took leave and wasn't given a permanent position again for some time, filling-in and having various guest roles. Natarsha returned to Ten Weekend News in 2015, where she remains.
In 2010, Belling presented brief news updates on The Circle, headlining the latest news on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
In July 2012, Belling was appointed Thursday and Friday news presenter on Breakfast which, due to poor ratings, was cancelled in December 2012.
In July 2013, Belling was appointed co-host of Network Ten's new breakfast show Wake Up with Natasha Exelby and James Mathison. Within a short time the program lost about 50% of its audience share by November 2013 rated lower than Breakfast, the show Ten cancelled the year before because of low ratings.
Belling is a regular fill in for Sarah Harris on Studio 10 and Carrie Bickmore on The Project. She also had a short stint hosting The Sunday Project until she was replaced by Chris Bath who was later replaced by Lisa Wilkinson.
Belling's major Studio 10 fill-in stints were when host Sarah Harris took leave to marry her fiancé, host a local edition of Shark Tank Australia and when she was on maternity leave giving birth to her sons in 2015 and 2017.
In December 2018, it was announced that Belling would join Studio 10 as a news presenter.
- "Country Fun for the Family in the Mudgee Region". Visit Mudgee Region. 1 August 2012. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014.
- "About Natarsha Belling". Natarhsa Belling.
- Profile at Platinum Speakers
- Colin Kruger: "Ten cost cutting looks like a silver lining", Sydney Morning Herald, 14 November 2013.
- "What's the best age to have a baby", Sydney Morning Herald.
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January 2015 - December 2018
| Wake Up
November 2013 - May 2014
News & sport presenter (Thurs & Fri)
July 2012 - December 2012
| Ten Morning News
Presenter, 2007 - 2008; 2009 - 2011 (Monday-Wednesday); 2012 (Wednesday-Friday)
2007 - 2012
Ten Weekend News
| Ten News At Five - Weekend Edition
Co-presenter with Matt Doran (2011 - May 2013); solo (2013)
October 2011 - May 2013
Ten Eyewitness News Weekend
Bill Woods (2007-2008)
| Ten Weekend News
2009 - 2011
Ten News At Five - Weekend Edition