Natarsha Belling

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Natarsha Belling
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Natasha Belling Sydney, Australia at the launch the new Christian Dior store
Born Natasha Belling
(1975-05-29) 29 May 1975 (age 42)
Mudgee, New South Wales
Other names Tarsh
Education Charles Sturt University
Occupation Journalist
Employer Network Ten
Spouse(s) Glen Sealey
Children 2 sons

Natarsha Belling (born 29 May 1975) is an Australian national news presenter on Network Ten.

She presents Ten Eyewitness News - First At Five: Weekends and has done since May 2009.

Belling was also the co-host of Network Ten's breakfast show Wake Up, which launched on 4 November 2013 and concluded 23 May 2014.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Belling was born and raised in Mudgee in the Orana region of New South Wales.[2] She often visits the town with her family[2] and has philanthropic connections with the region.[3]

Belling attended Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, New South Wales and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) degree.[3]

Career[edit]

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.[4] She then joined Channel Ten News, originally as a medical reporter.[citation needed]

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.

Also in May 2009, Belling replaced Bill Woods on Ten Weekend News, upon returning from maternity leave.

In October 2011, Matt Doran joined Belling on a revamped version of Ten Weekend News, along with former Sports Tonight weekend presenter Rob Canning & meteorologist Magdalena Roze.

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-2013 Hermione Kitson replaced Belling on Ten Weekend News, as Belling was promoted to co-present the new Wake Up breakfast program.

In 2014, Mike Munro joined the network to present Ten Weekend News.

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.

Belling was returned to Ten Weekend News in 2015, where she remains.

She also regularly fills-in and has guest roles on other programs across the network, including Ten News Sydney, The Project & Studio 10.

Belling (along with long-time colleague Sandra Sully) is one of the only remaining original staff members from the networks 2000s period.

Belling was also a fill-in co-host for Kim Watkins on Ten's former morning show 9am with David and Kim.[5]

From 2010, Belling presented brief news updates on The Circle, headlining the latest news on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. She has also been a fill-in co-host on the show. She has also been a guest on The Project.

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.[6]

In November 2014, Network Ten announced that Belling would once again host Ten Eyewitness News Weekend due to Mike Munro resigning after one year with the network.

Personal life[edit]

Belling is married to Glen Sealey who is currently working for Maserati Australia. They have two sons.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Natarsha Belling [@NatarshaBelling] (15 October 2013). "In case you've missed our exciting news. It's official @WakeUpOnTEN starts Monday Nov 4. Hope u can join us from 6.30am x" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  2. ^ a b "Country Fun for the Family in the Mudgee Region". Visit Mudgee Region. 1 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "About Natarsha Belling". Natarhsa Belling. 
  4. ^ Profile at Platinum Speakers
  5. ^ http://www.mediaspy.org/forum/index.php?/topic/6406-9am-with-david-and-kim/page-10
  6. ^ Colin Kruger: "Ten cost cutting looks like a silver lining", Sydney Morning Herald, 14 November 2013.
  7. ^ "What's the best age to have a baby", Sydney Morning Herald.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Mike Munro
Ten Eyewitness News Weekend
Presenter

January 2015 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Originator
Wake Up
Co-host

November 2013 - May 2014
Succeeded by
Axed
Preceded by
Ron Wilson
Breakfast
News & sport presenter (Thurs & Fri)

July 2012 - December 2012
Succeeded by
Axed
Preceded by
Tracey Spicer
Ten Morning News
Presenter, 2007 - 2008; 2009 - 2011 (Monday-Wednesday); 2012 (Wednesday-Friday)

2007 - 2012
Succeeded by
Ron Wilson
Preceded by
Ten Weekend News
Ten News At Five - Weekend Edition
Co-presenter with Matt Doran (2011 - May 2013); solo (2013)

October 2011 - May 2013
Succeeded by
Ten Eyewitness News Weekend
Preceded by
Bill Woods (2007-2008)
Ten Weekend News
Presenter

2009 - 2011
Succeeded by
Ten News At Five - Weekend Edition