Natarsha Belling

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Natarsha Belling
Natarsha Belling (39861642711).jpg
Born (1970-05-29) 29 May 1970 (age 51)
NationalityAustralian
Other namesTarsh, Nat
EducationCharles Sturt University
OccupationJournalist
Years active1995−present
Spouse(s)Glen Sealey
Children2
Websitenatarshabelling.com

Natarsha Belling (born 29 May 1970) is an Australian journalist.

Belling has previously worked at Network 10 as a television presenter, news presenter and reporter. She spent over two decades with the company until being made redundant in August 2020.

Early life and education[edit]

Belling was born and raised in Mudgee in the Orana region of New South Wales.[1] She often visits the town with her family[1] and has philanthropic connections with the region.[2]

She was a boarder at St Vincent's College, Potts Point in Sydney.

Belling attended Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, New South Wales and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) degree.[2]

Career[edit]

Prior to joining Network 10, Belling was a reporter with Prime Television in Orange, New South Wales, and was a presenter with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Darwin.[3] She then joined 10, originally as a medical reporter.

In 2007, Belling became the national presenter of 10 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. Belling was also a fill-in co-host for Kim Watkins on Ten's former morning show 9am with David and Kim.[4]

Also in May 2009, Belling replaced Bill Woods on 10 Weekend News, upon returning from maternity leave.

In October 2011, Matt Doran joined Belling on a revamped version of 10 News Weekend, along with former Sports Tonight weekend presenter Rob Canning and meteorologist Magdalena Roze.

In late 2012, 10 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 10 Weekend News, as Belling was promoted to co-present the new Wake Up breakfast program.

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 returned to 10 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 10'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.[5]

In November 2014, Network 10 announced that Belling would once again host Ten Eyewitness News Weekend due to Mike Munro resigning after one year with the network.

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.

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. She has been working in this role from the beginning of 2019 and when Sarah Harris is not in attendance, Belling hosts the show for the day. Other panel members include Joe Hildebrand, Kerri-Anne Kennerly, Angela Bishop, and Denise Drysdale.

In August 2020, Belling was made redundant by Network 10, bringing to an end a career of over two decades with the network. Along with her, other Ten News presenters including Tim Bailey, Rebecca Morse and Kerri-Anne Kennerley were also made redundant.[6]

On 17 November 2020, Belling announced that she would be fronting a new podcast, Your Morning Agenda. The podcast fall under Southern Cross Austereo's news podcast product suite and its commitment to deliver the most up to date news and current affairs for listeners. This daily news podcast will deliver the top breaking news stories every morning covering national and international, news and sport with a clear focus on business and finance from 6:30am.[7]

Four months after being made redundant by Channel 10, Belling joined the 7 Network as a panelist. Natarsha filled in for Kylie Gillies between 21 and 24 December with Larry Emdur to co-host The Morning Show.

Belling appears weekly on The Morning Show as a panelist to discuss current topics of interest, in the 'What's The Buzz' segment.

As a passionate advocate for rural Australia, Belling announced her new role as the co-host and newsreader on Australia Today, through the Listnr app with Steve Price. The broadcast began on 6 April 2021, with episodes streaming on weekdays between 7 - 10am.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Belling is married to Glen Sealey who is currently working as the general manager for Maserati Australia. They have two sons, Harry (b. 2007) and Hugo (b. 2009) [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Country Fun for the Family in the Mudgee Region". Visit Mudgee Region. 1 August 2012. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b "About Natarsha Belling". Natarhsa Belling.
  3. ^ Profile at Platinum Speakers
  4. ^ http://www.mediaspy.org/forum/index.php?/topic/6406-9am-with-david-and-kim/page-10
  5. ^ Colin Kruger: "Ten cost cutting looks like a silver lining", Sydney Morning Herald, 14 November 2013.
  6. ^ Blackiston, Hannah (11 August 2020). "Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Natarsha Belling and Tim Bailey all axed as Ten cuts across the network". Mumbrella. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Natarsha Belling fronts PodcastOne's new daily news podcast, Your Morning Agenda". Radio Today. 17 November 2020. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  8. ^ https://mumbrella.com.au/steve-price-gets-live-digital-breakfast-show-on-sca-listnr-676647
  9. ^ Tait, Allison (13 April 2009). "What's the best age to have a baby". Sydney Morning Herald.

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Preceded by
Mike Munro
10 News First Weekend
Presenter

February 2015 - December 2018
Succeeded by
Chris Bath
Preceded by
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Wake Up
Co-host

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

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

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

October 2011 - May 2013
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Ten Eyewitness News Weekend
Preceded by
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Ten Weekend News
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2009 - 2011
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