Rebecca Maddern

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Rebecca Maddern
Born (1977-08-06) 6 August 1977 (age 41)
Geelong, Victoria
Residence Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Occupation Journalist, reporter & news presenter
Years active 2001−present
Spouse(s)
Trent Miller (m. 2014)
Children 1

Rebecca Maddern (born 6 August 1977) is an Australian award-winning senior journalist, news reporter and presenter. Maddern is the former co-host of the AFL Footy Show on the Nine Network. She has previously worked at the Seven Network.

Career[edit]

Maddern started off her career in radio after she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from the RMIT University in 1999. Later she became a sports reporter for Melbourne radio station Triple M, whilst there she worked alongside some of the top media personalities of Australia. In 2001, Rebecca began reading the Fox FM afternoon news reports and, at the beginning of 2002, moved to Nova 100 to read the breakfast news during the inaugural year of Hughesy, Kate and Dave.

In October 2002, Maddern joined the Seven Network after being offered reporting position by the news director. It was there in her first year of television reporting, she won a prestigious Quill Award for her coverage of Victoria's January 2003 bushfires.[1]

In September 2005, Rebecca was appointed presenter of Seven Afternoon News replacing David Johnston until the bulletin moved to the network's Sydney studios.

In January 2013, Maddern returned to present Seven Afternoon News with production moving back to Melbourne again replacing Samantha Armytage. However, in August 2013 she was replaced by Melissa Doyle and Matt White.

In March 2014, Rebecca joined Sunrise as Melbourne correspondent replacing Nick Etchells.[2] In recent years, Maddern had reduced duties on Seven News as a senior reporter due to her Sunrise commitments. She remained with Sunrise until her move to the Nine Network in March 2016 to co-host the AFL Footy Show.[3] She was replaced by sports reporter Nathan Templeton.[4]

In November 2016, Maddern was announced as the host of Australian Ninja Warrior which aired on the Nine Network in July 2017.[5][6]

In August 2018, it was announced that Maddern will host the Nine Network’s Tennis coverage and its was also announced that she will not be returning to the AFL Footy Show.

Personal life[edit]

In October 2006, Maddern married Geelong real estate identity, James Wilson, they have since divorced.[7]

Rebecca was named as the ambassador for the Geelong Cup in 2007.[8]

In 2011, Maddern was named the number one ticket holder for the Geelong Football Club[9]

In March 2014, Rebecca married Seven News cameraman Trent Miller. Trent Miller is now a cameraman for GTV-9, and also provides his services to the AFL Footy Show.[10]

In November 2017, she announced she was pregnant with her first child. She gave birth to a daughter on 12 April 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2003 Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards
  2. ^ http://mumbrella.com.au/rebecca-maddern-joins-sunrise-melbourne-correspondent-216696
  3. ^ "Lyon's shock successor on Footy Show". NewsComAu. Retrieved 2016-03-29.
  4. ^ Perry, Kevin (31 May 2016). "Nathan Templeton named as Melbourne Correspondent for Sunrise". DeciderTV. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  5. ^ Knox, David (8 November 2016). "Nine Upfronts 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Nine in 2017". nineentertainmentco.com.au. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  7. ^ Twist to Seven marriage splits
  8. ^ Geelong's best bets for Cup
  9. ^ Channel 7's Maddern is Cats No. 1
  10. ^ Instagram

External links[edit]

Media offices
Preceded by
David Johnston
Samantha Armytage
Seven Afternoon News
Presenter

26 September 2005 – 30 June 2006
January 2013 – August 2013
Succeeded by
Mike Amor
Melissa Doyle & Matthew White
Preceded by
Nick Etchells
Sunrise
Melbourne correspondent

March 2014 – March 2016
Succeeded by
Nathan Templeton
Preceded by
Garry Lyon
AFL Footy Show
Co-host
with James Brayshaw (2016),
Craig Hutchinson (2017) &
Eddie McGuire (2017 - present)

2016-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Program Started
Australian Ninja Warrior
Co-host
(with Ben Fordham)

2017-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent