Rebecca Maddern

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Rebecca Maddern
Born (1977-08-06) 6 August 1977 (age 44)
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
NationalityAustralian
OccupationJournalist and presenter
Years active2001−present
EmployerSeven Network
Spouse(s)
Trent Miller
(m. 2014)
[citation needed]
Children1

Rebecca Maddern (born 6 August 1977) is an Australian television presenter and journalist.

Maddern is currently weekend presenter of Seven News Melbourne with Mike Amor and presents Seven Afternoon News in Melbourne.

She has worked at Seven Network for over a decade, where she was a presenter and reporter for Seven News and also presented a variety of programs and events across the network.

Maddern has previously worked at the Nine Network, where she was a host of Weekend Today, host at the Australian Open for Nine's Wide World of Sports and co-host of Australian Ninja Warrior.[1] She is the former co-host of The Footy Show which she originally signed with the network to do.

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.

Seven Network[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3] 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. Nathan Templeton replaced her as Melbourne correspondent.[4]

Nine Network[edit]

In March 2016, the Nine Network announced that Maddern will co-host the AFL Footy Show.[5]

In November 2016, Maddern was announced as the host of Australian Ninja Warrior which aired on the Nine Network in July 2017.[6][7]

In August 2018, it was announced that Maddern will host the network's tennis coverage. It was also announced that she will not be returning to the AFL Footy Show.

In December 2019, the Nine Network announced that Maddern will replace Allison Langdon as host of Weekend Today.[8]

Rebecca has also hosted Nine's coverage of the 2019 Cricket World Cup and 2019 Ashes Series in England.

In November 2021, it was announced that Maddern had resigned from the Nine Network after being unable to agree on contractual terms.[9]

Return to Seven Network[edit]

In January 2022, it was announced that Maddern will return to the Seven Network where she will present Seven News Melbourne with Mike Amor on weekends and presents Seven Afternoon News Melbourne by replacing Jacqueline Felgate.[10]

On 12 January 2022, leaked footage from Seven News revealed Maddern referring to tennis player Novak Djokovic as a “lying, sneaky arsehole”, in an off-air conversation with Mike Amor. This conversation was sparked by Djokovic’s recent release from detention by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.[11]

Personal life[edit]

In October 2006, Maddern married Geelong real estate identity, James Wilson. They have since divorced.[12]

Rebecca was named as the ambassador for the Geelong Cup in 2007.[13]

In 2011, Maddern was named the number one ticket holder for the Geelong Football Club[14]

In March 2014, Rebecca married Seven News cameraman Trent Miller. Miller is now a cameraman for GTV-9, and also provides his services to the AFL Footy Show.[15]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rebecca Maddern departs Nine after five and a half years". 9now.nine.com.au. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  2. ^ 2003 Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards
  3. ^ "Rebecca Maddern joins Sunrise as Melbourne correspondent". 27 March 2014.
  4. ^ Perry, Kevin (31 May 2016). "Nathan Templeton named as Melbourne Correspondent for Sunrise". DeciderTV. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Lyon's shock successor on Footy Show". NewsComAu. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  6. ^ Knox, David (8 November 2016). "Nine Upfronts 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Nine in 2017". nineentertainmentco.com.au. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  8. ^ "New-look Today show line-up announced". 9now.nine.com.au. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Rebecca Maddern departs Nine after five and a half years". 9now.nine.com.au. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  10. ^ Mediaweek (1 January 2022). "Rebecca Maddern returns to 7News co-hosting weekend Melbourne bulletins". Mediaweek. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  11. ^ readJanuary 12, Crystal WuDigital Reporterless than 2 min; 2022 - 9:54am (11 January 2022). "'Lying, sneaky a**hole': Channel 7 newsreaders thrashes Novak Djokovic in leaked video". skynews. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  12. ^ Twist to Seven marriage splits
  13. ^ Geelong's best bets for Cup
  14. ^ Channel 7's Maddern is Cats No. 1
  15. ^ Instagram

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Preceded by Seven Afternoon News
Presenter

26 September 2005 – 30 June 2006
January 2013 – August 2013
Succeeded by
Preceded by Sunrise
Melbourne correspondent

March 2014 – March 2016
Succeeded by
Preceded by Weekend Today
Co-host

January 2020 - November 2021
Succeeded by
Belinda Russell
Charles Croucher
Preceded by
Mike Amor (solo)
Seven News Melbourne
Weekend Presenter with Mike Amor

January 2022 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Jacqueline Felgate
Seven Afternoon News Melbourne
Thursday & Friday Presenter

January 2022 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent