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17 August 1973|
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
|Occupation||Media Personality, Author and CEO & Co-Founder of SWIISH.com|
|Known for||The Daily Edition, Sydney Weekender, Never Stop Believing, Super Green Smoothies, The Good Life and Simple and Lean|
|Spouse(s)||Marcus Obermeder (2001-present)|
Sally Obermeder (born 17 August 1973) is an Australian media personality and television presenter.
Since launching in 2013, Sally has been the co-host of The Daily Edition, Channel 7's afternoon show. The show is an exciting combination of breaking news, live interviews and entertainment updates. The live panel show airs weekdays at 2pm.
In November 2012 Obermeder launched a lifestyle blog – swiish.com. The website focuses on living a luxe for less lifestyle. It covers a range of topics including fashion, beauty, health, home and family. In 2015, swiish.com also expanded into an online store selling fashion, accessories and homewares, along with products and accessories for Super Green Smoothies.
Obermeder's first book Never Stop Believing was released in April 2013, through Allen & Unwin. In the bestseller, Obermeder shares her story in a memoir about her struggle to succeed in the world of commercial television and her battle with cancer.
During her cancer recovery, Sally discovered green smoothies as a way to get her health back on track. Drinking one smoothie a day, Sally lost more than 15 kilograms. It was this success that prompted her and her sister, Maha Koraiem, to write their first book together, Super Green Smoothies.
Obermeder released her e-book Super Green Smoothies in September 2014 with her sister Maha Koraiem. The book is filled with green smoothie recipes created for weight loss and health. In April 2013, a paperback version of it was published by Allen and Unwin. The book is now in its 12th reprint and has sold over 120,000 copies, making it the bestselling smoothie book in Australia. Super Green Smoothies was the 3rd highest-selling non-fiction book of 2015.
In March 2016, they released The Good Life , a cookbook full of easy to make meals they love to cook.
After success with their smoothie book in 2015, Obermeder and her sister launched their first Super Green Smoothie 30 Day Smoothie Challenge. The challenge requires participants to drink one super green smoothie everyday for 30 days, using the recipes provided. The challenge drew hundreds of participants and received extremely positive feedback, with many participants claiming they experienced increased energy and weight loss. Obermeder and Koraiem launched their second program, called the 'Summer Body Challenge', in December 2015, which includes a 4-week meal and exercise plan in addition to 30 Super Green Smoothie recipes. With advice from fitness instructors and nutritional experts, the challenge is specifically designed help participants lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.
In 2017, Sally joined the Macquarie Radio Network as the host of her own talkback show, Better Living with Sally Obermeder, on Talking Lifestyle. The show provides the latest news and views on topics including fashion, beauty, health and family. The show is live Saturdays from 1-2pm and can be streamed on www.talkinglifestyle.com.au and is broadcast on 954AM in Sydney, 882AM in Brisbane, and 1278AM in Melbourne.
Obermeder's career with Seven Network began when she joined the Sydney Weekender team in 2005. Out on the road for the weekly travel and lifestyle show, Obermeder covered a mix of stories. In the same year Obermeder also presented the New Zealand special of Mike Whitney's Walkabout, a national travel series which aired in 2005 and 2006.
From 2008-2013 Obermeder was the National Entertainment and Lifestyle Reporter for the network's former evening current affairs show Today Tonight. With over 200 celebrity interviews, her most notable include Beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Hugh Jackman, Mark Wahlberg, Jonah Hill, Eva Mendes, Justin Timberlake, Salma Hayek, Will Ferrell, Elle Macpherson and Jon Bon Jovi.
Previous to her commencement at Seven Network Obermeder sourced, scripted, produced and presented her own segments on Channel 31's Not The Movie Show, a film and entertainment program.
Master of ceremonies
Regarded as an accomplished compere, Obermeder is sought after as Master of Ceremonies for awards nights, fashion launches and corporate functions. She's worked with Westfield, Myer's' 'Fashions on the Field', The Melbourne Cup and The Australian Tourism Association. She has also MC'd for Khloe Kardashian and Kim Kardashian's Westfield appearances in Australia.
Obermeder is an ambassador for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, The Sony Foundation. and also works with the Nelune Foundation and The Breast Cancer Network of Australia. In addition, Obermeder has recently launched her own charitable initiative, 'Wish bySwiish' where with her team at SWIISH they try to bring a little joy and happiness into the lives of breast and ovarian cancer sufferers, by turning their wishes into reality.
After completing a Bachelor of Commerce, Obermeder worked in finance and investment banking, before leaving to pursue a career in television in 2003.
Obermeder is also a fully qualified personal trainer and pilates instructor.
Sally married Marcus Obermeder in 2001 and the couple live in Bondi, NSW. After several years of trying to conceive the couple tried In vitro fertilisation (IVF) and conceived in January 2011. Their daughter was born in October 2011, the day after Sally Obermdeder was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. In July 2016 Obermeder revealed that she was to have another child by a surrogate mother. In December 2016, she welcomed the new child via a surrogate in the United States of America.
Once her daughter was born, Obermeder started eight months of chemotherapy. This experience, alongside being mother to a newborn baby, has been the most exhausting, but also most strengthening of her life. Obermeder and her colleagues and friends in the television industry staged a fundraising event at The Beresford in February 2012.
Obermeder attended the InStyle magazine 'Women of Style Awards' in May 2012. She received a standing ovation for her speech in which she discussed the meaning of style, and what she's learnt through her battle with cancer while also being a new mum. Obermeder has also written a book about her experience.
In June 2012 Obermeder underwent her first mastectomy and from July to September 2012 she received radiotherapy treatment. The second mastectomy and reconstruction surgery occurred in September 2012.
In October 2012 Obermeder underwent extensive testing and was given the all clear – exactly one year from the initial cancer diagnosis. She continues her publicity campaign for breast cancer awareness.
In 2016, Obermeder celebrated passing the five year all-clear mark.
- http://swiish.com/ Swiish – Sally Obermeder's lifestyle blog
- http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=94&book=9781743312193 Never Stop Believing
- http://swiish.com.au/blog-post/super-green-smoothies/ Super Green Smoothies
- "SUPER GREEN SMOOTHIES 30 DAY STARTER CHALLENGE - DECEMBER - SWIISH Pty Ltd". SWIISH Pty Ltd. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
- Reines, Ros (19 July 2015). "Sally Obermeder's smoothie challenge may look like swamp sludge but it tastes like success". The Daily Telegraph. News Limited. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
- "Australia's party mode continues while Sally Obermeder talks a calm approach to party month". NewsComAu. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
- "SUMMER BODY 30 DAY CHALLENGE - SWIISH Pty Ltd". SWIISH Pty Ltd. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
- http://www.bcna.org.au The Breast Cancer Network of Australia.
- http://swiish.com.au/blog-post/bio-oil-ambassador/ Bio Oil
- http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/the-fountain-of-youth-is-eluding-women-due-to-lifestyle/story-fni0cx12-1226868465760 dailytelegraph.com.au
- Halliwell, Elle (11 December 2011). "New mum Today Tonight reporter Sally Obermeder won't be beaten by cancer". The Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
- "Sally Obermeder: 'We're thrilled to bits'". news.com.au. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
- Eight months of chemotherapy dailytelegraph.com.au
- Sally's Fight Continues Archived 9 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine. au.news.yahoo.com
- The getting of (style) wisdom smh.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/blogs
- Obermeder to write personal memoir about battle with cancer news.com.au
- Sally Obermeder reveals: I beat cancer au.lifestyle.yahoo.com
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