Sandra Sully

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Sandra Sully
Sandra Sully (39151303054).jpg
Sully in 2018
Born (1965-02-18) 18 February 1965 (age 56)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • News presenter
  • TV host
  • journalist
  • editor
Years active1988−present
EmployerNetwork 10
Television10 News First
Symon Brewis-Weston
(m. 2011)

Sandra Sully (born 18 February 1965[1]) is an Australian news presenter and journalist and editor for 10 News First in Sydney and Queensland.

Sully attended Brisbane State High School, graduating in 1978.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Sully was the first Australian television journalist to cover news of the 11 September terrorist attacks.[3] She was on air when the first attack occurred and, shortly afterwards, began presenting live breaking coverage.[4]

She also hosted Cool Aid Australia's National Carbon Test.[5]

She was the first woman to co-host the broadcast of the Melbourne Cup carnival and did so for seven years.[6]

In June 2013, Sully and a fellow Channel Ten journalist, Matt Doran, headed a new police crime program on Monday nights called Wanted, where she also did interviews with victims loved ones to appeal for the public to help solve the case by calling Crimestoppers.

As of 2018, Sully presents 10 News First Sydney.[7] Sully presented Ten Eyewitness News Brisbane in the 1990s, where she originally started out, before presenting Ten's flagship Sydney 5:00 pm weeknight bulletin.[8]

Since September 2020, Sully has also presented the Queensland bulletin, produced from Sydney, as part of a shake-up to the 10 News First brand.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
1990s, 2020–present Ten Eyewitness News Brisbane Newsreader
2011–present 10 News First Sydney Newsreader
2013 Wanted Co-host with Matt Doran
2016 All Star Family Feud Contestant 1 episode
2017 Have You Been Paying Attention? Guest quiz master 1 episode
2018-2019 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Celebrity guest 2 episodes
2019 Hughesy, We Have a Problem Celebrity problem

Personal life[edit]

Sully was the victim of an apparent stalker in November 1997. She was pistol-whipped twice in the carpark of her home after returning from a late shift at Ten. At an awards ceremony in late 2006, she told guests she had hired "a couple of security guards" following the incident.[10]

Sully married in 2011, becoming stepmother to her husband's adopted daughter.[11]


  1. ^ Sandra Sully: The Channel 10 news reader on the secret to being 51 and still fabulous
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Media Report - 13 September 2001 - Media Coverage of US Crisis". 13 September 2001. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Dimensions Media - Transcripts". Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Cool Aid Australia's National Carbon Test". 24 July 2008. Archived from the original on 24 July 2008. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  6. ^ "TV Shows: News Presenters - Seriously Ten". 22 November 2008. Archived from the original on 22 November 2008. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Sydney - 10 News First - Network Ten". Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Presenter Profile - Ten News". 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  9. ^ McKnight, Robert (11 August 2020). "BREAKING - REDUNDANCIES AT 10 NEWS AND CHANGES AT STUDIO 10". TV Blackbox. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  10. ^ Castello, Renato (22 October 2006). "Sandra Sully in stalk fear". Herald Sun. Retrieved 14 October 2008.
  11. ^ Daily Telegraph.
Preceded by 10 News First
Sydney presenter

2011 - present
Succeeded by
Preceded by 10 News First
Brisbane presenter

2020 - present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Ten Evening News
Sydney weeknight presenter

January 2011-April 2011
Succeeded by
Program ended (Weeknights only)
Preceded by Ten Late News with Sports Tonight
Presenter with Brad McEwan (Sports Tonight presenter)

1994-September 2011
Succeeded by
Program ended
Preceded by
Ten Eyewitness News
with Katrina Lee and Tim Webster
Ten Eyewitness News: First at Five
Co-presenter with Ron Wilson

Succeeded by
Preceded by
Good Morning Australia
Co-presenter with Ron Wilson

Succeeded by
Program ended

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