Sandra Sully

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Sandra Sully
Sandra Sully (39151303054).jpg
Sully in 2018
Born (1965-02-18) 18 February 1965 (age 54)
ResidenceSydney, New South Wales
NationalityAustralian
Occupation
  • News presenter
  • TV host
  • journalist
  • editor
Years active1988−present
EmployerNetwork 10
Television10 News First
Spouse(s)
Symon Brewis-Weston (m. 2011)

Sandra Sully (born 18 February 1965)[1] is an Australian news presenter and journalist and editor for Sydney's 10 News First since 2011, previously being the presenter of the news bulletin on Network Ten's Ten Late News with Sports Tonight until she presented the (then) final edition of the program.

Life and career[edit]

Sully attended Brisbane State High School.

Sully was the first Australian television journalist to cover news of the 11 September terrorist attacks.[2] She was on air when the first attack occurred and, shortly afterwards, began presenting live breaking coverage.[3]

She also hosted Cool Aid Australia's National Carbon Test.[4]

She was the first woman to co-host the broadcast of the Melbourne Cup carnival and did so for seven years.[5]

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 does 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.[6] She has also hosted major network news events such as the federal budget, the royal wedding coverage from London and Oprah Winfrey’s big ‘O’ event at the Botanical Gardens.

Sully's career includes nearly two decades as the presenter and senior editor of Ten Late News with Sports Tonight alongside Brad McEwan, who presented Sports Tonight in the bulletin. Sully has subsequently covered the anniversary commemorations of both the Bali bombings and the September 11 attacks.

Sully’s documentary credits include: travelling to Timor in 2010 to produce Independent Future to report on how the then-new nation was coping post-liberation.

Sully presented Ten Eyewitness News Brisbane in the 1990s, where she originally started out, before presenting Ten's flagship Sydney 5 pm weeknight bulletin.[7]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990s Ten Eyewitness News Brisbane Newsreader
2011-present 10 News First 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.[8]

Sully married banking executive Symon Brewis-Weston on 10 September 2011, becoming stepmother to his adopted daughter.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sandra Sully: The Channel 10 news reader on the secret to being 51 and still fabulous
  2. ^ "Media Report - 13 September 2001 - Media Coverage of US Crisis". Abc.net.au. 13 September 2001. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Dimensions Media - Transcripts". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Cool Aid Australia's National Carbon Test". Ten.com.au. 24 July 2008. Archived from the original on 24 July 2008. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  5. ^ "TV Shows: News Presenters - Seriously Ten". Ten.com.au. 22 November 2008. Archived from the original on 22 November 2008. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  6. ^ http://tenplay.com.au/news/sydney
  7. ^ "Presenter Profile - Ten News". ten.com.au. 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  8. ^ Castello, Renato (22 October 2006). "Sandra Sully in stalk fear". Herald Sun. Retrieved 14 October 2008.
  9. ^ Daily Telegraph.
Preceded by
Deborah Knight
10 News First
Sydney presenter

2011 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Originator
Ten Evening News
Sydney weeknight presenter

January 2011-April 2011
Succeeded by
Program ended (Weeknights only)
Preceded by
Anne Fulwood
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

1993
Succeeded by
with Ron Wilson and Juanita Phillips
Preceded by
Originator
Good Morning Australia
Co-presenter with Ron Wilson

1992
Succeeded by
Program ended

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