Stephanie Brantz

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Stephanie Brantz
Stephanie Brantz.jpg
Born Stephanie Brantz
Brisbane, Australia
Occupation Sports Reporter for SBS (2000–06), Nine Network (2006–09), Fox Sports (2010), ABC1 (2010–present)
Years active 2000 – present
Spouse(s) Simon Hill

Stephanie Brantz (born in 1972 in Brisbane) is an Australian sports presenter. She began her television career in 2000 on SBS (2000–2006), and has since worked on the Nine Network (2006–10), Fox Sports (2010) and is now on ABC (2010–present).

Personal life[edit]

Brantz, born in Queensland to Dutch parents, began a modelling career in 1985 while attending St Peters Lutheran College in Indooroopilly, and through her time at Charles Sturt University.

Brantz has two sons and a daughter.[1] She is married to Fox Sports football commentator Simon Hill.[2]


Television career[edit]

In 2000, she began her television presenting career with SBS where she became a presenter of On the Ball, before filling in as host of Toyota World Sports and later co-hosting the show in 2006 with Les Murray. She also became the face of SBS during their coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

In July 2006, just after the World Cup, Brantz was recruited by Nine CEO Eddie McGuire to front several sporting programmes, including Nine News, The Cricket Show, Sunday & The Footy Show.

During the 2006–2007 summer season, Brantz presented a weekly highlights show of the National Basketball League on the Nine Network, which began on 15 October 2006. She also did "analysis and roving reports" for the network's 2006–07 Ashes cricket coverage. On 19 February 2007, she was appointed the sports presenter on Nightline.

In 2010, she appeared on Fox Sports News reading sports news.

Brantz hosting the 2012 Australian Paralympian of the Year ceremony with live coverage on the ABC

From late 2010, Brantz joined ABC1 as sports presenter and host for the channel. At ABC, she is the host and 'side-line commentator' for the W-League (Australia) that airs on Sunday afternoons on the network and the WNBL that airs on Saturday afternoons. She is also the host for New South Wales viewers of the Shute Shield, as well as the international Hockey, Football and Basketball coverage.

Brantz has hosted the Anzac Day Dawn Service from Gallipoli in 2012 - 2015, will host the Gallipoli symphony and the 2015 Centenary commemorations of the 'Battle for Lone Pine' as well as once more host the Australian of the Year Awards and the Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremony, also in the National Capital on Australia Day (2011-2015).

In 2012, she led the ABC's coverage of the London Paralympic Games.[3] She also fronted the 2013 New Year's Eve coverage alongside Lawrence Mooney.

Other Roles[edit]

As well as her on-air television duties, Brantz is presenter of a pre and post match function at the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium. At this event, she chats with various commentators from the sport being played at the time. She is also a corporate MC, facilitating conferences and awards nights.

Stephanie Brantz is also an Ambassador and student mentor for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation and is family ambassador of the IGEA (Interactive Gaming and Entertainment Association)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Anthony Stavrinos (26 February 2006). "Stephanie's journey from soccer mum to the face of World Cup". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  2. ^ "Sport for Women Ambassadors - Stephanie Brantz". Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  3. ^ Meade, Amanda (27 August 2012). "Ten Questions: Stephanie Brantz". The Australian. Retrieved 7 November 2013.