Sylvia Jeffreys

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Sylvia Jeffreys
Born (1986-04-23) 23 April 1986 (age 32)
Brisbane, Queensland[1]
ResidenceSydney, New South Wales
NationalityAustralian
OccupationJournalist & news presenter
Years active2005−present
EmployerNine Network
TelevisionToday
Spouse(s)
Peter Stefanovic (m. 2017)
RelativesKarl Stefanovic (brother in law)

Sylvia Jeffreys (born 23 April 1986) is an Australian journalist and news presenter.

Jeffreys is currently news presenter on the Nine Network's Today.

Career[edit]

Jeffreys went to Brisbane State High School before beginning her media career in August 2005 at the Nine Network in Brisbane, working as a script assistant in the newsroom. She completed a Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Arts at the University of Queensland whilst honing her skills in the production office.[1][2]

In 2008, she began filing lifestyle stories on Queensland's Extra program, before returning to the newsroom in 2009.

In 2011, Jeffreys was appointed weekend weather presenter on Nine News Queensland. Sylvia reported on many news events as a reporter and weather presenter for Nine News Queensland including the floods in Central Queensland, Brisbane, Ipswich and Grantham. She also travelled to Tully to report on the damage carved by Cyclone Yasi.[3]

In January 2012, Sylvia moved to Sydney to join Today as a New South Wales reporter. She remained a reporter on the show until June 2013 and was replaced by Natalia Cooper.[2] She then joined Nine News as a reporter and a fill in presenter on Nine Morning News, Nine Afternoon News, Weekend Today and Today.

In June 2014, Jeffreys rejoined Today as news presenter replacing Georgie Gardner.[4]

In 2016, Jeffreys began hosting Nine's netball coverage, starting with the Fast5 Netball World Series in Melbourne. She also hosts Nine's coverage of the new Suncorp Super Netball competition, which started in 2017.

Personal life[edit]

In December 2013, Sylvia revealed that she was dating fellow Nine News reporter Peter Stefanovic, the younger brother of Today host Karl Stefanovic.[5] Jeffreys and Stefanovic were fill-in co-hosts of Weekend Today while Cameron Williams and Leila McKinnon were on leave.

In July 2016, Jeffreys announced that she was engaged to Stefanovic; the couple married on 1 April 2017.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "10 Minutes with…Channel Nine's Sylvia Jeffreys".
  2. ^ a b http://today.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8406076
  3. ^ "Sylvia Jeffreys".
  4. ^ Hornery, Andrew (6 June 2014). "Sylvia Jeffreys to replace Georgie Gardner on Today Show". The Age.
  5. ^ "Sylvia Jeffreys reveals Peter Stefanovic doesn't foot the bill". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-03-27.
  6. ^ "Sylvia Jeffreys on engagement to Pete Stefanovic: 'He got me all right'". NewsComAu. Retrieved 2017-03-27.

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Media offices
Preceded by
Georgie Gardner
Today
News presenter

June 2014–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Eva Milic
Nine News Queensland
Weekend weather presenter

2011
Succeeded by
Davina Smith
Preceded by
Originator
Nine's Netball Coverage
Host

2016
Succeeded by
Clint Stanaway