Talitha Cummins

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Talitha Cummins
Born (1980-04-27) 27 April 1980 (age 36)
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia[1]
Spouse(s) Ben Lucas[2]
Children Oliver

Talitha Cummins (born 27 April 1980) is an Australian journalist.

Cummins has previously been a news presenter on Weekend Sunrise, reporter for Seven News and weather presenter on Seven News Brisbane .[1]


After leaving high school, she went to university on the Gold Coast and she graduated with a Bachelor of Communication majoring in journalism and business.[citation needed]

Talitha has worked in many of Seven’s Queensland’s bureaus, she started out at Maroochydore before moving onto Cairns.[1] She joined the Seven Brisbane team in 2004 as a reporter.

In 2005, she was promoted to weeknight weather presenter for Seven News in Brisbane. However, after the bulletin continued to lag behind Nine News Brisbane and Ten News Brisbane in the ratings, Cummins moved to weekend weather presenter, replaced on weeknights by John Schluter from February 2007. She has occasionally filled-in for the local Brisbane bulletin when either Kay McGrath or Sharyn Ghidella are on holiday or ill.

In June 2007, Cummins joined Weekend Sunrise as a news presenter on Sunday mornings. She held the position until July 2008 where she was replaced by Sharyn Ghidella.

In 2011, Talitha moved to Sydney where she is a reporter for Seven News Sydney and a fill in presenter on Seven Morning News and Seven Afternoon News.[1]

In January 2014, Cummins was appointed news presenter on Weekend Sunrise replacing Jessica Rowe. Talitha remained in the role until she went on maternity leave in September 2016.

In January 2017, it was revealed that the Seven Network had dismissed Cummins whilst she was on maternity leave.[3]

Talitha is also a casual Triple M Sydney newsreader.

Personal life[edit]

Talitha was born on the Gold Coast on 27 April 1980. At the age of seven, she moved to Shepparton, Victoria and lived there for five years.[citation needed] She returned to the Gold Coast in 1992 at the age of 15 and went to Aquinas Catholic College.[citation needed]

Cummins was engaged to former Olympic beach volleyball player Lee Zahner however they split in 2010.[4]

In May 2013, Talitha announced that she is engaged to personal trainer Ben Lucas and in October 2013, they married in New York.[2]

It was revealed on the ABC's Australian Story (10 October 2016) that she has battled alcoholism.

In January 2016, Talitha announced she is pregnant with her first child. She gave birth to son Oliver on 1 August 2016.


  1. ^ a b c d "Talitha Cummins". Yahoo!7 News. Yahoo!7 News. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Harris, Amy (9 October 2013). "Talitha Cummins ditches extravagant wedding for an intimate affair in New York to avoid the temptation of booze". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Talitha Cummins loses Weekend Sunrise job while on maternity leave". NewsComAu. Retrieved 2017-03-18. 
  4. ^ "Beach wedding but when?". Courier Mail. 21 July 2007. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 

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Preceded by
Simon Reeve
Jessica Rowe
Weekend Sunrise
News Presenter

June 2007 - July 2008
January 2014 - September 2016
Succeeded by
Sharyn Ghidella
Angela Cox
Preceded by
Tracey Challenor
Seven News Brisbane
Weekend Weather Presenter

February 2007 - December 2010
Succeeded by
Liz Cantor
Preceded by
Kay McGrath & Rod Young
Seven News Brisbane
Weeknight Weather Presenter

April 2005 - February 2007
Succeeded by
John Schulter