Wendy Kingston

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Wendy Kingston
Born (1981-06-25) 25 June 1981 (age 35)
Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Residence Gold Coast
Occupation Journalist & News Presenter
Employer Nine Network
Spouse(s) David Thompson
Children Joshua, Sam & Mia

Wendy Kingston (born 25 June 1981, Gold Coast, Queensland) is an Australian journalist and television news presenter.

Kingston is currently presenting Nine Gold Coast News.

Career[edit]

Kingston's media career began in 2000 working as a reporter and newsreader for ABC Radio Brisbane, before moving to ABC Radio Rockhampton. In 2001, she moved to WIN News as reporter and fill-in newsreader for the Toowoomba bulletin. After six-months, Kingston was appointed as full-time presenter of the Toowoomba and Sunshine Coast WIN News bulletins.[1]

In 2005, Wendy resigned from WIN and moved to Sydney, where she was picked up by the Nine Network to report for Nine News in Sydney.[1]

Kingston began presenting the National Nine News: Morning Edition at the start of 2007, replacing Georgie Gardner who moved to Today. In late 2007, she was replaced by then National Nine News: Afternoon Edition presenter Kellie Sloane.

In July 2008, Wendy presented the final bulletin of Nightline. Following this, she was appointed presenter of Nine News PM Edition.

Kingston remained host of Nine Afternoon News until May 2009, when she moved to presenting Nine's Late News. This was due to be the replacement of Nine Afternoon News with This Afternoon, a new news and current affairs program hosted by Andrew Daddo and Katrina Blowers. After Kingston moved to Nine's Late News, the Nine Afternoon News was presented in Melbourne for a 7-week period with various presenters.

In October 2009, Wendy returned to her previous role as the presenter of Nine Afternoon News and in November, she was replaced by Kellie Sloane as presenter of Nightline with Wendy becoming presenter of both Nine Morning News and Nine Afternoon News.

In January 2013, Kingston was appointed presenter of Nine News Now a bulletin that includes a mix of news, sport, panel discussions and showbiz.

In June 2014, Wendy returned from maternity leave and was appointed news presenter on Weekend Today.

In June 2016, Kingston was appointed presenter of Nine Gold Coast News alongside Bruce Paige. [1]

Personal life[edit]

Kingston graduated from Somerset College on the Gold Coast in 1998, and attended Bond University, where she obtained a degree in Journalism in 2003.[2]

In November 2011, Wendy announced that she is pregnant with her first child and was due in April.[3] She gave birth to son Joshua on 12 April 2012.

In August 2013, Kingston announced that she is pregnant with her second child. She gave birth to son Sam on 30 January 2014.

In June 2015, Wendy announced that she is pregnant with her third child. She gave birth to daughter Mia on 2 December 2015.

Wendy is married to financier David Thompson.

Kingston and family currently reside on the Gold Coast.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nine News team - Wendy Kingston". Ninemsn. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  2. ^ "March 08 News Bond University". Campus Down Under. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  3. ^ "Gossip". Sydney Morning Herald. 2011-11-13. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 

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Preceded by
Bruce Paige
Nine Gold Coast News
Presenter with Bruce Paige

July 2016 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Deborah Knight
Weekend Today
News Presenter

June 2014 – November 2015
Succeeded by
Jayne Azzopardi
Preceded by
New Bulletin
Nine News Now
Presenter

January 2013 - December 2013
Succeeded by
Alison Ariotti
Preceded by
Georgie Gardner
Kellie Sloane
Nine Morning News
Presenter

2007
November 2009 - March 2012
Succeeded by
Kellie Sloane
Amelia Adams
Preceded by
Leila McKinnon
Mark Ferguson
Nine Afternoon News
Presenter

July 2008 - May 2009
October 2009 - March 2012
Succeeded by
Replaced with This Afternoon
Amelia Adams
Preceded by
Bulletin Re-introduced
Nine's Late News
Presenter

May 2009 - November 2009
Succeeded by
Nightline with Kellie Sloane