High Profile News Presenter
Chris Bath is an Australian journalist and a favourite television personality. For 20 years she worked with Channel Seven, in roles that included anchor for the 6pm weekend news bulletin in Sydney and co-host of Sunday Night.
Following her departure from Seven in 2015, Chris Bath co-hosted Network Ten's The Project; hosted ABC radio's Drive program, filling in for Richard Glover; and appeared on Nova's Fitzy and Wippa Show as a newsreader.
Over a long history in the media, Chris Bath's career highlights include covering the Sydney Olympic Games with Channel Seven in 2000 and anchoring the Schapelle Corby verdict live from Bali. She presented live broadcasts from East Timor in December 1999 during the Christmas concert for the peacekeepers and in 2005, took part in Seven's hit show Dancing with the Stars. Chris and dancing partner Trenton "Trenno" Shipley received the highest praise from the judges and won second place overall.
Chris Bath began her media career as a cadet reporter for Sydney's Radio 2UE, during her final year studying communications at Charles Sturt University in 1988.
She stayed at 2UE for a year, then moved to regional television at Prime in Albury, as a reporter and presenter. In 1991, Newcastle's NBN Television approached the then 23-year-old to sign up as a reporter and host its evening news, making her one of Australia's youngest presenters on metropolitan TV. Chris remained at NBN for five years before joining Seven News in Sydney in 1996. In 1997, she was juggling dual roles as Sunrise anchor and host of 11AM, before being promoted to Seven's Late News. The same year, Chris became the presenter of Face to Face. In 1998, she joined Witness and travelled the world as a correspondent. After taking a well-earned break in Italy, Chris returned to Late News in January 1999.
Chris was part of Seven's host team for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and co-hosted the prelude to the Opening Ceremony live on stage at the Olympic stadium, while seven months pregnant with her first child. After having son Darcy in late 2000, she returned to political interviewing in 2001 as anchor of Sunday Sunrise and stayed for three years. In 2004, Chris judged entries in the TV current affairs reporting and camera section for the prestigious Walkley Awards. In 2008 Chris Bath presented the Breakfast show on Vega during the summer season. Chris Bath spends her free time with her family and wrestling with her garden. Chris has appeared on a number of other television programs and a feature film including The Man Who Sued God, 2001; All Saints, 2001, '01, '05, '06); Headland; True Stories, 2006; and You've Got the Job, 2006.
Chris Bath is an Ambassador for Red Cross and the Stroke Foundation.