High Profile Broadcaster, MC & Host
Chris Bath is an Australian journalist and a favourite media personality. The personable host of Evenings with Chris Bath on ABC Radio Sydney, Canberra and NSW Monday, she is also involved in several television projects.
Friendly, bubbly and always professional, Chris Bath is a popular host and MC for corporate and public events. Her ability to connect with people of all ages and from all walks of life makes her a stand out Australian talent.
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 presented live broadcasts from East Timor in December 1999 during the Christmas concert for the peacekeepers and was part of Seven's host team for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. She co-hosted the prelude to the Opening Ceremony live on stage at the Olympic stadium, while seven months pregnant with her first child. After delivering her 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 2005 Chrisl broadcast the Schapelle Corby verdict live from Bali and that same year, 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. In 2008 Chris Bath presented the Breakfast show on Vega during the summer season. 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. She took up the role as host of Evenings with Chris Bath on ABC radio in 2017.
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.