Kay McGrath

Journalist, Presenter, MC, Facilitator & Keynote Speaker

Kay McGrath is a highly-experienced, award winning journalist and presenter. She has worked in the media for over 40 years, spending much of that time presenting prime time news bulletins in Queensland for the Seven Network.

With exceptional warmth and humour, Kay is a popular Master of Ceremonies, facilitator and speaker. Drawing on her extensive media experience, she is comfortable in front of a crowd and quick on her feet.

Not surprisingly, she has been engaged to address major audiences in Australia and facilitate numerous conferences. Kay is a member of, and works with, the Australian Institute of Company Directors in a moderator role.

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One of Australia's most experienced and respected journalists and presenters, Kay McGrath has been on the front line of numerous historic events including the Fitzgerald Inquiry, the death of former Qld Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, the disastrous 2011 Brisbane floods, Cylones Larry and Yasi and the verdict in the high-profile Daniel Morcombe murder trial. She has interviewed Prime Ministers, Governors-General, Premiers, politicians and personalities.

An authentic operator, Kay McGrath ‘walks the talk' and is a long time committed child protection campaigner. She is Patron of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, former patron and co-founder of Protect all Children Today, an Ambassador for Act for Kids and Vice Patron of the Queensland Breast and Prostate Cancer Association. Kay Chairs the Qld State Government Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council established by Dame Quentin Bryce as a result of the #Not Now Not Ever Report. She is also a founding member of Women in Media Qld and sits on the committee.

In 2016, Kay received a Queensland Clarion Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism. In 2017, she was awarded an OAM in recognition of her work in media and child protection.