Popular newsreader and presenter
After more than a decade on screen, Natarsha Belling has become one of the best-known and most highly regarded news presenters on Australian television. She presented her first international television bulletin at the age of 21 and since then has reported on some of the country's biggest stories.
'Tarsh', as she is widely known, is an award-winning reporter, receiving the Heart Foundation's Excellence in Journalism Award and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation's Award for Outstanding Reporting.
In November 2013, she became a co-host on Network Ten's morning show Wake Up, broadcast live from Manly Beach. Natarsha has also been National News presenter for Network Ten, presenting Ten's 11am News, weekend and late night network bulletins to hundreds of thousands of viewers every week.
Natarsha is noted for her warmth, passion and sincerity and these characteristics have made her very popular as both a keynote speaker and MC at several significant events, from International Women's Day at Parliament House in Canberra to Australia Day celebrations in Sydney's Darling Harbour.
Natarsha's career took off before she left university. While finishing her final year of a Bachelor of Communications Degree in Bathurst, Natarsha was asked to join the Prime News Team in Orange as a journalist. Just twelve months later she joined ABC's news team in Darwin, reporting on a number of major stories including the controversial world-first euthanasia legislation.
Her first news bulletin, at the age of 21, was for both the ABC and its Asia Television service which is beamed to millions across the world.
In 1998, Natarsha Belling joined Network Ten in Sydney and rose to prominence reading across the network's major news bulletins. She has been at the forefront of a number of major breaking stories including the Asian Tsunami Disaster, the capture of Saddam Hussein and the devastating Glenbrook Train disaster.
Natarsha supports a number of medical charities, including the Cancer Council, The Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Ovarian Cancer Network.
Highly professional, easy-going and graceful, Natarsha Belling is warmly received by all audiences and an asset at any event.
Thank you for doing such a wonderful job as Master of Ceremonies at the Women of Achievement Luncheon with her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales. Your intimate interview style brought out the best in Jackie and Lillian Frank allowing them to share with our patrons so much of their real lives. We had wonderful feedback from many of our guests. Thank you once again for your participation and outstanding contribution.
Thank you for doing such a wonderful job as Master of Ceremonies at our Women’s Lunch with the Governor-General Ms Quentin Bryce AC. The generosity and compassion with which you approached the task was evident. Several guests later remarked about your professionalism and skill in presenting. The sense of humour and ease you brought to the lunch through your comments were key to the event’s success.
Alzheimer’s Australia NSW
A keynote speaker combining passion, eloquence and sincerity with a warm, friendly and easy-going manner, Natarsha Belling easily won over the cohort of 240 primary and high school students at the recent Cudgegong Learning Community Youth Leadership Forum in Mudgee, NSW. Her impeccable organisation and preparation for the event saw her deliver a highly relevant, motivating and inspiring address about her own life experiences, her career as a journalist and news reporter, and about the wonderful opportunities awaiting country students who are willing to ‘think outside the square’ and work hard to get what they want. As a country girl herself, her words rung resoundingly with the audience of Mid-Western students and aroused such interest and enthusiasm that many are still talking about her weeks later. Thank you Natarsha!!!!
CLC Youth Leadership Forum
Business Chicks has had the pleasure of having Natarsha involved with hosting our Sydney events for the past six years and has continued to hold an extremely high level of professionalism, warmth and grace. Her involvement has been diverse and broad from emceeing to interviewing and hosting events with up to one thousand guests. I cannot speak highly enough of Natarsha and look forward to seeing our relationship continue.
Natarsha Belling was an absolute dream to work with on our event – The Fragrance Foundation Journalism Awards. Natarsha’s professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication to her role as MC was second to none. Having Natarsha on board ensured the event ran smoothly without any hiccups and the timing ran perfectly to schedule. She also went above and beyond her role as MC, providing feedback on the event format and contributing her own spin on the event script and proceedings.