Journalist, Author, Broadcaster and Lucky's Mum in Bluey
Anna Daniels is a journalist, author and broadcaster. Her great passion is championing the stories and characters of rural and regional Australia, which she has done on The Project; ABC TV and Channel Seven. In 2016, Anna was shortlisted for the Vogel Award for her debut novel, Girl in Between. Since its release, Girl in Between has become one of Australia’s bestselling debut novels.
When writing, presenting and producing her own stories for The Project, Anna connects with audiences through her warmth, and humour.
As a Journalist, Anna has created exciting content for some of Australia’s and the UK’s highest rating programs. From presenting on The Project, Queensland Weekender on Channel 7 and Landline on ABC1, to producing Red Symons Breakfast Program on ABC Radio Melbourne, and the BBC One series John Bishop’s Australia, Anna’s skills cross radio, TV and online.
With a great passion for comedy, Anna kicked off her presenting career with the ABC, co-winning the network’s ‘Comedy Segment of the Year Award’ for her interview with Russell Crowe. She then went on to co-create and act in the ABC’s first online comedy series, ‘Tough at the Top,’ with acclaimed comedian and Edge of the Bush star, Anne Edmonds. Winning national awards, their flagship sketch, ‘Raylene the Racist’, continues to be a YouTube hit.
In 2015, Anna took to the stage alongside comedian Lawrence Mooney, at Rockhampton’s Beef Week Great Debate. Arguing ‘That Life on the Land is Full of Romance and Desire,’ Anna’s speech was highly entertaining and appropriately ridiculous!
Anna is so excited to join the cast of Bluey as Lucky’s Mum, Janelle! Check out Anna in ‘Pass the Parcel’ and ‘The Decider!’ on ABC IView.
There were so many comments on how great Anna was as our host . She brought such a genuine and positive energy to the production and so much professionalism. Thanks for helping us bring it to life Anna!
-Head of People Development ANZ Domino's Pizza Enterprises - Domino's Pizza Rally 2020
Anna Daniels was the perfect person to speak at our event - she was warm, she was funny and she was real. Absolutely fabulous!
-Event Organiser 'Linking Local Ladies' Warwick.
Funny and engaging are the two words that come to mind when I think of hearing Anna speak. I've seen Anna share her stories of working as a young radio journalist and presenter and she had the crowd in fits of laughter! Anna connects with her audience and is an absolute delight to have in the room.
-Karen Brook, Director and CEO
I engaged Anna Daniels as the guest speaker for our international rural women's day event at Mareeba in 2014. Anna brought her warmth, authenticity and humour to her speech, sharing with the audience both her story, and that of regional Australia. If you want a speaker to connect with anyone in the room, on any topic, Anna is your speaker!
-Julia Telford, Engage and Create Consulting
Anna joined the 2015 Outback Trailblazer team as the MC for various functions along the journey, raising money for Angel Flight and bringing cheer to the remote communities. Anna delighted audiences in the small outback communities the Outback Trailblazer visited, sharing her stories of working in the media industry.
-Operations and Innovation Manager at RAPAD - Remote Area Planning and Development Board
Anna did a great job as the MC for our Australian Fenestration Design Awards and Gala Dinner in Port Douglas. It was a pleasure meeting her, and we hope to work with her again in the future.
I recently had a fat five star face hurting laugh thanks to the very entertaining Anna Daniels. Her passion for regional Australia and how we're still able to have a good laugh at our quirks was the crescendo of the night cracking a smile from all the hardened day four conference campaigners.