Popular Television Personality
Georgie Gardner is a much-loved Australian television personality, having been part of Channel Nine’s breakfast show TODAY, anchored Channel Nine’s 6pm bulletin with colleague, Peter Overton, and been guest host and a regular contributor for Today Extra. With her warm smile and vivacious personality, she is a popular MC and host for corporate and public events.
Georgie Gardner hails from Perth, Western Australia and was educated at Dalkeith Primary School and St Hilda’s Anglican Girls School. After completing high school, she spent nearly two years living in Milan where she learned Italian and travelled extensively while nannying for an Italian family.
She returned to Western Australia in 1990 to study at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, completing an associate diploma in performing arts and majoring in media performance.
In 1992, Georgie Gardner moved to Newcastle in New South Wales to take up a cadetship at Radio 2NX where she reported, wrote and read the news. In her debut year she was rewarded with radio’s highest award – a RAWARD as Australia’s Best Newcomer to metropolitan radio.
Georgie moved to Sydney’s top-rating FM station 2DAY FM‘s newsroom in 1994, spending three years as the drive-time newsreader before joining the Ten Network as a television news reporter and fill-in presenter in 1997.
In 1998, Georgie moved to the Seven Network to read the Late News. She went on to cohost the network’s early morning Sunrise program for two years. She joined the Nine Network in July 2002 to present various news bulletins as well as the weather on the 6.00pm weekday news. For seven years Georgie was part of Channel Nine’s hugely popular breakfast show, TODAY, as their News Presenter and fill-in host, covering everything from natural disasters to politics along with an array of world events. Georgie went on to became a contributor to the show’s daily discussion panel, The Grill, to anchor the network’s 6pm news bulletin with colleague Peter Overton, and to be a guest host and regular contributor for Today Extra.
Georgie Gardner is passionate about charities relating to young people and is an ambassador for Red Kite, Literacy Planet and School for Life.