Presenter, Radio Announcer & MC
Leigh Muirhead is equally at home in front of a large audience as she is in front of a camera. A talented and versatile presenter, over many years she has conducted interviews, and hosted programs and advertorials on local and national television. Leigh has hosted her own radio shows and compered awards nights, conferences, fashion events and national launches.
Leigh’s friendly manner, contemporary style and great confidence ensure she instantly connects with her audiences while her recognisable face and voice command immediate attention and respect.
Leigh Muirhead’s career began on Channel 9’s National Children’s Show Happy-Go-Round, which was hosted by Jacki Macdonald, Simon Gallaher and Kiri Adams. This was an educational program that included presenting, singing and dancing.
In 1987, she was approached to co-host a local morning magazine program on Channel 10 called Living and two years later, she moved into the Queensland office of Channel 10’s morning current affairs show Good Morning Australia, co-hosted then by Kerri-Anne Kennerley.
Since then, Leigh Muirhead has worked on Channel 7’s 9.30 Today program as advertorial host, and for Channel 9 as the Queensland presenter for Ernie & Denise as well as a fashion reporter for Nine’s successful Extra. She has fronted advertorials nationally for various companies (including Pro Active, Real Family Life Cover, Genie Bra etc.) on all her morning programs. Leigh produces, panels and hosts her own radio program on 94.1FM on the Gold coast every Sunday morning from 6 – 9am.
Leigh set up Brisbane’s first major Bridal expo in 1993, starting at the RNA and moving to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Seven years later, she sold this successful venture to ‘Queensland Brides Magazine’, and 24 years on, she still comperes all the Bridal parades at each expo.
Leigh’s repeat bookings with clients are due to the way she connects with her audience and the extensive preparation she does with her clients prior to events, ensuring they achieve maximum results and exposure.
Leigh was fantastic - so easy to work with and great on stage!
I have worked with Leigh on a number of occasions and each and every time absolutely delighted with the result. Her meticulous professionalism in the lead up to understand the event, her role and the guests attending through to the actual event is commendable. At the event she commands presence for often large and boisterous crowds and delivers on what was promised. I would without hesitation recommend Leigh for any emceeing role!
Leigh is an amazing MC as she connects with the audience every time and we would not think of using anybody else in this role. Leigh has wide-ranging talents but I would say her best talent is in delivering exactly what is required with no fuss at all - a dream to work with.