Well travelled media personality, corporate MC & host
A versatile and enduring personality, Livinia Nixon has confirmed her position as one of Australia’s most popular talents, developing her skills over thirteen years in front of the camera.
A resume packed with experience, Livinia has travelled the globe as a host for Nine’s Things To Try Before You Die; produced and presented the travel show Postcards; reported on a multitude of popular programs including Getaway, The Shaun Micallef Show, Weekend Today, Mornings with Kerri-Anne, The National IQ Test and The Today Show. Livinia has also co-hosted the hugely popular show, Temptation, and in 2010 co-hosted the revival of Channel Nine’s blockbuster program Hey Hey its Saturday. In addition she has also hosted Carols by Candlelight and the Logies Red Carpet Arrivals.
Livinia’s quick wit, intelligence and spontaneity make her a natural for radio. She has co-hosted a breakfast radio program with Ed Phillips on Mix FM for two years as well as a three month stint with Dave Hughes on NOVA and FOX FM.
Starting her TV career on The Comedy Channel with Glenn Robbins and Marty Sheargold, in 1997 she left Foxtel to join Channel Nine as host of the children’s program Plucka’s Place – a role that allowed her time to complete a Bachelor of Arts and Commerce, majoring in Marketing and Chinese.
After finishing her university degree and gaining such invaluable on-air training, Livinia moved into the co-host seat on the iconic Hey Hey, It’s Saturday program – where she performed a weekly segment in front of a live audience and travelled to Los Angeles and New York to interview international celebrities for the show. From Jamie Lee Curtis to Martin Sheen, Brooke Shields to Adam Sandler and many more, Livinia gave audiences interesting and gripping interviews. It was during this time that Livinia also completed a three year stint on MIX-FM, doing a daily breakfast show with Ed Phillips followed by the drive time shift.
Livinia showed her versatility in front and behind the camera when presenting and producing travel segments on Nine’s tourism show Postcards, which she ultimately hosted for a period of time in 2000. Her popularity in Victoria grew quickly, which led to hosting the series That’s Melbourne; the TV Special, Melbourne – Secrets of the City, and in 2001, was invited to host the legendary Carols by Candlelight concert.
In addition to securing the Channel Nine weather role in 2004, Livinia completed her Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (horticulture) at Melbourne University and landed her first feature film role playing Celeste Sky, a television presenter in Comedian Jimeoin’s feature film, The Extra.
2005 saw Livinia join the popular travel show, Getaway, however soon after she was appointed co-host of the popular Channel Nine show Temptation with Ed Phillips, she had to relinquish that role. Livinia has made a welcome return to Getaway, this year presenting a series of shows throughout Europe.
Livinia has also fronted the PR campaign “The City of Melbourne” and has been the face of national retail giant, DFO. Livinia is a highly sought after MC and Host for corporate and media events.
As an ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and World Vision, Livinia has travelled to parts of Thailand with World Vision helping to re-build lives after the devastating tsunami in December 2004.
Worldly and a keen traveler, she has studied Italian, lived in Japan and backpacked throughout America and Europe. Her role as a travel presenter has given her the opportunity to play with lion cubs in South Africa, swim with dolphins in New Zealand and climb inside the famed Egyptian pyramids. Livinia is now an integral part of the Nine News team in Melbourne, a roles she’s held for ten years. Livinia is married, she lives in Melbourne and has two young sons, Henry and Ted who are 4 and 2.