Television Presenter, MC & Host
Sharyn Ghidella is a respected news anchor and journalist, as well as a highly successful host and MC of corporate and charity events Australia-wide.
The former Today show and Weekend Sunrise newsreader is one of Australia’s most popular presenters, currently fronting Queensland’s Number One news, Seven News in Brisbane.
Sharyn joined the Channel Seven newsroom in Queensland in 2007, after 15 years on network television in Sydney.
Originally from Babinda, Sharyn started her career in north Queensland before moving to Ten’s newsroom in Brisbane and then Nine News in Sydney.
While at Nine, Sharyn anchored all major network bulletins, including Daybreak, The Early News, Morning News, 4.30 News, National Nine News and Nightline.
She is a veteran of morning television and with more than 30 years’ experience in media, Sharyn has also worked as a reporter and producer and is well remembered as the face of the Qantas Inflight News bulletins which she fronted for many years.
A versatile presenter, Sharyn has anchored network coverage of major events such as the Iraq war, Cyclone Larry, Brisbane Flooding, Royal Tours, Commonwealth Games, the Daniel Morcombe and Baden-Clay trials and Steve Irwin’s memorial.
Sharyn is a graduate of the Queensland University of Technology, majoring in journalism and public relations (with Distinction).
Throughout her career, Sharyn has performed extensive work for many charities and has hosted various events and functions, gaining a reputation as a professional and highly competent MC.
She currently serves on the Board of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation and is an Ambassador for the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation, which seeks to promote awareness and affirmative action against domestic and family violence.
She is also an ambassador for the Kokoda Track Foundation, which aims to improve the lives of the people of PNG, while keeping the spirit of Kokoda alive.
Sharyn has previously sat on the Board of the Queensland Theatre Company and has held ambassadorial roles for charities such as Variety, The Children’s Charity, the Humpty Dumpty Foundation and the Queensland Firebirds Netball team. She has also been a Patron of Community Access Respite Services, which provided support for the disabled.
Your energetic manner was appreciated and enjoyed, not only by the committee members but all who attended the diner, and especially our 2016 inductees.
-Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Governing Committee
Thank you for the wonderful job you did MC’ing Lynne’s lunch today. You are a wonderful, giving MC and we are very proud to have an association with you. The event was the most successful ever, the girls being delighted that we raised over $60,000 on the day.
-Icon Cancer Care
A big thank you for helping to make today such a big success – you were fantastic and had the audience eating out of your hand. It was a difficult subject but you managed the sensitivities so professionally.. the positive feedback and praises we have received have been numerous.