TV sports presenter, MC and corporate host
Stephanie Brantz is the face of women’s sport on ABC TV and a self-confessed ‘sports nut’. Regarded as Australia’s premier female television sports presenter, Stephanie has an authority and presence that demands attention.
She has interviewed a variety of athletes and personalities including Harry Kewell, Steve Waugh, Ian Thorpe, John Eales, Shane Warne and Mark Schwartzer and has covered The Ashes, FIFA World Cup, Ironman Series and The National Basketball League.
Before joining the national broadcaster in 2010, Stephanie spent four years at Channel 9 where she presented sport on National Nine News, Nightline and The Sunday Show. Stephanie spent the six years prior at SBS where she was co-host of SBS World Sport with Les Murray and the face of the 2006 World Cup coverage in Australia. She originally joined the SBS Sports team in 2000 working for On the Ball.
When not fulfilling her presenting roles, Stephanie Brantz is in demand for MC and speaking roles. Her work has included hosting functions for the NSW Waratahs, the Sydney Roosters, and the 2007 Ashes Series, along with many other corporate events. She hosted the Australian of the Year Awards 2012 and will host the Anzac Day Dawn Service from Gallipoli and the Paralympic coverage from London, also in 2012.
Before embarking on her sports presenting career, Stephanie represented her home state of Queensland in netball, basketball and swimming. She was also a model for more than 15 years, appearing in major magazine campaigns and TV commercials, before her career called for her relocation to Sydney.
Stephanie was fabulous! Gorgeous, friendly and captivating, Stephanie spoke with clear confidence and her knowledge on sports and the ‘big race’ added to her ability to hold the attention of guests, which in the past has proved difficult for some. Stephanie, of her own accord, included details of the event, names of our promotional team etc. which made for a personalized delivery.
-J & J O'Brien Hoteliers Group
Stephanie was very professional & totally easy to deal with in the lead up to the event. Her performance on the day was perfect. She controlled a loud & raucous rugby luncheon crowd of 400 as well as anyone could have; her MC role was delivered brilliantly, and she approached the interviews & quiz section with a journalistic mindset that generated extremely interesting content to be garnered from our guests. Feedback has been awesome, with many saying this was the best rugby lunch they had ever attended, and that’s saying something, as this was a hardened group of lunching veterans.
Stephanie was fanatic – she was the perfect fit for our event.... really tied it all together and with just the right level of humour and engagement.