Speakers Profile - Gorgi Coghlan

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You will currently see Gorgi as regular co-host on Network Ten’s prime time program ‘The Project’, alongside Pete Hellier & Waleed Aly. Gorgi’s diverse experience in news, current affairs, media, journalism, travel, musical theatre, science, education and professional singing, have made her avalued member of the panel for the past four years and one of the most well-rounded television presenters in the industry.

Gorgi is also well known as previous co-host of the Logie Award winning morning program “The Circle” on Channel Ten in 2010 to 2012, along with co-hosts Chrissie Swan, Yumi Stynes and Denis Drysdale.

Gorgi was the Melbourne reporter and travel presenter for The Today Show on the Nine Network (four years), the Melbourne Reporter for Early Edition News on the Nine Network and a regular reporter on the 6pm Nine News
Bulletin. She has also been a presenter and host on Holidays for Sale, and on the Victorian travel show Postcards.

Gorgi holds a Bachelor of Science (majoring in pharmacology and zoology) and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) specialising in biology and science, both from Monash University. Gorgi taught four years of secondary college from 1999 to 2003 and managed and coordinated 240 students at year levels 9, 10 and V.C.E. Gorgi’s teaching responsibilities included Year 12 Biology, Year 11 Biology, Years 7-10 Science and Forensic Science.

Gorgi is an accomplished and classically trained singer and professional stage performer. Viewers have delighted in her performances on the prestigious Channel 9 CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT (2006, 2007, 2008) and Channel Nine's Singing Bee and ABBAMANIA. Her live stage performances also include 'We Will Rock You’, when in 2003 Gorgi was hand-picked by Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor for the smash hit Queen / Ben Elton musical. Gorgi played the understudy to the lead role 'OZ’ for the nine- month run in Melbourne at the Regent Theatre. Following that she performed with David Campbell at the Melbourne Arts Centre in the Production Company season of the musical 'Carousel'.

Gorgi is an ambassador for The Langham (Melbourne), Ronald McDonald House (Parkville, Melbourne) and Vision Australia and is enthusiastic about supporting their campaigns and fundraising events.

Gorgi grew up in Warrnambool, Victoria, on a sheep farm. She is a former state level equestrian competitor and currently enjoys dressage on her warmblood mare.

Gorgi has found a perfect balance currently commuting from her family farm where she lives with her husband and daughter, Molly-Rose, whilst enjoying her various media roles.