Sharyn Ghidella

Respected news anchor and journalist Sharyn Ghidella currently fronts Queensland's Number One News, Seven News.

Sharyn joined the newsroom at Channel Seven Brisbane in 2007, returning home after 15 years in Sydney to take on the role of weekend presenter.

Sharyn also became a popular member of the on-air team on Weekend Sunrise, presenting the news from Brekky Central.

Sharyn, originally from Babinda, started her career in north Queensland and then moved to Ten's newsroom in Brisbane, before joining Nine News in Sydney where she anchored all major network bulletins, including Daybreak, the Early News, Morning News, 4.30 News, National Nine News and Nightline.

During her time in Sydney, Sharyn is probably best remembered as one of the co-hosts of Today, presenting the news and anchoring the program on a number of occasions.

With nearly 30 years' experience in the industry, Sharyn also worked as a reporter and producer and spent many years presenting the Inflight News bulletins for Qantas.

She 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.

Sharyn is currently Patron of Community Access Respite Services (C.A.R.S), which provides individualised care for people with special needs. She is also an
Ambassador for the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation, which seeks to promote awareness and affirmative action against domestic and family violence and 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.

Sharyn is a mother to two boys, Austin and Darcy and in her limited spare time, she enjoys attending the theatre, reading, movies and gourmet cooking.

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