Speakers Profile - David Whitehill

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A familiar face to Australian audiences as the host of Foxtel�s international travel series Escape, and for his regular appearances on Channel Nine�s Mornings and Today Show, few would believe that David Whitehill began his career as a Dolphin Trainer at Sea World.

Capitalising on his success, David quickly signed with the Nine Network, where he hosted the networks then flagship national children�s program Hot Source. David went on to film 400 episodes of the show.

During this time he pulled double-duty by also filming and presenting Queensland Escapes where he travelled throughout some of Queensland�s most alluring territory and bringing them to life with his down to earth approach to travel and adventure.

Never one to rest on his laurels, David then moved on to host the hugely successful and nationally broadcast music show So Fresh. David reviewed clips and albums from around the globe and for an impressive three years brought the music world to Australian audiences interviewing international music superstars at the Arias, Teen Choice Awards and the MTV music awards.

First appearing on Mornings with Kerri Anne in 2004, he became a regular and favoured face on the show. David�s role on the show, reporting on everything from monster trucks to baby panda�s, gave him vast experience in live broadcast. He also travelled the world filming the programs travel stories, and co-hosted the show with the much loved Kerri Anne Kennerley while broadcasting live through Europe.

In 2005 David tackled the slippery slope of ice skating on Channel Nine�s Skating on Thin Ice. Broadcast to a national audience, the show featured nine celebrities learning to skate, with the ultimate goal being to perform with Disney on Ice, with proceeds going towards children�s charity CanTeen.

David has continued to work solidly as a presenter from his first day on set. He�s hosted a series of the international success Just for Laughs, presented for National Geographic Channel in Dubai, and has also ticked everyone�s travelling box as a presenter on Getaway.