Today we welcome Sunrise News Presenter Natalie Barr. A timely interview in the lead up to International Women's day when we recognise and applaud the women of the world, who, like Nat are an inspiration to us all. We ask Nat, as a hard working Mother of 2(now) teenage boys…..What is one thing you would say to any of our listeners today who may be struggling in this space … and who want to continue with their career?
Natalie grew up in WA and after dropping out of Uni took a cadetship with a local newspaper. As a journalist she has worked in newspaper, radio and television. She had a stint in Los Angeles where she was awarded a Golden Mic for best newscast writing and was nominated for a Los Angeles area Emmy Award for her work on the infamous O J Simpson car chase. (brings back memories!)
At the end of 1994, Natalie returned to Australia and joined Seven News in Sydney as a Reporter and news presenter. In 2003 she joined the Sunrise programme and has been presenting the news ever since.
Nat is considered a highly-valued and integral part of the Sunrise team, and has been Full Time at Seven for 25 years.