Georgina McGuinness

Georgina McGuinness (née Allan, formerly Thomas) is a newsreader who was the anchor of Nine News Adelaide's weekend 6pm news bulletin from 1989 to 2011.


An Adelaide native, born 29 August 1966, she studied at Seymour College and at the Magill campus of the South Australian College of Advanced Education (now a part of the University of South Australia). She graduated in 1987 and joined Nine News as a reporter. Just a year later she was appointed weekend news anchor, which job she continued to 2011, along with filing special reports. During this time, her bulletins consistently rated higher than the rival Seven News Adelaide in its timeslot.[1] In 2002, she was the anchor of the short lived local version of A Current Affair.

After a number of years presenting as both Georgina Allan, and later Georgina Thomas, she married former Adelaide Crows captain Tony McGuinness in 1999; the couple are now estranged. She is the mother of four children and is an ambassador for the Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital and often appears in their promotional campaigns.

Until 2007 McGuinness was also the co-anchor of the annual Adelaide Christmas Pageant telecast which airs in early November each year.

In October 2011, it was announced that McGuinness would not have her contract renewed with the Nine Network.[2] In early 2012 McGuinness joined the staff of South Australian Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond as a speechwriter.[3]


  1. Kelly on cloud Nine
  2. Iannella, Antimo (19 October 2011). "Experienced newsreaders Georgina McGuinness and Michael Smyth gone". AdelaideNow. News Limited. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  3. Leo, Jessica. "Georgina McGuinness to join SA Opposition leader Isobel Redmond's team". Retrieved 5 March 2013.
Media offices
Preceded by
Nine News Adelaide
Weekend presenter

Succeeded by
Will McDonald
Preceded by
A Current Affair

Succeeded by
Kate Collins (2008)
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