Sarah Harris (journalist)

Sarah Harris (born 13 July 1981) is an Australian television presenter and journalist.

Sarah Harris
Harris at the Anchorman 2 premiere in 2013
Born (1981-07-13) 13 July 1981
NationalityAustralian
EducationCaboolture State High School
OccupationTelevision presenter, journalist, conservative commentator
EmployerNetwork 10
Known forStudio 10
Spouse(s)
Tom Ward (m. 2014)
Children2

Harris is currently hosting Network 10's Studio 10.

Early life

Harris grew up in a block of housing commission flats in Mt Druitt, a western suburb of Sydney.[1] She has one younger brother. Her father died of prostate cancer at 50.[2]

Career

Harris has appeared on The Project, Celebrity Name Game, Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy, We Have a Problem.

Harris studied journalism and international business at Queensland University of Technology. Her journalism career started in 1997 at the Seven Network in Brisbane, where she filed reports for Seven News and later Today Tonight.

In June 2001, she joined Prime Gold Coast News where she was a freelance television reporter and presenter. She then moved back to the Seven Network in Brisbane where she was a cadet news reporter and writer.

In 2002, Harris joined the Nine Network and became a reporter, researcher and fill-in presenter on Extra. She also joined National Nine News as a reporter and Today. She delivered live reports from the scene of the Cairns Tilt Train derailment in November 2004, as well as Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s funeral in Kingaroy in 2005. She left Today in 2005 to become a reporter and fill-in presenter on National Nine News in Brisbane.

In 2007, Harris moved to Sydney to become a Today reporter and a fill-in news presenter. She was also a fill-in news presenter on Nine Morning News, Nine Afternoon News, Nine News Sydney and Weekend Today

In 2012, Harris was the main fill-in presenter for Sonia Kruger on Mornings. She also filled in for Leila McKinnon on Weekend Today whilst she was on maternity leave.

In August 2013, she resigned from the Nine Network to join Network Ten's new morning program, Studio 10 as a co-host with Ita Buttrose, Joe Hildebrand and Jessica Rowe.[3] She has also been a fill-in host on Network Ten program The Project.

In November 2014, Harris was announced as the host of Shark Tank.[4]

In February 2016, Harris was welcomed to the No Agenda round table as a Black Dame by Adam Curry and John C Dvorak.[5]

On 31 October 2016, Harris gained a Guinness World Record for Most Pumpkins Smashed in One Minute while dressed as Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family.

Personal life

Harris married IT specialist Tom Ward in Sydney in 2014.[6]

In July 2015, Harris announced that she was pregnant with her first child.[7] She gave birth to son Paul on 16 December 2015.

Harris is a former pack-a-day smoker, having quit in 2014.[8] However she was seen smoking with co-host Joe Hildebrand at the Logie Awards 2016. She claimed at that moment it was the first cigarette she had had since her pregnancy.

In June 2017, Harris announced that she was pregnant with her second child. She gave birth to son Harry on 8 December 2017.

In October 2017, Harris and her husband Tom Ward bought a 2.175 milllion home in Sydney's affluent North Shore.

References

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