A well-respected journalist and presenter with over 15 years of Television to her name, Rebecca Maddern has established herself as one of Australia’s prominent media personalities.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from RMIT in 1999, Maddern originally worked in radio as a sports reporter for Triple M before presenting news at Fox FM and Nova in Melbourne. Maddern then moved in to TV with the Seven Network. She made an immediate impact on camera, winning a prestigious Quill Award in 2003 for her coverage of Victoria’s bushfires in only her first year of television reporting. This led to roles presenting the 4:30pm nation-wide bulletin and the 6pm Victorian program.
Maddern also appeared regularly as a host and reporter on Seven’s flagship AM programs, Sunrise and The MorningShow. Her versatility saw her cover major news events, sports and entertainment in a wide variety of locations. The 2012 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Australian Open Tennis, the Melbourne Cup, AFL Brownlow Medal and Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal were among the events Maddern was front and centre for as part of Seven’s broadcast.
On the eve of the 2016 AFL season, Maddern joined Nine as a member of The Footy Show team, the show took Rebecca’s profile and talents to a new audience. Maddern’s football knowledge, vibrant personality and news instincts brought a new dimension to the long-established program.
The following year Rebecca went on to co-host Nine Network’s Australian NinjaWarrior and is set to continue this role through 2019. Maddern brings further excitement and energy to the show, alongside other co-hosts, Freddie Flintoff and Ben Fordham.
This year, Rebecca kicked off 2019 by hosting Nine’s coverage of the Australian Open across the summer and will now look towards the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup which commences in May.
Rebecca’s polish doesn’t just stem across our Television screens, she has also been used to effect by several organisations as an MC and host for the likes of Myer, RACV, Workcover, ANZ, Vic Health, HIA, NAB and the AFL.
Outside of her Television and Corporate commitments, Rebecca is a proud mother to her daughter Ruby Mae Miller who was welcomed into the world in April of 2018 by Rebecca and her partner Trent.
A Geelong native, Rebecca grew up a Cats supporter and became the club’s Number One Ticket holder in 2011, coinciding with the club’s ninth Premiership. Rebecca is heavily involved in supporting the club and their growth. Outside of this, Rebecca also gives her time to the Epilepsy Foundation as one of their ambassadors.