Georgie Gardner is the news presenter and fill-in co-host on Nine’s TODAY show.
Gardner was born in Perth and educated at Dalkeith Primary School and St Hilda’s Anglican Girls School.
After completing high school, she spent nearly two years living in Milan where she learned Italian and travelled extensively while nannying for an Italian family.
She returned to Western Australia in 1990 to study at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, completing an associate diploma in performing arts and majoring in media performance.
In 1992, Gardner moved to Newcastle in New South Wales to take up a cadetship at Radio 2NX where she reported, wrote and read the news. In her debut year she was rewarded with radio’s highest award –a RAWARD as Australia’s Best Newcomer to metropolitan radio.
She moved to Sydney’s top-rating FM station 2DAY FM’s newsroom in 1994, spending three years as the drive-time newsreader before joining the Ten Network as a television news reporter and fill-in presenter in 1997.
In 1998, Gardner moved to the Seven Network to read the Late News. She went on to co-host the network’s early morning SUNRISE program for two years.
Gardner joined the Nine Network in July 2002 to present various news bulletins as well as the weather on the 6.00pm weekday news.
In 2005, she gave birth to daughter Bronte, and her brother Angus was born in 2007.
She has a passion for all things Italian, loves to dabble in photography and the garden, and is a passionate supporter of charities relating to disadvantaged youth, including Red Kite and Oasis.
Georgie Gardner lives in Sydney with her husband, Tim, and their two young children.