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6 August 1977 (age 46) (
Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Journalist, Reporter & News Presenter in Melbourne

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Rebecca Maddern (born 6 August 1977) is an Australian award-winning senior journalist, news reporter and presenter. Maddern is currently co-host of the AFL Footy Show on the Nine Network. She has previously worked at the Seven Network.


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Maddern started off her career in radio after she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from the RMIT University in 1999. Later she became a sports reporter for Melbourne radio station Triple M, whilst there she worked alongside some of the top media personalities of Australia. In 2001, Rebecca began reading the Fox FM afternoon news reports and, at the beginning of 2002, moved to Nova 100 to read the breakfast news during the inaugural year of Hughesy, Kate and Dave.

In October 2002, Maddern joined the Seven Network after being offered reporting position by the news director. It was there in her first year of television reporting, she won a prestigious Quill Award for her coverage of Victoria's January 2003 bushfires.

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In September 2005, Rebecca was appointed presenter of Seven Afternoon News replacing David Johnston until the bulletin moved to the network's Sydney studios.

In January 2013, Maddern returned to present Seven Afternoon News with production moving back to Melbourne again replacing Samantha Armytage. However, in August 2013 she was replaced by Melissa Doyle and Matt White.

In March 2014, Rebecca joined Sunrise as Melbourne correspondent replacing Nick Etchells. In recent years, Maddern had reduced duties on Seven News as a senior reporter due to her Sunrise commitments. She remained with Sunrise until her move to the Nine Network in March 2016 to co-host the AFL Footy Show. She was replaced by sports reporter Nathan Templeton.

In November 2016, Maddern was announced as the host of Australian Ninja Warrior which aired on the Nine Network in July 2017.

Personal life

In October 2006, Maddern married Geelong real estate identity, James Wilson, they have since divorced. Despite denying rumours to the contrary, Maddern was outed as the third party in colleague Rahni Sadler's marriage collapse.

Rebecca was named as the ambassador for the Geelong Cup in 2007.

In 2011, Maddern was named the number one ticket holder for the Geelong Football Club

In March 2014, Rebecca married Seven News cameraman Trent Miller. Trent Miller, is now a cameraman for GTV-9 whom also provides his services to the AFL Footy Show.


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