Sonia Kruger does some entertainment reporting for Seven's public affairs program Today Tonight and also Sunday Night and she is also the co-host of Seven’s runaway hit, Dancing with the Stars. Sonia’s TV Series for the 7 Network ‘10 years younger in 10 days’ aired in 2009 and was a ratings hit.
Sonia joined the long running current affairs program 11AM in 1997 as its entertainment reporter, after completing an Arts degree at Sydney’s University of Technology. She remained with the program for two years before moving to TT.
Sonia has been entertaining audiences since the tender age of four, when she began her dancing career in Brisbane. Specializing in Ballroom and Latin American dancing, Sonia has represented Australia at the Amateur British Ballroom Championships and was the Australian Ballroom, Latin & New Vogue Professional Champion.
Her talent as one of the country’s foremost dancers saw Sonia land the coveted role of ‘Tina Sparkle’ in the hugely successful Australian movie, Strictly Ballroom. While on set, Sonia helped teach cast members how to dance. Her skill as a dance instructor has also been utilised by NIDA where Sonia taught for more than four years.
Sonia continued to remain in the public eye after Strictly Ballroom; on television as well as in theatre. She was a huge hit as a reporter on Channel Nine’s revamped kids show, Wonder World and made several appearances in ABC-TV’s Three Men and A Baby Grand.
Audiences are delighted at Sonia’s interviews with such stars as Garbage, Matchbox 20 and Gerri Halliwell. She’s danced with Irish Riverdance sensation Michael Flatley and the Flamenco troupe in Paco Pena. Today Tonight has provided similar experiences for Sonia, most notably interviews with Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis, Mike Myers, Jackie Chan, Robert Redford, Billy Connolly, Michael Caine, Kevin Costner, Sandra Bullock, Glenn Close, Jodie Foster, Kate Hudson, Beyonce Knowles and Aussie pop sensation Kylie Minogue.
Sonia has also hosted several prime time network specials including Surprise Wedding and John Farnham – The Last Time.
In her spare time, Sonia enjoys the cinema, live theatre and dining-out with friends. She’s a huge football and tennis fan, and is fast becoming the Wallaby’s most vocal supporter.