MC & Hoaxer available for hire, based in New South Wales
Liz is an author, journalist, television presenter, commentator and public speaker. She’s currently working on her second novel and freelancing in the media industry.
She’s just returned from Melbourne where she worked on the 2009 Australian Tennis Open for North One TV, producing daily and evening highlights packages and feature stories for a world wide feed.
On January 16, 2009 Liz also enjoyed a 12 week sojourn as a commentator on ABC TV’s coverage of the new national women’s football competition called the W-League.
Liz made her foray into television at SBS in 1996 and soon became a popular TV identity as the presenter and journalist of a nightly live national sports news program which she hosted for close to ten years. She broke barriers as the first female journalist to deliver sports news updates for the ‘On the Ball’ football program. She also created, produced and presented “the Glamour Game” television segment on SBS which delved into the lives of famous footballers on the world stage.
Her career highlights include reporting on the 1998 FIFA Football World Cup in Paris and the Sydney 2000 Olympics where she met her idol Nelson Mandela. She’s also met & interviewed many sporting greats & identities including the likes of Ian Thorpe, Grant Hackett, Pat Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt, John Newcombe, Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, Ricky Ponting, Shoaib Akthar, Olympic gold medalist triathlete Emma Snowsill, Real Madrid captain, Raul, former Socceroos coach Terry Venables, Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek, England Rugby coach Martin Johnson, John Eales, George Gregan and Prince Albert of Monaco
Liz is also has a keen interest in news and current affairs, having reported for the indigenous national news SBS TV program, ‘Living Black’, produced news stories for Aljazeera International television on the cane toad epidemic and the alarming high suicide rates in the Kimberley’s indigenous community. She’s also produced the Deadly Awards at the Sydney Opera House and produced highlights packages of the Australian Tennis Open for overseas television networks.
Liz has enjoyed guest appearances on many shows including, Channel 10’s, The Panel and Adam Spencer’s breakfast radio show.
The UNICEF Australia Ambassador also has a passion for football. She’s donned shin pads and boots for charity cricket and football games…playing with the likes of Matildas captain Cheryl Salisbury and Kate Gill, cricket legends Steve Waugh & Ricky Ponting, rugby league’s Ryan Girdler, the Wiggles and former Socceroos coach/player Graham Arnold.
Her MC work is also extensive, having hosted functions for the following companies including, Optus, ASMA, Sydney Children’s hospital and Women in Television Awards.
Liz was recently appointed as the Sydney FC women’s football Ambassador and is working on her second children’s book which is part of the Lucy Zeezou’s Goal series. She released her debut book, Lucy Zeezou’s Goal which is published by Random House in Sept 2008. Her book has recently sold out and is going into reprint. It’s also endorsed by international football stars, Paolo Maldini, Christian Vieri and Gennaro Gattuso.
It also includes the inspirational stories of the national women’s football team, the Matildas.
Liz believes that anything is possible as long as you are passionate, persistent and have fun trying to get there.