Edwina Bartholomew

Whether she is hanging from a helicopter over croc-infested waters or bashing around the outback in a $1,000 car, our Weather Presenter Edwina Bartholomew is up for any adventure.

Eddy is a home grown Channel Seven talent. She joined the network ten years ago and has worked her way up the ranks from news reporter to Sunrise Sydney Correspondent, she has also filed stories for Sunday Night and now delivers the weather from all over Australia.

Born in the South Australian mining town of Whyalla, Edwina’s family spent her early years living in Japan and Malaysia.

Edwina completed her journalism degree at Charles Sturt university, Bathurst and also completed a Masters of International Studies in 2006. She has worked as a reporter on Radio 2GB and for Seven Sport covering the Beijing Olympics and racing carnivals.

Throughout her career, Edwina has impressed at every turn showing a unique ability to chop and change from serious to sarcastic, covering everything from earthquakes and floods to dog shows and camel races

In 2012 she secured an exclusive interview with Andre Agassi and during a backpacking trip in Europe covered the Britt Lapthorne disappearance for Seven News and 2GB.

Follow Eddy on Twitter @edwina_b


What is the best thing about your job?

The travel is undoubtedly the best and the worst thing about my job. The weather takes you to the most amazing places all over Australia and the world. It's hard being away from family and friends but this job is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Who do you most admire?

In journalism, I admire women like Christiane Amanpour who never let her gender get in the way of covering some of the most dangerous conflicts and stories in the world.

In life, I admire anyone who is brave enough to leave behind the safe path and try something new. I worry too much about the future sometimes to do the same.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Fresh flowers. I buy them even I'm only home for a day. I justify that at least my boyfriend can enjoy them when I'm gone.

What is your biggest regret?

I don't have any regrets. I don't think I've always made the right decisions but I wouldn't be here now if I hadn't taken this particular path. You can over analyse things too much, just roll with it.

What is your greatest achievement?

I suspect it's yet to come.

What is your hidden talent?
I have double jointed toes. It's pretty gross but it means I can write with them and peel a banana if I really concentrate.

What is your most treasured possession?
Photos of my Grandma. I lived with her a lot when I was at boarding school and people always say we look the same. I feel like she watches over me and the photos have pride of place in my house.

What is your favourite food and drink?

Unfortunately anything that's bad for you. My very favourite comfort food is spaghetti bolognese.

My favourite chocolate treats are those Guylian sea shells.

I love watermelon juice too. And champagne, the good stuff.

Do you have any nicknames? How did you get them?

Sunrise calls me Eddy. My friends call me Weens. My family calls me Weenie. And when I get a little cranky on the road - the boys call me The Ed!

Finish this sentence. I love Sunrise because…

…I grew up with it. It was my very first job in Television and it's still just as fun to this day