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Chris Bath
Chris Bath

An accomplished journalist with 25 years’ experience, Chris Bath presents Seven News Sydney’s 6pm news bulletin on Fridays and Saturdays.

Chris is also the host of Channel Seven’s flagship news and public affairs program, Sunday Night.

Chris has covered many major news events over her past 19 years with the network including numerous federal elections, East Timor, the Bali Bombings, the Queensland floods, and the Sydney, Beijing and London Olympic Games.

Other career highlights include anchoring the Schapelle Corby verdict live from Bali, broadcasting live from East Timor in December 1999 during the Christmas concert for the peacekeepers, anchoring Seven News' 2008 coverage of the Anzac Day commemoration from Gallipoli and the US Presidential Election.

Chris was born and raised in Sydney’s west, growing up in South Wentworthville, and has been working as a journalist, news reporter and anchor since 1988.

She began her career on the road, as a reporter at Sydney’s Radio 2UE after completing a Communications degree at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst.

A year later in 1989, Chris jagged her first television news job at Prime TV Albury. She worked here for two years, reporting on everything from Angus cattle and their stud potential to tragic accidents on the Hume. She would file three stories a day and read the news each night.

In 1991, Chris, then 23, headed to Newcastle and took on a similar role at NBN Television, making her one of Australia’s youngest presenters on metropolitan television. She remained at NBN for five years before joining Channel Seven in 1996.

Over the years, Chris has enjoyed numerous roles including political interviewer and host of Face to Face and Sunday Sunrise, and anchor of 11AM, Seven’s Late News and Morning News.

In 1998, she spent a year travelling the world reporting for Seven’s public affairs program Witness, before returning to Late News in January 1999.

The following year, Chris was part of Seven’s host team for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, and co-hosted the Closing Ceremony prelude while seven-months pregnant with son, Darcy.

In 2005, Chris appeared in the third series of Seven’s Dancing With The Stars, winning second place overall alongside dancing partner Trenton Shipley.

She is married to Jim Wilson, sports presenter for Seven News.

Chris says her most challenging and rewarding role yet has been motherhood. Her son Darcy is now 13, but she suspects he has been at least 22 since birth.

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