Gorgi Coghlan


Gorgi Coghlan
Gorgi Coghlan
Born Gorgina Rendell
18th August
Melbourne, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Television personality, singer, journalist
Years active 2004–present
Television The Circle
Spouse Simon Coghlan
Children Molly-Rose


Gorgi Coghlan (née Rendell) is an Australian television presenter, best known as co-host of Network Ten's morning show The Circle.

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Personal Life

Coghlan grew up in Warrnambool, Victoria on a sheep farm. She was educated in Warrnambool at both St Ann's Girls College and Emmanuel College and is a former State level equestrian competitor in eventing and dressage. Gorgi also has a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education, specialising in VCE Biology and Science and a Bachelor in Science, and worked as a teacher at McKinnon Secondary College.[1]

In October 2009, she married Ballarat businessman Simon Coghlan.

Gorgi was previously married to lawyer Justin Quill.

In July 2010, Coghlan announced on The Circle that she was pregnant with her first baby[2] and she gave birth to a daughter, Molly-Rose, on December 30th 2010.

Career

Prior to joining Network Ten Coghlan was the Melbourne reporter and travel presenter for Today and for National Nine News on the Nine Network. Gorgi joined Today in 2004 after working on programmes for community television station, Channel 31 in Melbourne. Gorgi worked at Channel 31 on the news and current affairs program C News in Melbourne, where she presented the news and worked as a reporter.

During her time at the Nine Network, she was also the Melbourne reporter for National Nine News Early Edition and worked as a reporter on National Nine News in Melbourne. She has also filled in presenting the weather on Today for Steven Jacobs. She resigned from Today in December 2008.[1]

In 2010, Network Ten announced Coghlan as host of the new morning show The Circle alongside Denise Drysdale, Yumi Stynes and Chrissie Swan. Coghlan is also a fill in presenter for Carrie Bickmore on The 7PM Project.[3]

Colin Lane replaced Coghlan on The Circle whilst she was on maternity leave.

She is also a weekly radio social commentator on 3AW ‘Afternoons with Denis Walter’.

A multi- talented performer, Gorgi has appeared in numerous professional musicals and televised concerts - her performances in the long running Queen musical "We Will Rock You', Carols By Candlelight (2006, 2007 & 2008) and the Nine Network's The Singing Bee and ABBAMANIA.

In recent years she released a solo album titled 'Edward' dedicated to her late grandfather, who inspired her love of singing and music.

References

  1. ^ a b Gorgi Coghlan, Profile Talent Management, 13 July 2010
  2. ^ Gorgi Coghlan is pregnant, 3AW, 13 July 2010
  3. ^ Gorgi Coghlan, Ten Network, 13 July 2010

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