Stephanie Rice joins Today

2013-01-24_0141Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice, once a Seven personality, has joined Today as a health and fitness reporter.

Executive producer Neil Breen said: “We couldn’t be happier to have Steph come on board as a member of the Today family. She will be terrific for us and the network.

“It’s not every day you have a multiple Olympic gold medallist join your team.

“And I don’t think the early mornings will be a problem for her after years in the pool.”

Rice was lucratively signed by Seven after the Beijing games, but there were few on-going roles at the time.

Source: Daily Telegraph

12 Comments:

  1. “It’s not every day you have a multiple Olympic gold medallist join your team.” And it’s becoming increasingly rare that you have an educated journalist joining a news department.

  2. Let me see… eddy mcguire, ray hadley or Steph Rice commentating on peripheral issues… geee, tough one that. Ok, arm twisted, I’ll take Rice.

  3. I’m not a huge fan however, congratulations to her for getting a gig.

    With Karl and Lisa gone for so long and the show basically consisting of out of date grainy you tube videos – I have found myself drifting over to Sunrise. Something as a loyal Karl and Lisa fan I never thought I would do. .

  4. Well why wouldn’t you sign her up after a stellar career at Ch 7. Something’s bound to pop up on social media sooner or later to derail this latest career move.

  5. Glad Steph is getting some work – she got royally screwed over by the high horsed moral police after her tweeting of a couple of years back. Not sure what a health and fitness reporter will do…but I’ll give it a watch.

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