One of Australia’s most experienced news anchors
With over two decades working for leading news programs, Juanita Phillips is one of the country’s most prolific and recognisable media presenters.
Juanita is best known as the familiar news anchor for ABC’s flagship 7pm News in Sydney, where she has delivered news stories for over 21 years. Passionate about the public broadcasting service, she is currently ABC’s longest-serving prime-time female TV news presenter.
Juanita has also presented for different news outlets, including Channel Ten and Sky News. She has been a columnist and feature writer for media agencies like The Bulletin Magazine, News Corporation and Fairfax.
Outside of Australia, she has also hosted CNN's morning news and business show in London, and was one of the first Australians to present news on the BBC.
She has also written a series of children’s books titled ‘The Newspaper Kids’, and published a best-selling memoir about juggling work and motherhood.
Juanita has demonstrated her talent for insightful interviews with many high-profile leaders, including Erin Brokovich, Steve Wozniak, Captain “Sully” Sullenberger, and former Australian Prime Ministers John Howard and Julia Gillard.
With a wealth of experience in media presenting, Juanita has been contributing her talent as an MC and speaker for over 10 years. She regularly presents on a wide range of topics, including business, fintech, cybersecurity, leadership and gender equality.
She is highly sought across a range of sectors, including in the mining and banking industries, local and state governments, and in the finance and technology sector.