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One of the nation's most experienced television news anchors
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Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Juanita Phillips is one of Australia’s most experienced television news anchors, currently presenting the 7pm bulletin on ABC News for New South Wales.
Starting as cadet journalist for The Courier-Mail in Brisbane in 1982, Juanita later became a feature writer and columnist. The early-nineties saw her move to Network Ten in Sydney and Brisbane where she was the lead female presenter for two years.
After a position at Sky News Australia in 1997, Juanita moved to London where she worked as a news presenter at BBC World News while running her own café. She later moved to CNN International which was also based in London, working as co-anchor on CNN Today, before moving back to Australia in 2002.
She is an author, having written 'A Pressure Cooker Saved My Life: How to Have it All, Do it All and Keep it All Together' as well as children’s series; 'The Newspaper Kids'. Aside from her media profile, her biggest passions in life are her children Marcus and Mischa.
Outside of her television work, Juanita is also a professional and accomplished public speaker who is available for keynote and MC speaking.