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Sarah Harris

Excellence in the Media

Sarah Harris attended Caboolture SHS from 1994 to 1998.  She excelled academically and participated in sport, debating, public speaking, the school musicals and the Rock Eisteddfod.  In Year 11, Sarah participated in Work Experience at Channel 7 and, in Year 12, won the Open Division of the Channel 9 Young Newsreader Award.  In 1999, she was awarded the Australian Young Writers’ Award for a story she submitted in Year 12.

Sarah started a degree in Journalism and International Business at QUT, but began work with Prime Gold Coast News, as a freelance television reporter and presenter in 2000.  She moved to Channel Seven in Brisbane, and then to Channel Nine.  Sarah worked on both the National Nine News and the Today program, covering news stories around the state.  In 2005, Sarah moved to Sydney, where she moved between a number of Channel Nine programs, including Nine News, Today, Mornings and Weekend Today.  Her news reporting has covered the Brisbane floods, the Christchurch earthquake, the London Olympics and Paralympics and the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  In 2013, Sarah moved to Channel 10 as the anchor of their morning program, Studio 10, and in 2014, became the host of Shark Tank.  She was nominated for Best Presenter in the 2017 Logies.

Sarah is a strong advocate for programs against domestic violence and is also passionate about the value of education for children.  She is an Ambassador for both The Smith Family in Australia, and the School for Life in Uganda. 

Inducted 2018