CHRIS BATH BIOGRAPHY
Chris Bath was born and raised in Sydney’s west, growing up in South Wentworthville.
She has been working as a journalist and news reporter/anchor since 1988.
Chris began her career at Sydney’s Radio 2UE after completing a Communications degree at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst.
In 1989, she jagged her first television news job at Prime TV, Albury. She worked there for two years reporting on everything from Angus cattle and their stud potential to tragic accidents on the Hume Highway, to bushfires. She’d file three stories a day and read the news at night.
In 1991, Chris headed to Newcastle and took on a similar newsreading/reporting role at NBN Television for almost five years.
She reluctantly left Newcastle for Channel Seven, Sydney in 1996, just so she wouldn’t get to 50 and wonder “What if?”
At Seven, Chris enjoyed many anchoring roles, reading every News bulletin the network had on offer, interviewing politicians on “Face to Face” & other public affairs shows, reporting for Witness and anchoring Seven’s top rating Sunday Night.
She was the live anchor for rolling network coverage of breaking news, from floods to earthquakes, mine disasters and bushfires, elections and even Royal weddings.
It’s a job that’s taken her around the world, interviewing Presidents and Prime Ministers and also tangoing to ACDC under a mirror ball on Seven’s “Dancing With The Stars”.
After 20 years with Seven, Chris recently decided to find a new challenge.
Chris loves her work but says her most challenging and rewarding role has been motherhood. Her son Darcy is now 14 and obsessed by birds. His birdwatching enthusiasm is so great, he infects all the adults around him. And thanks to that, they are the only family that goes to Bali on holidays and heads straight for the Nusa Dua Sewerage Works.