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Gorgi
Coghlan

Media Personality and regular co-host of The Project.

Profile

You will currently see Gorgi as regular co-host on Network Ten’s prime time program ‘The Project’, alongside Pete Helliar & Waleed Aly. Gorgi’s diverse experience in news, current affairs, media, journalism, travel, musical theatre, science, education and professional singing, have made her a valued member of the panel for the past four years and one of the most well-rounded television presenters in the industry.

Gorgi has found a perfect balance currently commuting from her family farm where she lives with her husband and daughter, Molly-Rose, whilst enjoying her various media roles.

Current work

Gorgi is an ambassador for The Langham (Melbourne), as well she is actively involved with The Leukaemia Foundation and an Ambassador for Ronald McDonald House (Parkville, Melbourne), she is enthusiastic about supporting their campaigns and fundraising events.

Previous experience

Host: Gorgi’s vast experience in television has seen her co-host the Logie Award winning morning show ‘The Circle’ alongside Chrissie Swan, Yumi Stynes and Denis Drysdale on Network Ten from 2010 to 2012. Prior to, Gorgi was the Melbourne reporter and travel presenter on ‘The Today Show’ and the Melbourne reporter for ‘Early Edition News’, both on the Nine Network, as well as a regular reporter on the 6pm Nine News Bulletin. Gorgi has also hosted ‘Holidays for Sale’ and the Victorian travel show ‘Postcards’.

Education: Gorgi holds a Bachelor of Science (majoring in pharmacology and zoology) and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) specialising in biology and science, both from Monash University. Gorgi taught four years of secondary college from 1999 to 2003 and managed and coordinated 240 students at year levels 9, 10 and V.C.E. Gorgi’s teaching responsibilities included Year 12 Biology, Year 11 Biology, Years 7-10 Science and Forensic Science. Last year, Gorgi was honoured to return to Monash and present the keynote address at the 2015 graduation ceremony.

Stage: Gorgi is an accomplished and classically trained singer and professional stage performer, most recently at the Alannah and Madeline Foundations Starry Starry Night 2015 Ball where Gorgi and her The Project co-host Waleed Aly gave the performance of the night singing ‘Fields of Gold’. Viewers have delighted in her performances on the prestigious Channel 9 ‘Carols by Candlelight’ in 2006, 2007 and 2008, as well as Channel Nine's Singing Bee and ABBAMANIA. Her live stage performances also include 'We Will Rock You’, when in 2003 Gorgi was hand-picked by Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor for the smash hit Queen / Ben Elton musical. Gorgi played the understudy to the lead role 'OZ’ for the nine-month run in Melbourne at the Regent Theatre. Following on from that, she performed with David Campbell at the Melbourne Arts Centre in the Production Company season of the musical 'Carousel'.’

Background: Gorgi grew up in Warrnambool, Victoria, on a sheep farm. She is a former state level equestrian competitor and currently enjoys dressage on her warmblood mare.

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We would like to extend our sincere thanks to you for performing the role of Master of Ceremonies at the John IIhan Tribute Lunch. Your generosity and enthusiasm for the work of the IIhan Foundation was truly valued. We appreciate the time and effort you dedicated to researching the event, and your professional presentation on the day was both entertaining and refreshing. Your contribution was magnificent and we look forward to continuing to work with you. IIhan Food Allergy Foundation

You delivered wonderfully for Fed Square [at the NYE live concert 2006] - you are a really highly skilled professional and your performance was very much valued by Fed Square Management. Your precision in managing the process to deliver the results we wanted significantly contributed to the success of our program which brought so much joy to thousands upon thousands of visitors who participated in the evening.

Federation Square, Melbourne

We did not expect a guest host would spend so much time and effort to research their speech so thoroughly, dress so beautifully and present the evening so diligently. Thank you for all of this and for ensuring that our message was so well communicated. You should be proud of your contribution in raising $150,000, as without your efforts to drive the guests to the silent auction and tug on their heartstrings among other things, this would not have been achieved.

Life Support Committee, The Alfred Hospital

The success of the Awards was due, in no small part, to the professional and dynamic manner in which you and Peter hosted the evening. I thank you once again for your contribution.

Lord Mayor John So, The Melbourne Awards 2007

Gorgi's involvement with the 2008 Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Victorian Gala Ball was instrumental to its success. Co-hosting the event with media mogul Pete Smith, Gorgi engaged the room and assisted in raising over $420,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charity cause. Her commitment and genuine enthusiasm for the charity has not gone without note: as Chairman of the RMHC Ball Committee, Barry Fitzgerald says, "Gorgi played a crucial role in the success of the night. Not only did she perform her assigned duties with commitment and grace but genuinely engaged with the room, making it enjoyable for everyone there." Stealing the night away with a duet alongside twelve year old Amy Cameron, a patient from Ronald McDonald House Monash, there was not a dry eye left in the house; once again proving how invaluable her involvement with the night was. We are delighted Gorgi is set to co-host the Ronald McDonald House Charities Gala Ball again in 2009.

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Australia
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