A versatile and enduring personality, Livinia Nixon has confirmed her position as one of Australia's most popular talents, developing her skills over 12 years in front of the camera.
A resume packed with experience, Livinia has traveled the globe as a host for Nine's Things to Try Before You Die, produced and presented the travel show Postcards, reported on a multitude of popular programs including Getaway, The Shaun Micallef Show and The Today SHOW, co-hosted a breakfast radio program with Ed Phillips on Mix FM, done fill-in stints with Dave Hughes on Nova and Fox FM, hosted Carols by Candlelight, the Logies Red Carpet Arrivals and has spent the last eight years with Nine News, currently presenting the weather. Livinia has also co-hosted the hugely popular show Temptation and at present co-hosts the revival of Channel Nine's blockbuster program Hey, Hey, It's Saturday.
Starting her TV career on the Comedy Channel with Glenn Robbins and Marty Sheargold, in 1997 she left to join Channel Nine as host of the children's program Plucka's Place, a role that allowed her time to complete a Bachelor of Arts and Commerce, majoring in Marketing and Chinese.
After finishing her university degree and gaining such invaluable on-air training, Livinia moved into the co-host seat on the iconic Hey, Hey, It's Saturday program, where she performed a weekly segment in front of a live audience and traveled to Los Angeles and New York to interview international celebrities for the show. From Jamie Lee Curtis to Martin Sheen, Brook Shields to Adam Sandler and many more, Livinia gave audiences interesting and gripping interviews. It was during this time that Livinia also completed a three year stint on Mix FM, doing a daily breakfast show with Ed Phillips, followed by the drive time shift.
Livinia showed her versatility in front and behind the camera when presenting and producing travel segments on Nine's tourism show Postcards, which she ultimately hosted for a period of time in 2000. Her popularity in Victoria grew quickly, which led to hosting the series That's Melbourne, the TV special Melbourne - Secrets of the City, and, in 2001, the legendary Carols by Candlelight concert.
Joining the Melbourne Nine News team in 2002 as the part-time weather presenter, by early 2004 she had taken on the role full-time, continuing to this day. Also in 2004, she completed her Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (horticulture) at the University of Melbourne and landed her first feature film role playing Celeste Sky, a television presenter, in Jimeoin's The Extra.
As an ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and World Vision, Livinia has traveled to parts of Thailand, helping to rebuild lives after the devastating tsunami of December 2004.
2005 saw Livinia join the popular travel show Getaway, leaving soon after when she was appointed co-host of the popular Channel Nine show Temptation with Ed Phillips. Most recently, Livinia has fronted "The City of Melbourne" PR campaign and is currently the face of national retail giant DFO. Livinia is a highly sought after MC and host for corporation and media events.
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We had great pleasure in working with Livinia. She was very accommodating, enthusiastic and friendly and her presence contributed to making the event a success. Our other associates from the day share this view. We would have no hesitation in requesting Livinia's services for future events.
Did her own research on the topic and spoke as if she knew the topic intimately.