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Sara
Kirby (nee Groen)

Diverse achievement in the media.

Profile

Weather patterns may just prove to be as dynamic as Sara Groen’s media career, which has seen her report on everything from cocoa flavanols in remote northern Brazil to climate patterns in Sydney and fashions on the field at The Melbourne Cup.

Sara is an accomplished reporter, presenter, actor and MC.

Current work

Currently the weather presenter on Sydney’s No. 1 television news service, she has been reporting on meteorology and environmental issues for ‘Seven News’ and regularly fills in to present the ‘Seven Late News’.

More recently, Sara took to the stage with popular country crooner Adam Harvey for Channel Seven’s high-rating celebrity singing competition, ‘It Takes Two’.

Previous experience

Presenter: Sara joined ‘Seven’ in 2002 as a presenter and segment producer for the national children’s program ‘Saturday Disney’. This followed guest roles in US productions such as ‘Farscape’, ‘Beastmaster’ and ‘The Lost World’ as well as the lead in the AFI nominated short film ‘The Scree’ alongside Paul McDermott.

Reporter: She juggled her role on ‘Saturday Disney’ with both university and acting studies, coming to the attention of the producers of ‘Sydney Weekender’. In 2004, Sara joined the popular travel and lifestyle program as a reporter while continuing to complete her studies and in 2005 graduated from Monash University with a BA in journalism. She was also a scholarship award recipient for academic excellence.

A reporting role on science and technology series ‘Beyond Tomorrow’ followed in 2006, a role which combined her journalistic and reporting skills and love of travel. Sara worked extensively internationally for the show, spending large periods of time reporting in the USA, Canada and Brazil.

Speaker: Sara is an accomplished speaker and MC, having hosted such events as the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Lavazza Most Majestic Launch, International Youth River Health Conference, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, Master Builders Association Housing Awards and Fashions on the Field at Emirates Stakes Day. She is also an ambassador for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and patron for Camp Quality.

Personal: When she’s not responding to her friend’s requests for weekend weather forecasts, a self confessed `foodie,’ Sara loves cooking and trying new restaurants and is learning to surf in her spare time. And in case you were wondering, flavanols are the healthy bits in chocolate.

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Sara was a charismatic and energetic presenter who actively and flawlessly engaged herself with the audience introducing each performer with confidence, composure and a huge smile. Sara captivated the audience each time she took the stage. She was a true asset to the night and a significant contribution the evening's success. MP Agency
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