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Pop culture commentator and Editor-At-Large, Sun-Herald's 'S'.


From Tom Cruise to the Dalai Lama, Shelly Horton has interviewed some of the world's most fascinating people. A regular on Channel Seven, she's seen every week battling with David Koch on Sunrise as part of Kochie's Angels, she's Larry and Kylie's go-to-gal for gossip on The Morning Show and is regularly called on for her pop culture knowledge on Weekend Sunrise.

Super comfortable in front of a crowd, Shelly's been to so many events she knows what it takes to be a good MC.

When it comes to keynote addresses, Shelly's happy to spill the beans and give behind-the-scenes accounts of some of the world's biggest celebrities. She can also give tips on how to work a room like a pro and, just as importantly, extract yourself from dull conversations. She grew up in country Queensland and can share the tenacity that took her from the red soil to the red carpet. She's available for panel discussions on a huge variety of topics, and she's willing to discuss what seems to be the last female taboo: her choice to not have children.

Current work

For the past six years she's been Editor-At-Large of the entertainment section 'S' in the Sun Herald attending a liver-shaking 1500 champagne soaked A-list events. If small talk was an Olympic sport she'd score gold for Australia. Now she's the Editor of 'Life&Style' on which covers everything from women's health, fashion, life matters to celebrity shenanigans. Shelly also loves a chat on radio, with regular spots on 2UE and ABC Radio. Before working at Fairfax, Shelly was the South Pacific Correspondent for the most watched entertainment program in the world, Entertainment Tonight America. Before that she worked as a newsreader on Triple J and a reporter on ABC TV and Radio on covering health, arts and even crime. From chasing ambulances to chasing celebrities, it's been an interesting road in her four inch heels.


Lifestyle & Wellbeing

  • Media Personalities & Celebrity
  • Society, Culture and The Arts
Shelly was our MC for our Melbourne Cup lunch at CHISWICK recently and was an impressive host. Shelly is a true professional and is able to manage any room with confidence and style. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her. Matt Moran, Celebrity Chef
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