Shura Taft is an Australian television and radio presenter and MC, based in Melbourne, Australia.
Since 2006 he has appeared on television shows across all the major networks, hosting everything from kids, music, sport and reality programs.
He’s an engaging and charismatic host for conferences, corporate and special events.
He currently hosts online content for Tennis Australia, The PGA of Australia, AAMI, Isuzu trucks and more.
Shura is an ambassador for the charity TLC for Kids since 2007 and Red Dust Role Models since 2010.
Host Nine: Shura got his start as host of 'Kids' WB' and 'Pyramid' both on the 9 network nationally for 5 years. While at 9 he appeared in a number of other shows including the travel series ‘Postcards’, 'The Today Show', '20-1' and he was a contestant on the 'Celebrity Singing Bee' in 2008 where he won $50,000 for the charity 'TLC for Kids'. He’s hosted 'Eclipse Music TV' on Go! and 'Uplate' with James Kerley and Natalie Garonzi also on the GO! Channel, 'The Supercoach Show' for Fox Footy Channel and the live broadcasts of both the 2012 Brownlow Medal Red Carpet and the 2012 AFL Rising Star award.
Host Seven: In 2013 Shura was chosen to host the 5th season of 'The Mole' for Channel 7, appeared on 'Slide Show', 'The Morning Show' and in 2015 he was the host of 'The Bunker', a golf show shown on Channel 7two on Sunday afternoons at 5pm.
MC: As an MC Taft has hosted events every year for 11 years from Fashions on the Field at both Flemington and Caulfield, car launches such as Ferrari and Alfa Romeo, product launches, large-scale events, intimate gatherings, weddings and much much more. He prides himself of his professionalism, passion and hard work he brings to events and always endevours to deliver on a client's wishes. He has been Hawthorn Football Club's home game MC at the MCG since 2014 and is the home MC for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash league and for Cricket Australia during the summer.
Radio: In addition to his wide variety of television and hosting appearances, he has been a regular on radio, working for NOVA 100 2006-2011 as well as MMM Melbourne. In 2015, he was the anchor of the 'Weekend Breakfast' show heard nationally on the Hit network every Saturday and Sunday 7-9am with Jo Stanley and Michael Beveridge.
Advertising: He’s been the face of travel brand Expedia as part of their 2010/'11 campaign and has appeared in or voiced several television advertising campaigns for McCains, Wet 'n' Wild theme parks, Hungry Jacks, The Australian Diamond company, Volkswagen and AAMI insurance online.
Sport: Taft supports the Hawthorn Football Club, and played over 200 games of amateur football for Collegians in the Victorian Amateur Football Association, winning back to back Premier division premierships with the club in 2011 and 2012.
Shura Taft: Master of Ceremonies
Shura Taft MC Reel 2017
Shura Taft | MC Finale | 12WBT Health Program with Michelle Bridges
Shura Taft | Host of the NAB Rising Star Medal Presentation
Shura Taft was an exceptionally professional and entertaining MC for our 2010 TV Week Logies Media Room. Shura handled media queries with ease and was knowledgeable and engaging when introdu ... keep readingcing winners and presenters. He was able to deal with last minute occurrences with grace and style and he constantly kept a high spirit. Shura was an excellent addition to the team and was praised by all of our staff and other guests. We would not hesitate to engage Shura again and would recommend him for similar events. The Lantern Group
At Nova we require hosts / staff who are real and can relate to all types of people - clients and listeners - and read their audience well, which Shura is always able to do. He has hosted various functions and events ranging from street activities with large roving crowds of people, Nova Rent A Crowds and Outside Broadcasts, to smaller intimate events such as the Schools 4 Schools PR launch. He is comfortable talking to groups of 50 people - but can also command hundreds, eg; Shave For A Cure, St Kilda Festival and the Royal Show at our much larger events.
Shura Taft has been incredibly supportive of our organisation by giving both his time and helping to raise considerable funds for the free services we provide. Shura has, and continues to play a significant role in our fundraising campaigns and as an official Ambassador of our cause, he has: emceed our Gala Dinner fundraising events, conducted many media interviews, represented and advocated for TLC for Kids and assisted with major media campaigns. Due to his professionalism, attention to detail and energy, I confidently recommend Shura for any hosting/emceeing or media opportunities.
We relied on Shura for his professionalism, credibility, timing and spontaneity and above all his interaction with our guests. Shura's professionalism ensured that the audience was treated to a memorable event. He was totally responsible for this aspect of the evening and rose to the occasion by delivering an excellent experience. Prior to the event, and during the planning process, Shura did not let us down in respect of his availability, punctuality and participation. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to others or to engage him at future events.
Shura hosted our Cricket Australia Official Hospitality for a number of matches during the past season. He has a great sporting knowledge and conducted interesting and engaging interviews with our guest speakers. Rain delays can often be a challenging time at the cricket and Shura kept the guests entertained and relaxed during this time. He is professional, easy to work with and brings an additional energy to the hospitality space.