Juanita Phillips

Corporate Speakers

About Juanita Phillips

Juanita Phillips is one of Australia’s best-loved and former experienced news presenters, and an accomplished MC and speaker.

For 21 years, she had anchored the ABC’s flagship 7pm News in Sydney, making her the public broadcaster’s longest-serving prime-time female TV news presenter. She resigned from the ABC in 2023.

Before this, she anchored CNN’s morning news and business show in London for five years, and was one of the first Australians to present TV news on the BBC. She has also worked for Channel Ten and Sky News, and has been a columnist and feature writer for The Bulletin magazine, News Corporation and Fairfax. She has written a series of children’s books The Newspaper Kids, and is the author of a best-selling memoir about juggling work and motherhood, A Pressure Cooker Saved My Life.

For the past 10 years, Juanita has used her interviewing and presenting skills to work as an MC, speaker and panel moderator. She specialises in business, fintech and cyber security, but has a wide range of both business and government clients, including the mining and banking industries, local and state governments, and the finance and technology sector. She is sought-after for her skill in interviewing keynote speakers, and facilitating panel discussions. Juanita is known for her entertaining and insightful interviews with thought leaders including Erin Brokovich, Steve Wozniak, John Howard, Julia Gillard and Captain “Sully” Sullenberger. She’s also known for keeping complex conferences running to time – a skill she attributes to decades of meeting newsroom deadlines!

Juanita’s areas of interest and expertise include cyber security, tech innovation, politics, economics, leadership and gender equality.

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