Natalie Barr is the news presenter on Australia’s favourite breakfast show, Sunrise. Nat was born and raised in the small West Australian city of Bunbury. After high school she moved to Perth to study journalism at Curtin University.
From there she secured a cadetship on the community newspaper The Wanneroo Times for a couple of years before being lured away to television and the Golden West Network in Kalgoorlie. From regional work Natalie cracked Perth working on breakfast radio for six months and freelancing for the Nine Network.
Natalie then decided experience overseas would be invaluable and she moved to the US where she worked for several years in Los Angeles at stations KABC, KTLA and KCOP. She won a Golden Mic for Best Newscast Writing in 1994 and a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award nomination for her work on KCOP's coverage of the OJ Simpson car chase.
Since returning home to Australia, Natalie has worked as both a reporter and presenter at seven. Natalie Barr is one of Australia's most experienced journalists. Born and raised in the West Australian city of Bunbury, her career started at the Wanneroo Times. Before long she was a reporter at the Golden West Network. Natalie's career includes a stint at Los Angeles Station KCOP, where she won a Golden Mic for best newscast writing and an Emmy Award nomination for her work on the O.J. Simpson case.