Australia Day 2021 Ambassador

Published on 17 December 2020


Cabonne Council is pleased to announce that Susie Elelman will be the Australia Day Ambassador in 2021. 

Susie Elelman is truly the epitome of a multi-media broadcaster and has been deservedly described as the most versatile, informed and professional person in Australian media today.

Author, TV presenter, radio broadcaster, reporter and producer are just some of the many hats she has worn throughout an impressive media career spanning four decades.

Susie Elelman is a name synonymous with daytime television and most recently voiced her opinion in the Chatroom on Channel 9’s News Now and as a regular panellist on Studio 10 on the Ten and WIN Networks.

Susie’s long list of television credits include more than eight years spent alongside Bert Newton as a presenter and reporter on Good Morning Australia and seven years with Larry Emdur & Kylie Gillies on The Morning Show.

Susie was Host and Executive Producer of her own national, daily, variety and lifestyle TV show SUSIE & then co-hosted & co-produced the national live news & current affairs show DAILY with Susie & Bianca both on the WIN/9 Network.

Susie also went head to head with Stan Zemanek as a long-standing panellist on Network 10 & Foxtel’s Beauty and the Beast.

Some of Susie’s many other roles have included working as a researcher & reporter on HINCH and as a reporter on the national travel show Postcards Australia. She was also a presenter/reporter on Clive Robertson’s Newsworld and a familiar fixture on Network Ten's Live at Five News presenting the weather.

Susie’s television career has seen her chat one-to-one with many international stars and she counts Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, Kylie Minogue and George Clooney among the celebrities she has interviewed.

An established presence on national radio, Susie regularly formed part of the 2GB Talkback Team on Sydney’s #1 radio station & 4BC Brisbane along with various stations on the Macquarie Network. Susie first hit the radio airwaves on ABC 2WN Wollongong in the early 1980s and has since been heard on WSFM, 2UE, 2Double0 & Radio 2,

This TV and radio broadcaster is also a newspaper and magazine columnist, as well as an award-winning, best-selling author.

After releasing her first book, Half My Size – The Thinking Person’s Diet, Susie was voted Australia’s Most Dynamic Author in 2006. Her sequel Still Half My Size hit the book stands in early 2018 and in November 2019 Susie released her third book 15 Minutes of Fame – The Dark Underbelly of Celebrity.

Without touching that remote control Susie can move her skills to be your emcee or corporate communicator and business educator. Bringing her signature charm and effervescent enthusiasm to every event, Susie can always be relied upon to deliver a powerful message with panache.

Susie’s the only woman ever to voice The Ode in RSL & Services Clubs Australia-wide.

For her services to charity, the not-for-profit sector & the media Susie was extremely humbled and honoured to be awarded an AM (Member of the Order of Australia Medal) in the Queen’s Birthday honours list in June 2015.

Susie is very proud, as a 1st Generation Australian of refugee parents, to be chosen for the 22nd year as a 2021 Australia Day Ambassador.

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