Since leaving Channel Seven in July 2015, Chris Bath has been freelancing (or as she terms it, ‘fly in, fly out’) and made her radio host debut with 702 ABC Sydney, filling in for Richard Glover on Drive. She also did a couple of things on The Project including a week-long stint when Carrie Bickmore was on leave. In today’s clip, Deborah asks Chris how is she enjoying her new freelancing stint and what’s next for her.
Chris shares how she really liked the immediacy of radio, and not being constrained by the ‘newsreader’ box. She enjoyed showing her sense of humour, covering a range of topics and in her words ‘being normal’. She goes on to say that the luxury of doing a 15 radio minute interview with people was extraordinary. Chris admitted that she does miss tv, but looking forward, she would like to embrace different multi-media disciplines such as writing, radio and tv.
Christine “Chris” Bath is an Australian journalist and television personality. Bath has previously been a weekend presenter of Seven News Sydney and host of Seven’s current affairs program Sunday Night, until she left the network on July 27, 2015.
She was part of Seven’s host team for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and co-hosted the prelude to the Opening Ceremony live on stage at the Olympic stadium, while seven months pregnant with her first child. After having son Darcy in late 2000, she returned to political interviewing in 2001 as anchor of Sunday Sunrise and stayed for three years. Other career highlights include anchoring the Schapelle Corby verdict live from Bali and broadcasting live from East Timor in December 1999 during the Christmas concert for the peacekeepers. In 2004, Chris judged entries in the TV current affairs reporting and camera section for the prestigious Walkley Awards.