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Gorgi Coghlan

inducted 2012 The Arts

About Gorgi Coghlan

Gorgi Coghlan is a regular panellist on The Project, and until recently co-hosted the Logie Award winning morning program - The Circle on Channel Ten. The show opened to critical acclaim in February 2010, winning them a Logie in their first year. Her diverse experience in news, current affairs, musical theatre and live performing make her the perfect co-host for the show..

With a background in media, journalism, travel, entertainment, science, education and professional singing, Gorgi Coghlan is one of the most well-rounded television presenters in the industry.

Gorgi was the Melbourne reporter and travel presenter for The Today Show on the Nine Network (four years), a presenter and host on Holidays for Sale, and on the Victorian travel show Postcards. Following from her Channel Nine days, 2009 saw Gorgi presenting on Channel 7's lifestyle show ‘Guide to the Good Life', where she filmed lifestyle stories around Australia and overseas. In 2010 Gorgi also worked as a co-creator, writer and producer on ‘thetest.com.au', a national online health test for all Australians. 'The Test' had more than 90, 000 members across Australia and was one of the most successful online health tests ever conducted.

Gorgi has worked as predominantly ‘live' reporter for the National Nine News Early Edition and worked as a reporter on the 6pm bulletin for National Nine News in Melbourne. She has covered the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the Beaconsfield mine disaster, Private Kovco's repatriation, breaking news, entertainment and sport. In addition to her role on TODAY, Gorgi was involved in the Nine Network's live horse racing coverage, including the Sydney Cup (Randwick) and the Blue Diamond Stakes (Caulfield). She hosted the Nine Network's live New Year's Eve coverage and has presented on the network's national real estate show My Home.

Gorgi holds a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Pharmacology and Zoology) and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) specialising in Biology and Science, both from Monash University. Gorgi taught four years of secondary college from 1999 to 2003 and managed and coordinated 240 students at year levels 9, 10 and V.C.E. Gorgi's teaching responsibilities included Year 12 Biology, Year 11 Biology, Years 7-10 Science and Forensic Science.

Gorgi is an accomplished and classically trained singer and professional stage performer. Viewers have delighted in her performances on the prestigious Channel 9 CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT (2006, 2007, 2008) and Channel Nine's Singing Bee and ABBAMANIA. In 2006, Gorgi released her first solo album 'Edward', which was dedicated to her late grandfather who inspired her love of singing and music.

In 2003, Gorgi was hand-picked by Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor for the smash hit Queen / Ben Elton musical 'We Will Rock You'. Gorgi played the understudy to the lead role 'OZ' for the nine-month run in Melbourne at the Regent Theatre. Following that she performed with David Campbell at the Melbourne Arts Centre in the Production Company season of the musical 'Carousel'.
Gorgi is currently the face of the Life's Little Treasures Foundation, an ambassador for Vision Australia and the Ballarat Cancer Research Centre.

Gorgi grew up on a sheep farm. She is a former state level equestrian competitor in eventing and dressage.

Last year saw Gorgi and her husband Simon Coghlan give birth to their first born baby girl Molly- Rose.