A much-respected voice in Australian sports media, Liz Ellis is co-host of Gladiators.
Liz has forged a career as an advocate for women’s sport and a thought-provoking commentator on the wider sporting and social landscape. In 2023 Liz was crowned “Queen of the Jungle” after winning I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! voted on by the Australian public, and has been a regular co-host on The Project, both on Network 10. This is just one of the chapters in Liz’s impressive media career, which includes appearances on various TV panel, quiz and chat shows, as well as acting as a sports commentator and presenter for numerous television and radio programs including the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, and the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games. Liz is also a regular co-host on the Nine Network’s Sports Sunday and commentator for the Suncorp Super Netball.
In her playing prime, Liz was one of Australia’s highest-profile elite athletes and ranks as one of Australia’s most successful netballers. She played an incredible 15 continuous seasons with the Australian Netball Team, the last four as captain. Liz led the team to a World Cup victory in 2007, the tournament which marked her retirement. Liz’s career highlights include three World Championship gold medals, two Commonwealth Games gold medals and four national premierships with the Sydney Swifts, the team she led for eight years. Liz was named Australia’s Most Valuable Player on four occasions.
In 2009, Liz became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours and in 2018 she was elevated to an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to netball as an elite player and coach, through support and advocacy for young women, as a contributor to the broadcast and print media industries, and to the community.
Liz has an Arts/Law degree from Macquarie University and practised in Property and Infrastructure for a leading Australian firm, has authored three books and has served on various boards including the Australian Sports Commission, NSW Institute of Sport, Sydney Olympic Park Authority and Players Voice.