When Gorgi Coghlan isn’t at home in her Ballarat paddock riding her beloved warmblood mare, she’s busy applying her diverse experience in news, current affairs, media, journalism, travel, musical theatre, science and education as co-host of 10’s The Project.
And now, backed with a wealth of state-level horse riding experience, Gorgi will swap her riding boots for hosting heels in her newest role as co-host of 10’s coverage of the 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Gorgi’s vast experience in television has seen her co-host the Logie Award winning morning show The Circle. Prior to this, she was the Melbourne reporter and travel presenter on The Today Show and the Melbourne reporter for Early Edition News, both on the Nine Network, as well as a regular reporter on Nine News. Gorgi has also hosted Holidays for Sale and the Victorian travel show Postcards.
Adding to her impressive resume, Gorgi has a Bachelor of Science, majoring in pharmacology and zoology, and a Graduate Diploma of Education, specialising in biology and science. And in 1999 Gorgi switched from student to teacher, spending four years moulding young minds in all things biology and science in secondary schools around Melbourne.
But if that wasn’t enough, Gorgi is also an accomplished and classically trained singer. We’ve seen her on various stages around the country performing pitch-perfect anthems disguised as a monster on season one of The Masked Singer, wowing audiences at countless charity events close to her heart, and hitting us all in the festive feels at a range of Christmas carol broadcasts.
An active philanthropist, Gorgi is an Ambassador for Ronald McDonald House and is a supporter of The Leukaemia Foundation, the Ballarat Children’s Hospital ward and Alzheimer’s Australia. In 2016, Gorgi, along with Meshel Laurie and Tim Minchin raised awareness for the survivors of child sex abuse by the Catholic Church, raising over $100,000 for the campaign.
Along with her husband and business partner, Gorgi is the proud owner of the Provincial Hotel, a landmark establishment in Ballarat.
With a jam-packed schedule, Gorgi has found a perfect balance in her life currently commuting from her family farm, where she lives with her husband Simon and daughter Molly-Rose, while still enjoying her various media roles.
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