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Natalie Anne Barr (born 19 March 1968) is an Australian journalist, news and television presenter.

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Natalie Barr in 2015 at the InStyle Awards
Natalie Anne Barr

(1968-03-19) 19 March 1968 (age 51)
EducationCurtin University
OccupationJournalist, news and TV presenter
Years active1994−present
EmployerSeven Network

Barr is currently news presenter on the Seven Network's Sunrise.


Barr attended Bunbury Catholic College as head girl in her final year and then studied journalism at Curtin University. She worked in newspaper, radio and television journalism, including stints at the Wanneroo Times and Golden West Network, before moving to Los Angeles and working for KABC, KTLA and KCOP. While there she was awarded a Golden Mic for best newscast writing and was nominated for a Los Angeles area Emmy Award for her work on the O.J. Simpson car chase.

Barr joined Seven News in Sydney as a reporter in 1994 and also presented afternoon news updates.

Barr has been the news presenter on the Seven Network's Sunrise since 2003, after a stint as fill-in presenter over summer proved her popularity with the audience. She has previously presented other bulletins at Seven including Seven Morning News and Seven Late News, and Sunday Sunrise.

In July 2008, Barr began presenting Seven Early News alongside Mark Beretta at 5.30am, which leads into Sunrise where she is still the news presenter.[1] Barr is also the regular fill in for Samantha Armytage on Sunrise and occasionally fills-in on Seven News Sydney.

Barr was a front-runner to co-host Sunday Night, a new current affairs show,[2] however Chris Bath was appointed as co-host with Mike Munro.

Natalie made a guest appearance on Home and Away 16 April 2018, appearing as herself reporting that missing girl Ava Gilbert.

Personal lifeEdit

Barr was born in Bunbury, Western Australia and is married to Andrew (a television commercial editor). They have two sons.[3]


  1. ^ "Sunrise plays catch up to Today Show". 12 July 2008. Retrieved 12 July 2008.
  2. ^ Reines, Ros (21 December 2008). "Sunday night suspense". Retrieved 27 March 2009.
  3. ^ VIP Mum Profile: Natalie Barr

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Preceded by
News Presenter

2002 - present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Seven Early News

2008 - 2016
Succeeded by
Jodie Speers