Quill award-winning Rebecca Maddern is Australian news journalist, who currently serves as a co-host of the AFL Footy Show on the Nine Network. She previously worked at the Seven Network.
Besides that, Rebecca, who is able to win the hearts of a million fans with her innovative style of anchoring, has recently welcomed an absolutely beautiful baby girl in her family.
From Married-Divorce To Pregnancy
Journalist Rebecca Maddern has been married twice in her life. She was first married to her ex-husband James Wilson, who is the Geelong real estate identity in October 2006. However, their relationship did not last long and later they got divorced.
After separating from her ex-husband of more than two years, Rebecca did not stay single for a long as she again found the love of her life in Trent Miller with whom she has worked with.
Rebecca got married for the second time to partner Trent Miller, who is the cameraman for Seven News in March 2014. Trent Miller currently serves as a cameraman for GTV-9 and also provides his services to the AFL Footy Show.
Trent Miller had previously been wed to Rebecca's colleague, Seven's Sunday Night reporter Rahni Sadler. Rahni Sadler was left broken-hearted after splitting from Trent at the end of 2009 after the pair was married in December 2008.
According to the Herald Sun, both Rebecca and Trent stepped out publicly for the first time at the Melbourne Cup in November 2010 and said that they had been dating for nearly a year after meeting through the industry in 2009. After dating for almost four years, they got married in March 2014.
However, back in 2017, Rebecca took to Instagram to announce the exciting news of her pregnancy with a giant teddy bear and a pair of baby socks and wrote they could not wait for their new arrival in 2018.
In an interview with The Fix on October 2017, Rebecca revealed that she has not had the easiest pregnancy as she had to suffer from morning sickness and but it did not last for long, and soon she had started to enjoy the feeling of being pregnant.
Finally, in April 2018, Rebecca welcomed their first baby child who weighed 7.5 pounds and was absolutely beautiful. They named her baby girl Ruby Mae. Rebecca regularly posts loved-up snaps on social media of her husband and kid.
Rebecca Maddern with her husband and new-born kid picture posted on 25 May 2018 (Photo: Rebecca Maddern's Instagram)
She shared the picture of her kid through Instagram on 25 May 2018 and in the caption she wrote, the time has flown very fast, and her daughter Ruby Mae was six weeks old, and it seemed like yesterday.
As of now, Rebecca and Trent enjoy a close relationship, and their love can be seen through her social media snaps. Now, they are happy with their one child and have not further planned for the kids for some years.
Rebecca’s Short Bio
The journalist was born on 6 August 1977 in Melbourne, Victoria. She completed Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from the RMIT University in 1999.
Right after graduation, she began her career in radio as a sports reporter for Melbourne radio station Triple M. In 2001, she started reading the Fox FM afternoon news reports, and in 2002, she moved to Nova 100 to read the breakfast news during the inaugural year of Hughesy, Kate, and Dave.
After that, she joined the Seven Network after being offered reporting position by the news director, where Craig Hutchison served as a chief football reporter. During the time, she won a prestigious Quill Award for her coverage of Victoria's January 2003 bushfires.
In 2005, Rebecca was appointed presenter of Seven Afternoon News, and in March 2014, she joined Sunrise as Melbourne, where Monique Wright worked as a weather presenter. She remained with Sunrise until her move to the Nine Network in March 2016 to co-host the AFL Footy Show.
In 2016, Rebecca was announced as the host of Australian Ninja Warrior which aired on the Nine Network in 2017 while Craig Hutchison served as the host of the sports talk show, Footy Classified.
Rebecca is likely to enjoy the remarkable amount of net worth from her career as co-host and reporter. However, she has not disclosed the exact figure of her net worth. As per the Indeed, the average salary of a journalist in Australia is $70,799 per year.
AFL Footy Show Gets Destroyed In the Ratings; Rebecca Not Returning To The Show
There are speculations that the Channel Nine sports show, The AFL Footy program hosted by Rebecca Maddern, Sam Newman, and Eddie McGuire might soon be canceled after it was smashed in the rating by Channel Seven newcomer show, The Front Bar hosted by Mick Molloy on 2 August 2018.
The Footy Show drew just 139,000 viewers in Melbourne. Meanwhile, The Front Bar had an audience of 274,000 in the Victorian capital.
Also, there are rumors that Rebbeca Maddern won’t be returning to The AFL Footy Show.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, the Australian Ninja Warrior host Rebecca said that her family comes first in her priority list. As she has just welcomed a baby girl, it is totally understandable that Rebecca wants to give enough time for her daughter.
Nevertheless, the host will be continuing her work with Ninja Warrior and lessen her workload by possibly leaving The AFL Show.