Nine Network sports reporter and presenter Roz Kelly grew up in remote mining towns in Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory, where sport was always a huge part of her life.
She completed a Bachelor of Journalism degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast, and was employed by Seven Local News before graduating.
During this time, Roz covered everything from council news to court rounds and sport before moving to what she considered the “big smoke”, Sydney, to immerse herself in sport as a career. She freelanced with Fox Sports before taking a job with Sky News in 2008 as a full-time sports presenter and reporter.
In 2010, Roz joined the Nine Network as a sports reporter and presenter. Since then, she has covered Cadel Evans’ 2011 Tour de France win from Paris, the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, 2010-2011 Ashes series, State of Origin and features on Nine’s racing coverage.
Roz is Nine News’ main cricket reporter and during summer travels with the Australian team covering all of their fixtures. She also regularly covers the World Surfing Tour and in 2011 was a finalist in the Australian Sports Commission Media Awards for her reports on the sport.
Roz has also worked in radio with Mix FM and Sea FM, as a features writer for lifestyle magazines and websites, the Sunshine Coast Daily and sports photo-journalist with The Cobar Weekly.
She owned her first horse at the age of 11 and now has shares in two racehorses and is passionate about promoting and supporting women’s sport.
Away from work she enjoys horse riding and surfing.