Kellie Connolly is one of the most recognised names in Sydney media with a diverse reach across all sectors of the community and business. 

She is one of few media personalities to work simultaneously across TV, radio and newspapers.

  • Regular commentator on Channel 7's Sunrise
  • Fill in host/newsreader on Weekend Sunrise and Sunrise
  • Columnist for News Limited papers. Regular opinion column in Daily Telegraph
  • Regular panellist on Paul Murray Live on Sky
  • Active on social media with a growing following on Twitter (close to 5000 followers), Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Freelance features writer for Sunday paper magazines

Kellie spent 14 years at Channel Nine as a news presenter and reporter where she hosted the network's flagship national news program Nightline and a variety of other news bulletins. 

One of the highlights of her career was co-hosting the Today Show - one of the most exciting and testing roles in TV.
 
Kellie's career has taken her overseas reporting on major news events, and seen her interview politicians, business leaders and international celebrities.

Kellie has also worked at the ABC and Ten Network.

Kellie runs a communications company specialising in media and presentation coaching.

She sits on the board of a national foundation Miracle Babies and is an ambassador for Life Education Australia.

MC Work

Kellie is a professional MC, having hosted events as large as Symphony Under the Stars (80,000 people) to more intimate gatherings of 100.

Kellie knows how to relax a crowd, has a good sense of humour and can think on her feet.

She is always well prepared, well researched, arrives early and ensures the VIPs are made to feel special.

She can adapt to any last-minute changes and will add personal flair to the occasion.

As a facilitator she can cut to the heart of the issue and help 'stay on message'


Conference Keynote speeches

Kellie is regularly called to give keynote speeches at conferences.

Her most popular keynote addresses are on;

  • Media and motherhood - lights, camera, aggression!
  • Managing the media - a 'how to' guide for any business.


Conference Workshops

Kellie and her team of professional media trainers can conduct workshops and group activities at conferences.

  • On-camera media training
  • Body language
  • Presentation coaching
  • How to write a press release

Testimonials

Kellie did a fantastic job, she was extremely well received by the audience, highly professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. We will definitely be using her again the future.
- Vanilla Bean Events

We would love to be involved in other events with you. You are the perfect Bazaar girl!
- Editor Harpers Bazaar (Harpers Bazaar Diamond Guild Awards).

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for your involvement in the lead up to and at the NSW Australian of the Year Awards presentation. Through your professionalism you created a relaxed and warm atmosphere for all of the award recipients and guests, and your friendly and humorous personality was very appropriate for such an event. Feedback I have received has been very positive from all accounts.
- NSW Australian of the Year Awards

You have my heartfelt thanks and gratitude in helping me assist those that need that help.
- Up close and personal with Jerry Lewis

Her strong speaking talent, professional yet personal delivery and quick wit all combined in her being a presenter that the audience warmed to and paid close attention to her message about the Ray of Hope.
- Expat Events (Breast cancer Institute, Ray of Hope fundraiser)

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John McEnroe

John McEnroe embodies the American spirit. His relentless pursuit of perfection, combined with a technical mastery honed through years of competition, has made him a popular champion and tennis legend.

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A massive thank you to you both for all your assistance from selecting to co-ordinating the speakers for our annual ProLoan conference. Feedback was that this year’s speakers where the best they had EVER heard at ANY event. So this is pretty amazing, because they do go to a lot of sessions like these.

Director of Network Relationships - Proloan (aust) pty ltd

Again this year you and your team have been fantastic and extremely helpful.  In regards to you Sharm, you have been an absolute star and phenomenal help with our speakers and presenters, a great communicator, wealth of knowledge and so prompt with responding and looking at ways to cater to our needs.

Event Manager Fitness Australia

I would recommend, without hesitation, the services of Jane Rowland Smith and Ovations. Jane answered a last minute call to arrange a guest speaker for our principals. Nothing was too much effort, all was arranged within hours, and went very smoothly. The guest speaker was exactly what we required and our brief was followed. Thank you Jane and the team at Ovations.

Executive Director of Schools Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

All aspects of the process has always gone seamlessly with Ovations and we will continue to seek your assistance for the awards in the coming years.

Thank you again, your help has meant that our Awards are very professional and extremely well received by our members and guests.

Executive Assistant BSCAA NSW Division

Jane, I personally want to thank you for all of your support, advice, patience and all round kindness that you have given me over the last 3 or so years.  This event would not have been as successful without the valuable MC’s you have recommended and the support you provided me when it all just seemed too hard

Shona Dilley – Smart School Awards, Department of Education
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