Libbi Gorr is one of Australia's finest live hosts and broadcasters. Warm, witty and smart, she has an exceptional ability to entertain, inspire, challenge and motivate, bringing a unique blend of journalism and humorous observation to all her work.
Libbi is well known and respected for her broadcasting work in radio on television nationally. Libbi has recently returned to prime time television creating insightful, moving reports for the ABC TV flagship current affairs program 7.30, after reaching icon status for her comedy creation Elle McFeast in the ‘90’s and early 2000’s for the ABC and Network 10.
On ABC Local Radio, Libbi too presents programs reflecting current news and social analysis, with an emphasis upon relationships, wellbeing, social change and the complexities of human nature. Her light touch with difficult issues – particularly pertaining to work, family and drive for success – is steeped with heart, humour and insight. Libbi is part of the 774ABCMelbourne broadcast team.
There is a trailblazing angle to Libbi’s work still, as she turns her gaze to contemporary issues, with the wisdom someone who has built a career in a public life. Politics, Sport, People, Arts, Family Issues, Health Wellness, Business and Leadership are all areas Libbi has immersed herself within.
Excitingly Libbi’s award winning and iconic TV portfolio still lives inside Australian hearts: Live and Sweaty, McFeast, Breasts, Sex Guys and Videotape, My Big Bottom, The Whitlam Dismissal (all ABC), What Women Want (Channel 10) and The IF Awards (SBS).
Libbi graduated from Melbourne University Law School in 1987 and in recent years she has studied fine arts and philosophy. She is currently studying for her Masters in Law at Melbourne University.
Libbi has written two books Mummy Manners (an etiquette guide for managing other children's mothers and assorted Mummy dilemmas) 2011 and the Bedtime Poem for Edible Children, 2012. She is a regular columnist with the food and wine magazine Selector and is a regular guest commentator on programs such as Studio 10 and The Project.
Libbi is quick on her feet and thoroughly professional. She fashions her presentation around client needs and culture. There's no doubt that she would be a popular choice as MC, facilitator or keynote speaker at your next event.
As an MC:
Libbi brings a wealth of experience working for a wide range of corporate, Government, Association and NFP’s.
A fantastic MC - really good at balancing warmth and sincerity with humour.
- Museums and Galleries NSW
Libbi performed excellently. Preparation exemplary, Libbi was everything I had anticipated and more.
- Rothworx Professional Development Events
Libbi was great - so many people have said so - and added just the right touch of levity to the lunch.
- The Mary Jane Lewis Scholarship Foundation Fundraising Committee ANZ Trustees
The audience loved her. She was very warm and personable and very quickly was adopted by everyone in the room. Libbi did a great job of hosting our event and added just the right about of humour to the night.
- The Registered Clubs Association of NSW
Libbi did her job with heart. …high emotional intelligence….really engaged with all levels of people at our event ….and in fact, drew out some of their stories that we otherwise would not have got to hear. Libbi was a warm and charming host and performed her MC role with professionalism and style.
Enormous success… a performance of great humour, sensitivity, intelligence and integrity…. brilliantly constructed with unique moments of “magic” that made for a very special and memorable evening.
- 2003 Australian Dance Awards
As a Facilitator:
Libby’s intellect and empathy, along with her quick wit enables her to get the best from any facilitated panel discussions, no matter how difficult the subject matter…
Outstanding facilitation. Thoughtful, funny and considered…exceptional engagement and handling of some of the trickier questions/people - you were just fantastic. I have had some really wonderful feedback on the event and your facilitation in particular. I have no doubt you were a key reason for the success of the event.
- 2016 Monash Criminology Horizons Annual Lecture
It went very well. It was great to have Libbi inject her 'style' into what can be a pretty heavy topic.
- 2015 Dandenong Family Violence Forum - Department of Health and Human Services
Libbi was a sensational start to our conference; her presentation transformed the crowd from 'barriers up' to 'receptive and open' for the rest of the day...
- Real Estate Institute of Queensland
Libbi is a huge talent to add to your debating team when you want to bring out the big guns!!!
Libbi is certainly a first-class performer! She did an excellent job at preparing her team for our inaugural great safety debate and delivered a fabulous closing argument. She captured the audience's attention and had them in fits of laughter.
Thanks for bringing your fragile humanity and cutting wit to the stage and making the night a hoot - it was A+. You are one the most thoughtful and engaging (& funny) orators in the media.
- Sydney Carnivale
Libbi was out-bloody-standing. She had the audience in the palm of her hand within seconds and gave the night such a professional edge that everyone (even our harshest critics) were absolutely enthralled. In short, it was probably the most exciting, professional and memorable event we have run
- Corporate Support & Events, Institute Public Administration Aust (Qld)