Johanna Griggs, Host
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has hosted Seven's Better Homes and Gardenssince 2005.
Over that time she
has also hosted the network's Brisbane International, APIA Sydney International (formerly the Adidas
then Medibank International), Australian Open and Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival telecasts.
From 2001-2007 she
was one of the hosts of Sportsworld.
also presented the sport news on Seven Sydney's weekend bulletins in 2009 and 2010.
Prior to her
move to television, Johanna
represented Australia in swimming, winning Bronze at the Auckland Commonwealth Games in 1990, and a silver at the 1991 World Championships.
After announcing her retirement from swimming in May 1993, Johanna joined the Seven Network.
reported for shows such asSportsworld and Sydney Weekender, and hosted The AFL Half Time Show.
In 1994 and 1995, Johanna hosted Seven's Summer of Tennis, and worked as a presenter of the 1994 World Swimming Championships from Rome.
Later that year Johanna
presented the Weekend Sports News
and then became the network's first national female (and youngest ever) sports presenter.
took time out to care for her
two sons, returning to television in 1998.
was a regular panellist on Foxtel'sBeauty and the Beast.
was also a regular guest on ABC TV's sports panel show, The Fat and Good News Week.
returned to Seven in 2001 after successfully co-hosting the Network's
Olympic Sunrise program in 2000.
That year she
hosted the Adidas International Tennis broadcast, followed immediately by the Australian Open.
Also in 2001 through to 2007 she
was one of the hosts of the Sunday morning panel show Sportsworld.
During the year Johanna also presented several of the Network's special sport broadcasts and was host of Auction Squad for five seasons.
In 2002, Johanna travelled to Salt Lake City where she became the first solo female host of any Olympics Coverage in this country when she fronted Seven's coverage of the Winter Olympics, and in 2006 she again hosted this event in Turin.
also hosted Seven's coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
In 2007, she was appointed to the Board of Events New South Wales and in 2009 received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters - Honoris Causis -from Macquarie University in NSW for services to swimming, media and charity fundraising.