Tracey Challenor

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Tracey Challenor[1] is a journalist and media consultant and former news presenter/reporter for Seven News in Brisbane from November 1991 until February 2007.


Challenor began her journalism career in 1989 as a cadet reporter with The Redland Times and Bayside Bulletin newspapers.[2]

She studied part-time at the University of Queensland, majoring in journalism and Australian government.[3] In 1991, she landed a job as a reporter with Seven News Brisbane and travelled the State covering numerous rounds including the environment, police, politics, medical news and education.[2]

In 1996, Challenor was appointed solo weekend news presenter for Seven News Brisbane, and for many years, combined the presenting role with her week-day reporting role. Challenor held the weekend news position for 12 years and the bulletin consistently ranked in the top 10 most watched programs in Queensland.

In November 2006, it was announced that the Nine Network's Today news presenter Sharyn Ghidella would replace Challenor as the weekend newsreader of the 6pm news in Brisbane.[4] Challenor was then offered the job of Senior Reporter by the Network, but declined the offer and resigned from the Network, she finished with Seven in February 2007.[1] She is currently working as a public relations consultant, researcher and features writer.


  1. ^ a b "Tracey's tough decision". 13 December 2006. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Tracey Challenor". Archived from the original on 1 March 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  3. ^, New Business Media -. "People View". Elevate Communication. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  4. ^ Butler, Dianne (15 November 2006). "Seven poaches Nine newsreader". Retrieved 3 July 2011.
Media offices
Preceded by
Seven News Brisbane
Weekend presenter

November 1991 - February 2007
Succeeded by
Sharyn Ghidella