Gretel Killeen's career went from law school to stand-up comedy after co-owning a hotel with a stage on which various local and international comedy acts performed. From there she moved into television on debating shows.
Perhaps best known for her time on Big Brother, Gretel hosted the show from its first season 2001 for seven years. Previously, Gretel was a skit performer for several years on 'The Midday Show' and soon after she was a regular "beauty" on 'Beauty and the Beast'.
She has been a voice over artist for almost 20 years in corporate videos, TV, radio and even in film as the voice of a character. Gretel has been a radio star, was a newspaper columnist in the 1990s and continues her work as a public speaker and professional MC.
She is the author of more than 20 children's books published in Australia, England, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Korea and China. Gretel is also the author of one adult book released in 2006, and has written a television drama.
Gretel enjoys a close association with UNICEF as their ambassador. She is undoubtedly one of Australia's most professional ladies of television.