"Australia's Most Travelled Woman", that's the title earned by Catriona Rowntree after nearly 15 years at the helm of Australia's favourite travel show 'Getaway' on Channel Nine. Catriona is also a very popular public speaker and the consummate Master of Ceremonies (MC) - spontaneous, witty and always in control.
Catriona's television career began after completing a Diploma of Journalism at Macleay College, followed by stints researching at BRW, various Sydney newsrooms and beginning an obsession for Community Radio via putting the news to air and hosting an interview show on FM 915.
In 1992 Catriona auditioned along with 8,000 other hopefuls, for a Reporters job in WonderWorld!, making it into the final five girls, but was piped at the post. Persistence led to victory when Catriona was taken on as a Researcher in 1993. After much begging, the following year Catriona was allowed to film one story for the show (Putt Putt Golf, where she donned a safari suit and had a ball, literally) and has been employed on-air ever since.
In addition to her TV roles, Catriona has been able to utilise her passion for Community work as the Patron of the Arnotts Foundation, Ambassador for OCRF, Mission Australia, and the Phillip Island Penguins. Catriona has also worked with many brands including Nivea, Sunsense, Goulburn Valley, The Good Guys, Woolworths Baby & Toddler Club, and is the the Brand Ambassador for Pharmacare’s VitaGummies and Restore ranges and touring company Scenic.
As a self-confessed chatterbox, Catriona Rowntree is a highly sort after public speaker and MC – she leaves every room engaged and entertained!