Giaan Rooney’s memorable smile, natural beauty and ability to engage are almost trumped by her enormous energy for work. An adept speaker and presenter, Giaan is a person of enormous talent and professionalism.
As a former darling of Australian Swimming, Giaan holds medals at every level of competition, including an Olympic Gold. In 2006, Giaan retired from swimming to forge a successful career as an Australian TV presenter.
Giaan's high profile broadcast involvement with Channel 7 has included the Brisbane News team, 2018 Commonwealth Games, 2016 Rio Olympics, Australian Open coverage, commentator for the Australian Swimming Championships, and presenter on the House of Wellness.
Giaan has previously spent years with Channel Nine where she was involved across a range of shows including a co-anchor of Wide World of Sports, presenting stories on Getaway, Postcards, the 2010 Winter Olympics, 2012 London Olympics, Nine’s Spring Racing Coverage and the Today Show weather.
Giaan is an Ambassador for CareSuper, Life Space Probiotics, Amazon Prime Video, and PetStock National Adpotion Day. She is also an avid supporter of her chosen charities, the Nelune Foundation, Lort Smith Animal Hospital, Sony Foundation and Baby Give Back.
Additionally, after a very successful launch, Giaan has released her fifth lifestyle clothing collection, GR by Giaan Rooney, in partnership with Harris Scarfe.
In 2021, Giaan relocated from the Gold Coast to her macadamia property in Northern NSW with her husband Sam, and two children Zander & Alexa.
Giaan has recently authored a children’s book ‘Lemon the Llama’,’ which features story themes around inclusiveness and celebrating our differences.
2018 - Commonwealth Games Torch Relay bearer
2018 - Host of Channel 7's Gold Coast Commonwealth Games broadcast
2007 - Recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia
2006 - Captain of the Australian Swimming Team and Commonwealth Games silver medalist
2004 - Athens Olympic Gold medalist
2002 - Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist
2000 - Sydney Olympic Silver medalist
1998 - Commonwealth Gold medalist at the age of 15