2017 Speaker

Anna Daniels

Anna Daniels is a writer, presenter and producer.

With her country background, warm and silly sense of humour, and down to earth storytelling style, Anna has been entertaining us for several years as a presenter on The Project. From sailing aboard the Queen Mary 2; crossing live from Barack Obama’s touchdown in Darwin; and reporting from Beef Week in Rockhampton, to presenting live from The Project desk in Melbourne, Anna’s highly entertaining segments have been a hit with both urban and rural audiences. Graduating with a Bachelor of Journalism from QUT in Brisbane, Anna has written and produced exciting content for some of Australia’s and the UK’s highest rating programs. In addition to writing, presenting and producing her own stories for The Project, she produced Red Symons’ Breakfast Program on ABC 774 Melbourne, and most recently produced the BBC One series John Bishop’s Australia featuring the UK comedian, John Bishop.

With a great passion for comedy, Anna kicked off her presenting career with the ABC, winning the network’s Comedy Segment of the Year Award for her radio interview with Russell Crowe. She then went on to co-create the ABC’s first online comedy series, Tough at the Top, set in Darwin, with Melbourne comedian Anne Edmonds. Winning national comedy awards, the Tough at the Top sketches continue to be a hit on Youtube. In 2015, Anna took to the stage alongside ABC TV’s Dirty Laundry Live Host, Lawrence Mooney, at Rockhampton’s Beef Week Celebrity Great Debate. Arguing that ‘Life on the Land is Full of Romance and Desire’, Anna’s speech was highly entertaining and appropriately ridiculous, earning much applause and laughter from her hometown crowd.

In 2017 Allen & Unwin published Anna’s romantic comedy debut Girl In Between, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Vogel’s Award. With a great affinity and love of regional and rural Australia, Anna has also presented for Landline on ABC1. She has lived and worked in London, Darwin, Melbourne, Cairns, and now Brisbane, where she is based as a presenter for Channel 7 travel show, Queensland Weekender. Growing up as one of five children in Rockhampton, the Beef Capital of Australia, Anna’s points of difference are her country background, her humour, her relatability and vibrancy, and her ability to hang in there with positivity and hope when times get tough!

Read about Anna’s Book here.