Tiffany Cherry is one of Australia’s most well-known female sports broadcasters, with a career spanning 25 years in the media, across multiple platforms both within Australia and overseas.
Athlete: A keen athlete and studying physiotherapy at the time, Tiffany’s journalism career began in 1993 as a regular feature writer for Australian Runner Magazine, before landing her first television and radio roles two years later, as a reporter for Channel Seven’s Talking Footy and 3AW’s AFL coverage, respectively. By 2000, Tiffany had graduated as a physio and ran her own practice, worked as a feature writer for the Age and reporter on Channel Ten’s Sports Tonight and the Ten Nightly News in Sydney, and had landed a coveted three-month CNN scholarship, based out of Atlanta, USA.
TV: Tiffany returned to join the Channel Seven News sports department and covered the 2000 Olympics, before being selected as one of the original faces of the new Fox Footy Channel in 2001. She was the first female AFL boundary rider and worked around Australia covering the game, as well as producing and presenting her own weekly segment on injuries.
Documentary: In 2004, Tiffany realised her passion for documentary making, producing an award-winning special on Aussie rules football in the USA and has produced nearly one dozen documentaries and short films around the world.
Radio: In May 2007, Tiffany was chosen by the Nine Network to be the sports presenter on Mick Molloy’s new national comedy show, The Nation. In addition, Tiffany produced and launched her own radio talkback show The Hen House on SEN1116, the first of its kind in Austalia, which she co-hosted with Olympic swimming champion Giaan Rooney and world champion netballer Eloise Southby-Halbish. Tiffany also joined the talkback sports station’s AFL broadcast team as boundary rider for their coveted Friday night games.
USA: 2008 saw Tiffany relocate to the USA and work with ESPN where she covered the NFL, NBA, Wimbledon, Australian Open, ESPY awards, the AFL and NRL Grand Finals, the Layne Beachley Surf Classic, Volvo Around the World Ocean race and the PGA tour. Tiffany also reported on the Kentucky Derby, NHL, MLB, EPL, IPL and the 2008 Beijing -one of six Olympic Games she has both attended and reported from.
TV: 2010 was a significant year for Tiffany, as she moved back to Melbourne and re-joined Foxtel as co-presenter with Steve Liebamnn for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, as well as hosting the New Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games and later, the 2012 London Summer Olympics. In 2011 Tiffany began hosting her own television sports show, Flash Footy for Fox Sports, a weekly half hour indigenous and multicultural AFL show featuring stars Michael O’Loughlin, David Wirrpanda, Andrew McLeod and Kevin Sheedy and today, is the Multimedia Executive for Richmond Football Club, working in conjunction with VicHealth to encourage more women across Victoria to take up exercise. She has also established her own charity golf day, Token Blokes, designed to encourage more women to take up the game and have access to the numerous networking and job opportunities that take place on a golf course.
Education: Tiffany’s passion for sport extends beyond that of most journalists. In her early days, Tiffany was ranked in the top eight in Australia in 400m hurdles, trained with Olympic gold medalist Cathy Freeman, and also represented Australia at the 1999 World Triathlon Championships in Montreal. She is also a trained physiotherapist and masseuse, and was the physiotherapist for the Richmond Football Club for three years. Tiffany sits on the Board of SEA – Sports Environment Alliance and Brilliant Women and in 2015, graduated her MBA in Leadership and Innovation with honours from Canberra University.
Speaker: Whether as a sports broadcaster, MC, keynote speaker or panel member – in front of the corporate world, schools or sporting clubs – Tiffany is a natural, engaging master of ceremonies, speaker and presenter who can’t help but impress.