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Carrie Bickmore is an Australian talk show and current affairs Gold Logie award-winning television and radio presenter living in Melbourne.
Bickmore currently hosts The Project on Network 10 and Carrie & Tommy on the Hit Network with Tommy Little.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Carrie Bickmore OAM was born on December 3, 1980 (age 41 years) in Adelaide, Australia. She is the daughter of Jennie Bickmore-Brand and Brian L. Bickmore. moved to Perth, Western Australia, with her family at an early age. Bickmore attended the Anglican girls’ school Perth College and then later attended the Curtin University of Technology where she studied journalism, graduating in 2000. She moved to Melbourne, Victoria, in 2001 to pursue a career in media.
Carrie Bickmore started her career as a newsreader on 92.9FM in Perth where she began as an emergency fill-in for a sick colleague. Her father Brian Bickmore was a radio announcer on that station at the time and later took up management positions in the Austereo network. After this, she was appointed as a regular newsreader for the station.
Bickmore became the afternoon newsreader in 2001 for radio station Nova 100 in Melbourne and in 2002 she became the co-host of the Drive show with Andy Ross.
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She was a 2005 Best News Presenter finalist in the Australian Commercial Radio Awards. Bickmore, Rebecca Leahy and Michael Colling accepted the award for Best Community Service Project – Metro, on behalf of Nova 100.
In 2007, Bickmore was appointed the breakfast newsreader on Hughesy & Kate on Nova 100. In August 2009, she announced that she would be leaving Nova 100 to focus on The 7 pm Project. Her last day was 25 September 2009.
In October 2012, Bickmore and Charlie Pickering were part of the radio show The Breakfast Project, which aired nationally for three weeks. Both critics and fans were impressed with the show sparking rumours that Bickmore and Pickering were going to become regulars on Nova 100 Melbourne.
In November 2013, Bickmore returned to Nova 100 to read the news one last time and to say farewell to long-standing breakfast radio duo Hughesy and Kate. In January 2017, Southern Cross Austereo announced that Bickmore and Tommy Little would host Carrie & Tommy across the Hit Network from 3 pm.
Carrie Bickmore made her start in television on the variety show Rove Live in 2006, presenting the “Carrie @ the News Desk” segment for each episode. Often the news stories related to actual events but ended in a twist with the punchline. A running joke throughout the segment was Bickmore’s quirky introductions in which she added a quip, often playing off social trends, music and popular culture, for example: “Good evening. I’m Carrie Bickmore and don’t you wish your girlfriend was hot like me?” In 2007, Bickmore returned to the show with a more important role.
Bickmore has been a presenter on The Project since 2009, which airs weeknights on Network Ten and has further expanded her profile as a television presenter. On 2 May 2010, Bickmore won the 2010 Logie Award for Best New Female Talent for her work on Rove and The Project.
In December 2010, Bickmore was criticised by The Drum’s editor, Jonathan Green, and representatives of the Australian coffee industry, for promoting McDonald’s in a report for The Oprah Winfrey Show, which McDonald’s confirmed was paid advertising. After several months away from The 7 PM Project in 2011, Bickmore returned to television after the death of her husband.
Bickmore was nominated for the Gold Logie for Most Popular TV Personality in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, Bickmore was again nominated for the award, resulting in the media nicknaming her ‘the golden girl’ of Network Ten alongside Asher Keddie. In 2013, it was announced that Bickmore would front a revamped version of So You Think You Can Dance Australia for Network Ten alongside former American Idol judge Paula Abdul.
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In 2015, Bickmore won the Gold Logie award. During her acceptance speech, she donned a beanie in order to raise awareness for her late husband’s struggle with brain cancer and encouraged her peers to wear a beanie in order to support the cause; using her husband’s fears about his scars and use of beanies to cover them as the story behind the symbol. In November 2015, she subsequently launched Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer with the aim of initially raising $4,200,000 for brain cancer research, a feat that was subsequently achieved two months later in January 2016.
Carrie Bickmore was the official host and ambassador for the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival held in Melbourne in 2010.
In April 2012, Bickmore was named as the official Cadbury Easter Ambassador, and helped launch Cadbury’s Easter campaign at an event in Melbourne to media and key stakeholders, and promoted charity donations for Foodbank Australia.
In November 2012, it was announced Bickmore would become a UNICEF Ambassador for Project Eliminate, raising “awareness of neonatal and maternal tetanus”.
Bickmore announced in November 2014 that she had become the ongoing face of the global French beauty brand Garnier in Australia and subsequently featured in several beauty advertising campaigns for Garnier Nutrisse hair colour and Garnier BB cream.
In 2017 Bickmore was inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in recognition of her work as a “charitable and inspirational role model for women and girls”.
She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for service to the broadcast media and to brain cancer awareness.
Carrie Bickmore currently husband is Chris Walker. However, she was married to Greg Lange in 2005, who also worked in the media industry. She gave birth to their son, Oliver, in 2007. Lange died after a decade-long battle with brain cancer on 27 December 2010. However, on 8 October 2014, Bickmore announced on The Project that she was pregnant with her second child, to partner Chris Walker. She gave birth to a girl, Evie, in 2015.
On 21 June 2018, Bickmore posted a video on Instagram announcing her third pregnancy, subsequently announcing the birth of another daughter, Adelaide, later that year.
Carrie Bickmore net worth
How much is Carrie Bickmore worth? Carrie Bickmore net worth is estimated at around $5 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a TV/Radio presenter and journalist. Bickmore successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. She is one of the richest and influential journalists in Australia.