24yo Triple M sales rep Felicity Whelan from Melbourne has been announced as the new weather presenter for the Weekend Today show.
Whelan presented her first bulletin yesterday following a nationwide competition of 6000 applicants. She defeated Sydney’s Paul Guerin, 36 and Chantel Ferguson, 30 and Melbournite’s Guy Lumsden, 41.
She lands a six month contract with Nine.
“Weekend Today is excited to welcome Felicity onboard as our newest team member. Her energy and natural charm made her a standout candidate from the start and our viewers agreed,” producer Kerri Elstub said.
Today should be glad it got her first, given Nine News Melbourne has also been scouting for a new presenter with Livinia Nixon on maternity leave since Friday.
Today co-host Cameron Williams said, “Felicity has a great presence on camera, she’s very outgoing, and she has a friendly nature. She can also start off by knowing that she’s already proven herself by beating thousands of contenders in a pretty tough competition.”
Meanwhile the Sunday Telegraph reports Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross will take up a gig as Entertainment reporter on Today when Richard Wilkins takes over presenting from Karl Stefanovic this summer.