Sunrise celebrates 15 years for Nelson Aspen

Resident showbiz reporter looks back on 15 years of red carpets, Hollywood goss and his own fashion trends.

Showbiz reporter Nelson Aspen today celebrated his 15 years with Sunrise.

US-based Aspen was at Brekkie Central today to reflect on his years of reporting on Hollywood & Broadway. He was greeted with nostalgic clips courtesy of Sam Armytage.

In 2013 he told TV Tonight, “The funny thing was I heard ‘Kochie and Mel’ and assumed ‘Mal’ must have been the man and Kochie must have been the woman!”

“I didn’t know who was who because I didn’t have return vision so it was all blind to me. But we had a fun chat and the Australian accents were a new challenge for me. So it was a one-off thing until I got a call from Adam (Boland, producer) asking me back.”

Meanwhile Aspen will also open his new cabaret show, “Just in Time,” at New York City’s iconic Don’t Tell Mama on April 5 and 12.

“Imagine going to Studio 54 for a dinner party with Irving Berlin, Julie Andrews, Barbara Eden, Harry Connick Jr and The Captain & Tennille!” he said.

“I used to think I was born 40 years too late, but my musical experience has shown me I was actually born…Just in Time!”

4 Responses

  1. Not to try to sound rude but he’s still there?
    I thought he was given the sack or he retired not long after the new set was introduced.

    P.S. ABC News Breakfast/Mornings are my main choices for news in the morning but sometimes watch only the news headlines/sport/weather on Sunrise so would not have known for sure if Nelson Aspen was still doing the Showbiz stuff.

  2. I think Nelson is the best thing on Sunrise. I was very disappointed when they gave the entertainment reporting to Eddie and we see less of Nelson except when Eddie is on other duties. He still is gorgeous but wow 15 years ago he was a real babe !!

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