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Stephanie Brantz

Chair, DFAT - Sports Diplomacy Advisory Council and Deputy Chair

Football NSW

She was on the successful Advisory Committee for the NSW Government's "10 World Cups in 10 years" and is now on the State Government's "GameChangers Advisory Council".

Stephanie started her media career with the SBS Sports team in 2000.

By 2006 she was host of both the ”FIFA World Cup Highlights Show” and “Toyota World Sport”.

Following the FIFA World Cup, Stephanie presented sport on Channel 9 for Nightline, National Nine News and the “Sunday” Show and hosted the network’s National Basketball League highlights program as well as the Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Ironman Series. She was also the boundary reporter for the Ashes Series 2006-07 and producer/ host for the 2009 series of grassroots football program “Football Stars of Tomorrow.” 

After leaving Channel Nine, Stephanie free-lanced for Fox Sports and ESPN before joining the ABC as the face of their Sport coverage.
In 2012, she hosted the successful coverage of the London Paralympic Games and from 2010 – 2019 has fronted the network’s coverage of the Australian of the Year, the Flag Raising and Citizenship ceremony, New Year’s Eve and also the ANZAC Dawn Service coverage from Gallipoli/Villers-Bretonneux and the Centenary commemorations across the Western Front and Beersheba.

She has anchored the ABC coverage of the AFC Asian Cup, W-League football, Australian Open Women’s Golf, AUS v ENG T20 Cricket, the FIBA World Cup and FIBA World Championships as well as the WNBL as host and sideline commentator, the World Cup and Champions Trophy Hockey tournaments and the Shute Shield Rugby competition. 

She is on the ESPN Australia team as a host and contributor for regular written and video content and reporting/presenting from the FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Australian Open and hosting the US Open Tennis program ‘US Open Primetime’, is lead commentator on Fox Sports coverage of the W-League football competition, and football internationals and anchored the ‘Brumbies TV’ Super Rugby show on One HD as well as co-hosting the Macquarie Sports Radio drive time program through the Commonwealth Games.

In 2019, Stephanie travelled to France for the FIFA Women’s World Cup as a producer for FIFA TV and will fill this role again in Qatar 2022, she has also produced a number of segments for the FIFA football show. 

In October 2020 Stephanie joined SEN 1170 as host of "Trailblazers with Stephanie Brantz'.

Stephanie Brantz

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