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Adair Sheppard

Adair is nerdy about all things podcasting and audio. While her previous experience has mainly been in editing and sound design, she is most excited to get behind the mic and explore the stories of all things newsworthy in regional towns. Before pursuing a career in audio, Adair studied Linguistics and interned at the Macquarie Dictionary. As a result, she loves a deep dive and getting really into the weeds with research.

Annaliese Russell

Annaliese is a commercially trained Radio Presenter and Producer. She is bubbly and outgoing with a strong drive. After completing a Bachelors Degree in Communications majoring in Radio at Charles Sturt University, she went on to be the Executive Producer of the Breakfast show ‘Jade, Straney and Trav’ on Wave FM. Annaliese is also passionate about pop culture and music – always out at an event. Annaliese is looking forward to keeping you company on air during the workday.

Camille Thomson

Camille is a science communicator and podcaster who is passionate about keeping science topics in the news. She is hoping to improve her skills in news presenting, find out more about the people in regional areas and what they are passionate about. 

Charlie Hearn-Sarchfield

Charles is a proud classmate of the Diploma in Radio Part-Time Year 2 2022 cohort. Over the past three years since leaving school he’s studied two TAFE courses at Ultimo and fell in love with radio and found his lifelong passion in media. Charles is an inspiring announcer, producer and digital content producer and can’t wait for his next two weeks on 2NRS!

Emily Waterson

Expressing her and loyal love for music, Emily loves guitar and DJing (though not at the same time…yet)!

Em studied theatre and media at studied at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, where she could be heard on the student radio station between performances and gold-panning.  

When she’s not at AFTRS, Em can be found talking and walking to her heart’s content as a tour guide on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Grace Rouvray

Grace is a post-producer, actor, voice over artist, writer and comedian. Creator/Writer of the Netflix series 600 BOTTLES OF WINE, Grace has a love of comedy within relatability.  As a recipient of the Celsius Grant for new work in conjunction with Hothouse Theatre, in February 2021 Grace wrote her first play, THE PLAN (AND OTHER PLANS). As part of the team at 2NRS Grace will be chatting live on-air across a variety of shifts. 

Liam Coffey

Liam is an on-air/podcast presenter and producer with previous experience, including a Certificate IV and Diploma of Screen and Media with a focus on radio. He was also a contributor for Off-Campus Radio and a volunteer for FBI Radio. His ambition started when he was a child after hearing the incredible talent of Kyle & Jackie O and Hamish & Andy: after graduating high school, he wanted to give it his all. Liam has been awarded the Selwyn Speight Scholarship for Radio Excellence and will embark on an internship with ABC.

Megan Hui

Megan has had a passion for radio since she was a child when she’d re-record the 2SM intro over the top of old cassette tapes, it was this that sparked her love of radio broadcasting. Fast-forward to the present day, and Megan found herself landing a gig at regional radio station, C91.3FM in Promotions and Digital Content creation. Megan is super excited to create relatable content, bringing awareness to nationwide issues that matter.

Mel Maltby

Mel is a part of the AFTRS Graduate Diploma in Radio Part-Time Year 2 class. After beginning her career in radio by studying two radio broadcasting certificates at TAFE, landing a role on the street team for KIIS FM, and completing a three-month podcast internship, Mel thought it was time to hit the big league and enrol at AFTRS. She is excited to step out of her comfort zone during the 2NRS broadcast and immerse herself in the realm of news and on-air content.  

Natalie Agius

Natalie, fondly known as Nat, has worked in community radio for about 3 years at a station in Blacktown, SRW999. She loves music, gaming, movies, TV shows and all things pop culture. She is an Indigenous Darug and Wiradjuri woman on her mum’s side and Maltese on her dad’s side. She absolutely loves a yarn and cannot wait to bring 2NRS your way!  

Nathan Turner

Growing up in Wollongong, Nathan fell in love with the industry when he worked for i98fm’s ‘Street Fleet’ and has since grown to become more interested and involved in all things radio. Nathan has a sport-sensed mind and is passionate about football and rugby league on a local, national and international level. He aspires to work behind the mic in a commercial radio station and have a side hustle of sports commentary. He’s super keen on building his own show on 2NRS Morning’s during the second week.

Simon Beaton

Simon is a content creator with a passion for sharing the authentic stories of others through the power of audio. Alongside a love for playing guitar and extensive travels across North America, Simon has a past background as a high school English teacher in Perth and the Tiwi Islands. Prior to teaching, he produced and presented a current affairs program at his community radio station back in Perth. At 2NRS he’s here to spread stories of regional Australia with curiosity and authenticity.