A versatile and enduring personality, Livinia Nixon has confirmed her position as one of Australia’s most popular talents, developing her skills over twelve years in front of the camera.
A resume packed with experience, Livinia has traveled the globe as a host for Nine’s Things To Try Before You Die; produced and presented the travel show Postcards; reported on a multitude of popular programs including Getaway, The Shaun Micallef Show and The TODAY SHOW; co-hosted a breakfast radio program with Ed Phillips on Mix FM, has done fill-in stints with Dave Hughes on NOVA and FOX FM; hosted Carols by Candlelight, the Logies Red Carpet Arrivals and has spent the last seven years with Nine News. Also, for the past four years Livinia has also co-hosted the hugely popular show, Temptation, and most recently featured in the blockbuster return of “Hey Hey its Saturday - the Reunion” to our TV screens on the Nine Network, reuniting all the original cast members for two live specials.
Starting her TV career on The Comedy Channel with Glenn Robbins and Marty Sheargold, in 1997 she left Foxtel to join Channel Nine as host of the children’s program Plucka’s Place –a role that allowed her time to complete a Bachelor of Arts and Commerce, majoring in Marketing and Chinese.
After finishing her university degree and gaining such invaluable on-air training, Livinia moved into the co-host seat on the iconic Hey Hey, It’s Saturday program – where she performed a weekly segment in front of a live audience and travelled to Los Angeles and New York to interview international celebrities for the show. From Jamie Lee Curtis to Martin Sheen, Brooke Shields to Adam Sandler and many more, Livinia gave audiences interesting and gripping interviews. It was during this time that Livinia also completed a three year stint on MIX- FM, doing a daily breakfast show with Ed Phillips followed by the drive time shift.
Livinia showed her versatility in front and behind the camera when presenting and producing travel segments on Nine’s tourism show Postcards, which she ultimately hosted for a period of time in 2000. Her popularity in Victoria grew quickly, which led to hosting the series That’s Melbourne; the TV Special, Melbourne – Secrets of the City, and in 2001, was invited to host the legendary Carols by Candlelight concert.
Joining the Melbourne Nine News team in 2002 as the part-time weather presenter, Livinia was soon appointed the full-time weather presenter in early 2004, a role she has kept to date. Also in 2004, she completed her Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (horticulture) at Melbourne University and landed her first feature film role playing Celeste Sky, a television presenter in Comedian Jimeoin’s feature film, The Extra.
2005 saw Livinia join the popular travel show, Getaway, however soon after she was appointed co-host of the popular Channel Nine show Temptation with Ed Phillips, she had to relinquish that role. Most recently, Livinia has fronted the PR campaign “The City of Melbourne” and is
currently the face of national retail giant, DFO. Livinia is a highly sought after MC and Host for corporate and media events.
As an ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and World Vision, Livinia has travelled to parts of Thailand with World Vision helping to re-build lives after the devastating tsunami in December 2004.
Worldly and a keen traveler, she has studied Italian, lived in Japan and backpacked throughout America and Europe. Her role as a travel presenter has given her the opportunity to play with lion cubs in South Africa, swim with dolphins in New Zealand and climb inside the famed
Egyptian pyramids. Livinia is a keen supporter of the Richmond Football Club, enjoys yoga, golf, snow skiing, water skiing and general health and fitness. She lives with her husband in Melbourne.