Co-host of the Seven Network's top rating Dancing With The Stars and entertainment reporter for Today Tonight, Sonia Kruger is one of Australia's most popular television personalities.
A versatile performer, Sonia Kruger is an accomplished actress, dancer, entertainer and reporter. She first graced our screens as the adventurous live-cross weather presenter for Seven's news and information program 11AM. Her role developed quickly to encompass reporting of entertainment and lifestyle stories. Sonia remained with the program for two years before moving on to Today Tonight.
Sonia Kruger has been entertaining audiences since the tender age of four, when she began her dancing career in Brisbane. Her talent as one of the country's foremost dancers saw Sonia Kruger land the coveted role of 'Tina Sparkle' in the hugely successful Baz Luhrmann directed Australian movie, Strictly Ballroom. On set, Kruger took on the role as dance coach for cast members. Her instructing skills have also been utilised by NIDA where Sonia taught for more than four years.
Kruger continued to remain in the public eye after Strictly Ballroom; on television as well as in theatre. She was a huge hit as a reporter on Channel Nine's revamped kids show, Wonder World and made several appearances in ABC-TV's Three Men and A Baby Grand.
Sonia Kruger accumulated many highlights from her time on 11AM, including interviews with Garbage, Matchbox 20 and Geri Halliwell. She's danced with Irish Riverdance sensation Michael Flatley and the Flamenco troupe in Paco Pena. Today Tonight has provided similar experiences for Sonia, most notably interviews with Hollywood's A List including Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis, Mike Myers, Jackie Chan, Robert Redford, Billy Connolly, Michael Caine, Kevin Costner, Sandra Bullock, Glenn Close, Jodie Foster, Kate Hudson, Beyonce Knowles and Aussie pop sensation Kylie Minogue. This year, Sonia Kruger continued to score exclusive A-list interviews with international celebrities, including music legend Madonna.
Sonia Kruger has also hosted several prime time network specials including Surprise Wedding and John Farnham - The Last Time. She has also reported stories as a special guest reporter for The Great Outdoors and has just returned from Beijing as part of Channel Seven's Olympic games coverage. Sonia Kruger and Dancing With The Stars judge Todd McKenney can be heard mornings on MIX FM's breakfast program in Sydney.