Giaan Rooney OAM
Having had an outstanding career in the pool and now media, Olympian
Giaan Rooney OAM has become a favourite household name. A popular Master of Ceremonies and speaker, Giaan is engaging and warming with audiences.
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Testimonials for Giaan Rooney OAM
Giaan Rooney is a pleasure to work with. She really engages with the crowd and attendees. She is well prepared and happy to mingle and go with the flow. Giaan brings a great energy and vibe, we loved having her back for the second year in a row as the MC for our Awards night.
Insurance Australia Group
We really could not be happier with Giaan and her ability to engage a very diverse crowd; extremely nice girl and received a number of glowing reports from both our VIP guests and the general public.
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Giaan Rooney OAM's Biography
Giaan Rooney’s memorable smile, natural beauty and ability to engage are almost trumped by her enormous energy for work. An adept speaker and presenter, Giaan is a person of enormous talent and professionalism.
As a former darling of Australian Swimming, Giaan holds medals at every level of competition, including an Olympic Gold. In 2006, Giaan retired from swimming to forge a successful career as an Australian TV presenter.
Giaan's high profile broadcast involvement with Channel 7 has included the Brisbane News team, 2018 Commonwealth Games, 2016 Rio Olympics, Australian Open coverage, commentator for the Australian Swimming Championships, and presenter on the House of Wellness
Giaan has previously spent years with Channel Nine where she was involved across a range of shows including a co-anchor of Wide World of Sports, presenting stories on Getaway, Postcards, the 2010 Winter Olympics, 2012 London Olympics, Nine’s Spring Racing Coverage and the Today Show weather.
Giaan is an Ambassador for CareSuper, Life Space Probiotics, Amazon Prime Video and PetStock National Adpotion Day. She is also an avid supporter of her chosen charities, the Nelune Foundation, Lort Smith Animal Hospital, Sony Foundation and Baby Give Back. Additionally, after a very successful launch, Giaan has released her fifth lifestyle clothing collection, GR by Giaan Rooney, in partnership with Harris Scarfe.
In 2021, Giaan relocated from the Gold Coast to her macadamia property in Northern NSW with her husband Sam, and two children Zander & Alexa.
- Ambassador for CareSuper, LifeSpace Probiotics, Harris Scarfe and PetStock National Adoption Day
- 2018 - Commonwealth Games Torch Relay bearer
- 2018 - Host of Channel 7's Gold Coast Commonwealth Games broadcast
- 2007 - Recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia
- 2006 - Captain of the Australian Swimming Team and Commonwealth Games silver medalist
- 2004 - Athens Olympic Gold medalist
- 2002 - Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist
- 2000 - Sydney Olympic Silver medalist
- 1998 - Commonwealth Gold medalist at the age of 15
Giaan has recently authored a children’s book ‘Lemon the Llama’,’ which features story themes around inclusiveness and celebrating our differences
As well as her television and community commitments, Giaan is busy on the speaking circuit where she is in demand as an MC and speaker.