"How can you abstain from Dry July? What a great opportunity to help yourself and others at the same time. I'll drink to that….in August….."
Chris Bath was born and raised in Sydney's west, growing up in South Wentworthville.
She has been working as a journalist and news reporter/anchor since 1988.
Chris began her career at Sydney's Radio 2UE after completing a Communications degree at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst.
In 1989, she jagged her first television news job at Prime TV, Albury. She worked there for two years reporting on everything from Angus cattle and their stud potential to tragic accidents on the Hume, to bushfires that put Albury's outskirts in serious danger. She'd file three stories a day and read the news at night.
In 1991, Chris headed to Newcastle and took on a similar newsreading/reporting role at NBN Television for almost five years.
She reluctantly left Newcastle for Channel Seven, Sydney in 1996, just so she wouldn't get to 50 and wonder "What if?" 16 years later, she's still there.
At Seven, Chris has had many roles, reading every bulletin the network has on offer, reporting for Witness and now anchoring Seven's top rating public affairs program, Sunday Night.
She's the live anchor for the Network's rolling coverage when news breaks, from floods to earthquakes, mine disasters and bushfires, even Royal weddings. It's a job that's taken her around the world, interviewing Presidents and Prime Ministers and also tangoing to ACDC under a mirror ball on Seven's "Dancing With The Stars".
Chris says she loves her job but her most challenging and rewarding role has been motherhood. Her son Darcy is now 11 but she suspects he has been at least 22 since birth.