Portrait of Indira Naidoo

Indira Naidoo

Indira Naidoo is one of Australia’s most popular broadcasters. During her 25-year award-winning journalistic career, Ms Naidoo has hosted and reported for some of the country’s most distinguished news and current affair programs.

She achieved national prominence as the host of the ABC’s Late Edition nightly news and as an anchor and reporter for SBS TV’s award-winning late night news service the World News Tonight.

Ms Naidoo developed a cult following for her less serious appearances on the McFeast show, Roy and HG’s Club Buggery, Good News Week, and the Glasshouse. Indira was also a contestant on the inaugural episode of Celebrity MasterChef.

In recent years Indira’s interest has shifted to global environment and sustainability issues.

She has been the media manager for consumer advocacy group CHOICE and was a Geneva-based sustainability consultant with the United Nations’ trade development arm – the International Trade Centre.

In 2009 she was selected from 2000 applicants to be trained by former US President Al Gore as a climate change presenter.

Her first book, the best-selling The Edible Balcony about growing food in small spaces has been launched in London, Hong Kong and New York and she lectures internationally on food sustainability issues.

Indira is also an ambassador for Sydney’s homeless crisis centre the Wayside Chapel and conducts weekly gardening classes on its rooftop vegetable garden for its homeless visitors.

Indira is married to television director Mark FitzGerald and lives in Sydney.