Portrait of Lisa Forrest

Lisa Forrest

Lisa Forrest is a TV and radio broadcaster, actress and writer.

Lisa represented first Australia in swimming at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton in 1978 as a 14 year old. She returned at the 1980 Moscow Olympics and Brisbane in 1982, where she won two gold medals.

In 2000 Lisa Forrest released her first novel, Making The Most Of It which dealt with the problem of sporting celebrity, failure and self-esteem, friendships and relationships, eating disorders and drugs in sport. In 2008, Lisa published Boycott, the story behind Australia’s controversial involvement in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

With a history of commentating and media roles, Lisa currently hosts Qantas' award winning in-flight program A Current of Air and is working on a new novel for young adults with a working title Lip.