Portrait of Wendy Harmer

Wendy Harmer

Wendy Harmer is one of Australia’s most versatile entertainers – broadcaster, author, journalist and stage performer – and is the editor-in-chief of The Hoopla, a daily online news and magazine website. She was a contestant in Celebrity Masterchef in 2009.

As a stand-up comedian she performed her one-woman shows at the Melbourne, Edinburgh, Montreal and Glasgow Mayfest Comedy Festivals, in London’s West End and the Sydney Theatre Company. Wendy enjoyed huge popularity leading Sydney radio station 2Day FM’s top-rating breakfastshow for 11 years. She has hosted, written and appeared in a variety of TV shows including ABC TV’s The Big Gig.

A former political journalist, Wendy is the author of eight books for adults, including her bestselling novel Farewell My Ovaries, Love and Punishment and Nagging for Beginners, a how-to guide for women. Her latest novel Friends Like These was published in April 2011.

Wendy still works as a radio broadcaster for the ABC. She has been a columnist for the Good Weekend, the Sunday Telegraph and many magazines.