Today we welcomed Penny Terry (Marshall) to Tamar Sunrise.
Penny is the statewide Afternoons Presenter on ABC.
Just like a lot of rural or regional Australians, Penny was born listening to ABC radio.
Growing up on a farm in the Fingal Valley, Penny's not scared of a cold frosty morning, is comfortable yelling at machinery and can throw a fleece (although she won't comment on how it lands).
After attending the local primary school, Penny moved to the big smoke of Launceston and spent her school days running round a hockey field, in the art room or trying to win downball at recess.
With school done, she ventured across the Strait to the bright lights of Melbourne where she revelled in the university lifestyle, earned some pocket money playing the guitar and singing in pubs and managed to graduate from RMIT University with a degree in Media.
Penny began her career in Melbourne working in creative advertising. Before long she'd saved enough for a ticket overseas where she wandered for a couple of years and found a temporary home on a Greek island, but the Tasmanian lifestyle eventually called her home.
After doing the rounds of the ABC in Tasmania, where she filed stories for the news room and produced local radio programs, Penny found herself in Tropical North Queensland as a rural reporter. Following a few fights with an air conditioner Penny cut her losses with the tropical weather and moved back to home.
After three years presenting the breakfast program for ABC Northern Tasmania, Penny's finally turned off the alarm and swapped the cold frost mornings for a spot on your wireless in the afternoon.
Penny's looking forward to being out on the road and discovering the stories of the everyday people who make Tasmania such a wonderful place to live.
Penny had her worst haircut in Turkey, likes 90s music a little too much and maintains there's nothing better than fresh flathead for breakfast at the beach.
Penny's stories were fabulous and we wish her all the best in her mission to entertain and inform our afternoons, well into the future.
Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise