Garry Youngberry is one of the most familiar faces on our TV screens – but giving us the latest on the weather in our region and state is just one of his passions.
Sport and the environment also figure highly on the biography of the Nine News Queensland weeknight weather presenter.
Garry has been in the role since 2009 working alongside main news presenters Andrew Lofthouse and Melissa Downes.
He is often seen broadcasting from the Nine News Mt Coo-tha studios and more often from locations and events around the greater Brisbane region.
Starting as a beach and surf reporter for NXFM and KOFM in Newcastle, Garry has combined his love of sport and weather in print, radio and TV.
According to the biography with Channel Nine, he was then media supervisor for Perisher Blue Ski Resort (now known as Perisher Ski Resort) in the Snowy Mountains for seven years.
In 2000, Garry moved to Foxtel’s Weather Channel and then became evening news weather presenter for regional station NBN Television.
By that time, he was already a published author having produced The Weather Book to help educate people about the weather and environment in this country.
The Nine biography says this was followed-up with presentations across New South Wales to local primary schools and community service organisations.
There were also talks to fire rescue teams based in the Hunter region of NSW.
Sport has always been a prominent part of Garry’s life. In fact, he is described in the bio as a “self-confessed surf, snow and weather junkie”.
At the age of 14 he started racing go-karts and went on to win state junior and senior championships.
Garry also proved equally successful on the water, learning how to surf and competing in state titles as a member of the Newcastle Catherine Hill Surf Club.
From water to snow and the competitive edge also led him to boardercross and giant slalom tournaments
Garry has also become part of the Moreton Bay Business and Innovation Awards presentation night.
Just outside the Eatons Hill Hotel Grand Ballroom, he has interviewed all the winners, moments after collecting their awards on stage for the past few years including in 2022.
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