Sarah Marie Duffy
Duff, Duffy, Duffstar, Dufftis, Doofer, Duffer, Miss Duffy, Duff Beer, S Duff 7.
After finishing school at the end of 2001, for the next 8yrs, Sarah did what many people in her life call
'Chasing Snow Seasons.'
Sarah's love of the snow and snowboarding led her to move to Mount Buller, which she first started visiting on school snow camps back in high school. She worked as a Snowboard Instructor and Coach during the Australian winters and because of her love for snowboarding and passion for traveling, Sarah has had the chance to travel to and live in amazing countries like Canada, America, and New Zealand.
In 2009, Sarah embarked yet again on another season of Snowboard Instructing and Coaching at Mt Buller in Victoria’s snowfields. This year though, she would not only be teaching snowboarding and continue training future champions seven days a week but also found herself getting up at the crack of dawn to present the Radio and Website Snow Reports. While those planning a trip to the snowfields were packing their cars, Sarah was compiling and presenting the latest snow conditions on EDGE FM, 3NE, STAR FM and 3SR, as well as for the Mt Buller Website mtbuller.com.au. In addition to these roles, Sarah also presented the Channel 7 Mt Buller Snow Report for the Thursday Night News with David Brown shown across Victoria, throughout the season.
Once the 2009 snow season had come to an end, Sarah knew that a career in media was the path for her. With that in mind, Sarah completed a Graduate Diploma of Arts in Commercial Radio at Swinburne University in 2010. Sarah’s determination and media experience at Mt Buller in both TV and Radio helped to secure her first full-time radio gig in Horsham – a small country town in Victoria, before finishing her course. Mornings Announcer / Commercial Producer / VO Artist and Copy Writing were just some of the roles Sarah fulfilled for 3WM / MixxFM in Horsham.
Devastatingly, only six weeks after having moved her life from Melbourne to Horsham, Sarah was dealt the shocking news that had the potential to end her career, when doctors found a growth on the thyroid gland in her neck. After months of tests, no conclusive evidence was found to determine whether it was or was not cancer, leaving surgeons with no other option but to surgically remove it. Like any surgery, this was not without risk with the prospect of damage to her voice due to the proximity of the growth to her vocal cords. Thankfully it was benign and Sarah did not require any more treatment or surgery.
After a few weeks rest, Sarah returned to work and remained in Horsham for another month or so before being offered a position at the ACE Radio Networks Hub station in Traralgon, Victoria. Sarah saw this as a great opportunity to take some much needed time away from the mic and gain skills in an area that was relatively new to the ACE Radio Network who were soon to launch 13 websites - taking on the position of Network Online Content Coordinator and Digital Producer. After two years experience with the ACE Network, Sarah left in 2012 to study a Master’s in Media & Communications at Swinburne University Hawthorn as she wanted to gain more skills, training and experience with producing, film capture and editing, audio producing and editing, and journalism.
While studying for a year in Melbourne, Sarah worked at Triple M & Fox FM as part of the Promotions/Street Team and with ATN as a Traffic Reporter for Sunrise on Seven and all major radio stations around Melbourne, before setting off once again in 2013 moving to Canberra to take on the role of Executive Producer of the Rod & Biggzy Breakfast Show on Mix 106.3.
In January 2014, Sarah moved back to Melbourne and returned to our TV screens presenting the Sunrise on Seven and Seven News TV Traffic Reports. Along with her traffic reporting role, she also worked for Authentic Entertainment as an Online Digital Content & Entertainment Producer. With loving entertainment and pop-culture, Sarah has interviewed many stars on the red carpet during movie premieres for Yahoo7 including Hugo Weaving, Liam Hemsworth and Sarah Snook and produced and presented entertainment reports for the ACE Radio Network.
Sarah has gained skills in many areas, not just in radio and television but also in acting and has appeared in TV Commercials, TV Shows, Feature Films and Mini Series including; Knowing staring Nicholas Cage and the Pacific directed by Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks, is an established Voice-Over Artist for many clients and production studios around Australia, and is a fun and charismatic Master of Ceremonies.
She has MC/Hosted charity, sports, lifestyle, family days and corporate and social events, and is the Game Day MC for Essendon Football Club at the MCG and Etihad stadium live on the big screen for crowds averaging 30-80,000 people.
It's fair to say that Sarah not only has the talent for Presenting, Voice-Overs, Acting and MC/Hosting but also behind the scenes in the growing and always changing multimedia and producing world.
Sarah is a freelance Presenter, Producer, Voice-Over Artist, Actor and MC. For bookings head to the 'Contact' page.