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Getaway - Meet the team

Grab the best seat in the house and get set to explore the world with the Getaway team. Getaway is Australia's longest-running and most popular holiday and travel program. The show has been on air since 1992 and has attracted consistently high ratings since day one. Check out the Getaway presenters in this gallery, and read more about them below.




The presenters

Catriona Rowntree
After leaving school in 1989 Catriona went on to complete a Diploma in Journalism. She has been a news researcher and newsreader and in 1992 she was one of the 8,000 applicants to apply for a reporter's job on Wonderworld. She began as a researcher, went on to become a reporter and in 1994 became the host of the show. At the same time she was a presenter on Radio Triple J and host of What's Up Doc which meant each week she was working out of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. In 1996 Catriona joined the Getaway team as a reporter.

In pics: Catriona.



Jason Dundas
Jason was born in Western Sydney and attended Jamison High School before commencing a graphic arts degree at the University of Western Sydney. In 2002 he heard about a VJ search that MTV was running and decided to put his newly learnt television editing skills to use, compiling an audition tape that would catch the attention of MTV producers. During his time at MTV Jason co-hosted the channel's flagship daily show, Total Request Live(TRL) and more recently could be seen on Full Tank – MTV's answer to Getaway. Jason joined the Getaway team for the 2007 season. Since then, he's won the prestigious title of Cleo Bachelor of the Year, and he continues to DJ regularly.

In pics: Jason.



Natalie Gruzlewski
Natalie has become one of Queensland's most popular faces since joining Channel Nine Queensland in 1999. Growing up on the Gold Coast, Gruzlewski first came to Channel Nine's attention through her role as host of Prime Television's Surf TV. Establishing herself quickly as a professional and respected presenter, she soon acquired a national identity as Lady Luck on The Footy Show. She's now well known for Getaway and her other presenting role on the hugely popular Farmer Wants a Wife. Apart from her obvious love of the beach, Natalie Gruzlewski enjoys spending time with family and friends, yoga, kickboxing and weekends away.

Jules Lund
Jules Lund has a big passion for life. By the the age of 24, he had already hosted his own weekly Melbourne radio show on Fox FM, travelled the globe hosting the Extreme Games for an international audience, been the subject of a six-part series on his adventures through Brazil, Malaysia, USA, Spain and has co-hosted the Channel Nine music show, So Fresh. Straight out of school in 1996, Jules studied graphic design for 18 months before becoming closely involved with the Reach Foundation through a camp for suicidal teenagers. He has since worked with more than 80,000 teenagers through the Reach Foundation, facilitating programs for teenagers ranging from school students to kids in detention centres and the intellectually disabled.

In pics: Jules.



Dermott Brereton
Dermott played 189 games for Hawthorn (1982-92), seven games for Sydney (1994) and 15 games for Collingwood (1994).At Hawthorn, he played in eight Grand Finals including premiership sides in 1983, 1988, 1989 and 1991. He won Hawthorn's best and fairest in 1985 and represented Victoria nine times. Dermott joined Channel Nine as a regular on In Melbourne Today in 1989. In 1992 he teamed up with Simon O'Donnell and Sam Newman for a football segment on Wide World Of Sports. Dermott joined Channel Nine's Getaway in 2007 and is now a regular reporter, travelling the world, on the award-winning series.

Kelly Landry
Melbourne model Kelly Landry joined the Nine Network in May 2008 as co-host of a revamped version of the popular game show, Wheel of Fortune. She has since joined the Getaway team and has already covered some amazing holiday destinations both here in Australia and around the world.

Formerly a travel reporter on Coxy's Big Break on Channel Seven, Landry also gained presenting experience on Sunrise, as well as regular hosting stints for the Tuesday and Saturday Lotto draw.

After graduating from high school, Landry moved to Melbourne to study PR and marketing at university. She received her Bachelor of Business, majoring in public relations, in 2001 before modelling around the globe for the next few years in Japan, Germany, New Zealand, Milan, Switzerland, London and around Asia.

Throughout her travels, the former catwalk model always considered Melbourne home, maintaining "it's one of the best cities in the world".

A self-confessed action junkie, Kelly relishes every opportunity to try something new, from rock climbing to sky-diving to outback adventures (to name a few).



Sophie Monk
Even though she now lives in Los Angeles, Sophie Monk still calls Australia home. In 2010 she joined Getaway as a special guest presenter, bringing her own brand of feistiness to the show.

The former Marilyn Monroe impersonator from Warner Bros Movie World on the Gold Coast first caught our attention in 1999 when she won a role in Australian pop group Bardot on TV's Popstars. The group had one number one hit, "Poison", and a string of top 20 songs up until they split in 2002.

Sophie embarked on a solo music career before moving to Hollywood to pursue an acting career. She has since appeared in movies including Date Movie and Click, as well as the television series Entourage. She's a regular on radio's 2DayFM, and of course, Getaway.

In pics: Sophie.

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Jennifer Hawkins
Popular TV personality and supermodel Jennifer Hawkins has come a long way since winning the Miss Universe beauty contest in 2004. She is one of Australia's most recognisable faces thanks to her role as the face of department store Myer, and her various television roles on The Great Outdoors and Make Me a Supermodel (as a presenter) and Dancing With The Stars (as a contestant). Jennifer Hawkins launched her own swimwear range, Cozi, in 2007. In 2011, Getaway welcomed Jennifer Hawkins to the team.

Kate Ceberano
One of Australia's favourite singers, Kate Ceberano brings to Getaway 25 years of on-the-road experience touring and performing across the world. The ARIA and Logie Award-winner first burst onto the Australian music scene with funk-pop band I'm Talking in the mid-1980s, spawning hit singles like "Trust Me" and "Lead the Way". In 1987, Kate released her first solo album, and in the coming years found huge success with hit songs like "Bedroom Eyes", "Everything's Alright" (from her time in the stage musical Jesus Christ Superstar) and "Pash".

Kate has appeared on television shows including Dancing With The Stars, It Takes Two and Who Do You Think You Are?. She continues to produce popular albums across soul, pop and jazz backgrounds.

Giaan Rooney
Giaan Rooney is one of Australia's swimming greats. Her many achievements include winning a gold medal in the Athens Olympics in 2004, two silver medals in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and being the captain of the 2006 Commonwealth Games Australian team. Giaan retired from swimming in 2006, and has since brought her presenting skills to What's Good For You, Today and Getaway, as well as having a go at figure skating on Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice.