Blue skies and extended family lure Natalia Cooper to Perth

In the east, Cooper first started in Nine’s newsroom before moving on to Today then as a full-time weather presenter by the end of 2016.

The role took her across the country and the world, from Fiji and America to the UK and to the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but it was the spiritual calm of Uluru in the center Australian red which Cooper says is the one thing she would recommend the most for people to experiment with.

Nine reporter Natalia Cooper is back in her hometown of Perth.

Cooper’s return through the Nullabor will see her take on both reporting and presentation duties, as well as reuniting with former colleagues like New Perth News Weeknight newsreader Michael Thomson who worked with her when the station, now in the CBD on St Georges Terrace, was based in Tuart Hill.

Thomson said Cooper was straight out of college but was natural on camera.

“She got started in the weather role early in her career and she handled it so well,” he said.

“For weeks she would spend hours in the studio rehearsing. She has spent a tremendous amount of time getting a presentation technique, which is so important. You knew she was going to be successful.

Natalia Cooper, Karl Stefanovic and Georgie Gardner on set today.

Natalia Cooper, Karl Stefanovic and Georgie Gardner on set today.

“She was talented, but she was also motivated.

“[I’m] can’t wait to find her where it all began. Although Channel Nine is now at the top of the terrace … far from those old Tuart Hill studios.

The enthusiasm for the job did not abate for Cooper who said that every day in the news industry brings a new challenge and a new story.

“The news is exciting, it’s just that feeling you get when a great story breaks out, and you go on air and you tell people this important information,” she said.

“There is nothing like it, and you have the privilege of meeting so many great people who are happening in your everyday life. “

Outside of the bright lights of Sydney, Cooper said she has no regrets about the heights she has achieved nationally during her career and that ultimately the job she does is the same, no matter where she went.

“There’s something in the Perth sky, just a crystal blue and I don’t think there’s a place quite like that,” she said.

Nine Entertainment Co is the owner of Today.

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