Shelly Horton

Shelly Horton

Leading Lifestyle & News Commentator
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About Shelly

“When it comes to keynote addresses Shelly’s happy to spill the beans and give behind the scenes accounts of some of the world’s biggest celebrities. She’s interviewed everyone from Tom Cruise and ...”

Known for fronting up to uncomfortable conversations and never sitting on the fence, Shelly’s opinion can be heard nationally a number of times each week with regular segments on Channel 9’s Today , Today Extra and Weekend Today . She has previously appeared on Channel 7’s Sunrise , The Morning Show , The Daily Edition and Weekend Sunrise ; and was host of Mamamia TV, creating, researching and producing inspiring video content in the areas of health, women and celebrity.

She is the co-creator and co-host of the wildly popular and controversial health web series Things You Can’t Talk About On TV with Dr Ginni Mansberg and recently formed her own video production company, ShellShocked Media, producing and presenting editorial and branded content for a broad range of clients.

She’s been the co-host of healthyMEtv , the Editor-at-Large of the entertainment section S in the Sun Herald , National Editor of Life&Style for smh.com.au and health reporter on ABC TV’s George Negus Tonight .

She was the South Pacific correspondent for the most watched entertainment program in the world… Entertainment Tonight , has hosted her own TV show in the UK called What’s On In London ; worked as a newsreader on Triple J, a producer on A Current A and a crime reporter on ABC Radio.

Through all of these varied roles, she’s learned how to deliver the content audiences want to hear and does so through her incredible humour and disarming honesty. She’s wonderfully real and authentic and prides herself on being honest even on topics most shy away from. She’s passionate about womens’ issues and health and is a renowned and trusted voice in the area of pop culture and entertainment.

Her background in live TV means she’s super comfortable in front of a crowd, always entertaining and able to think on her feet. She’s been the MC and hosted Q&A sessions for large events such as movie premieres for more than1000 people to champagne lunches of 100 or beauty breakfasts of just 40.

When it comes to keynote addresses Shelly’s happy to spill the beans and give behind the scenes accounts of some of the world’s biggest celebrities. She’s interviewed everyone from Tom Cruise and Kim Kardashian to the Dalai Lama.

Shelly is available for all types of media and PR opportunities, TV and radio presenting, event MCing, keynotes, video content creation and media training.

What people say about Shelly

Shelly is a wonderful host, speaker and entertainer. We have not only used Shelly as part of our ongoing videos encouraging support for young people against anti-bullying, but also to host our film premiere event which sold out. Shelly came in prepared, kept the crowd laughing and when required, moved us emotionally. A true asset to any event.

– Rami Mandow, The Community Brave Foundation

I absolutely love working with Shelly – not only is she a hoot to work with, she brings with her so much fun, warmth and energy to our stage. If you’re looking for a professional MC with flare – Shelly is your woman!

– Samantha Conway, Events Manager, Business Chicks

Shelly Horton hosted the Newspaper of the Year Awards for the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers’ Association (PANPA) in Sydney. She was outstanding in every respect. Her preparation for the evening was thorough and while on stage, Shelly was confident, creating fabulous rapport with the audience of editors and journalists. Any event organiser using Shelly will have an intelligent and gorgeous host who will make sure their evening is a fabulous success.

– Mark Hollands, Newspaper Publishers’ Association

From the moment she stepped up to the mic, Shelly has the audience eating from the palm of her hand. She brought the razzle dazzle we needed to kick things off and set the tone for a special night. After the film she chaired a panel discussion with some of the world’s leading experts in mind body medicine without batting an eyelid and making the whole discussion informative yet fun at the same time. I don’t know anyone else who could have pulled that off like Shelly.

– Shannon Harvey, Director, The Connection

Shelly co-hosted the Piper Heidsieck Champagne Lunch with me as part of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. She was well prepared and entertaining. We ran a fun game which involved audience participation and she spent time chatting to guests to make them feel special. There were lots of laughs. We immediately booked her for the event next year.

– Darren Jahn, Robert Oatley Vineyards

We loved having Shelly host our MWN Opinionator Events in 2015. Not only did she understand client’s needs and objectives and that every event was unique, she took the time to really get to know the brands and clients we were working with. Shelly spent many hours carefully crafting scripts and ensuring clients felt they really owned the event. She also engaged our readers and really made them feel as though they were part of something unique, intimate and special.

– Michelle Thomas, Head of Activations and Branded Content, Mamamia Women's Network

Shelly recently MC’d a Tourism WA launch event we held in Sydney and did a brilliant job for us. She was extremely professional to deal with and it was evident from the lines she delivered on the day that she’d spent time getting to know our product so she could speak authentically about it. Her friendly and entertaining presenting style lifted the event and we couldn’t have been happier with the result.

– Sarah Turnbull, Destination & Events PR Executive, Tourism Western Australia

If you want conservative, inside-the-lines, and predictable, then Shelly is not your woman. If you want the consummate professional with an edge and a quick wit who can deliver lots of fun and engagement in spades, then hire Shelly. We adore working with her and look forward to many more opportunities to do so in the future!

– Emma Isaacs, Founder/Global CEO Business Chick

Shelly was our MC for our Melbourne Cup lunch at CHISWICK and was an impressive host. Shelly is a true professional and is able to manage any room with confidence and style. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her.

– Matt Moran, Celebrity Chef