Writer•Presenter • YOGi
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If I was to describe myself in three words it would be tall, nosy and cheerful. I'm an Australian freelance writer, presenter and yoga + pilates teacher with some wide stanced moves on the d-floor and a weakness for a cracking cab sav. I'm currently based in Wanaka, New Zealand. It's tough, but someone has to do it.
I'm a freelance writer. I write for magazines, websites, communication companies, brands and people who have a story to tell. I write about everything; from feature articles to transportive travel experiences to traipsing lifestyle pieces with heart. I go where there's joy and grief and urgency and passion. I tell ripping yarns not because I can, but because I have to.
As a trained journalist, I've worked across a myriad of platforms, including broadcast, print and digital, plus the odd snapchat. I'm so sorry. The vodka made me do it.
I'm fascinated with human potential and the path to greatness and love personal development, transformative travel, booty bands, acai bowls (even if I can't pronounce them. Oh, the yogi shame) sustainable fashion, low-tox beauty and falling asleep to Stephen Fry podcasts. If I could reincarnate as a voice, surely it would have to be his.
I was raised on horseback in the Aussie bush amid a rabble of sisters. It was an unusual childhood, spent on the sidelines of polo matches around the world, following my kiwi dad's career as a professional polo player. We split our time between the UK, France, New Zealand and Australia, growing up a little bit hooligan and a whole lot happy. The wanderlust bug then bit hard and my travel reporting has taken me to some wild and woolly places; from galloping a mustang across the salty plains of Nevada and tripping along a gastronomic tour of Santa Barbara to facing my mortality in the Italian Alps.
I also teach yoga and pilates with a focus on mind-body awareness and connection to breath.
Emily Herbert (BA Media Communication & Journalism) has worked in print and broadcast as a reporter and presenter, with experience in live crosses, breaking news, production, voice overs, script writing and story sourcing. She has written a plethora of superbly (her words) crafted articles for a number of glossies, including travel, feature and lifestyle pieces. She writes a tidy press release and has a dynamic and distinctive writing style. She has extensive guest speaking experience and as a Master (Mistress?) of Ceremonies, which she does quite well when she's not tripping over her heels. She is very bad at accents, maths and has a penchant for inviting a lot of people to dinner before forgetting she can't really cook.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Emily Herbert is a professional and passionate news journalist trained across digital, print and broadcast platforms.
A gifted storyteller with a sharp analytical mind and strong contacts she is comfortable covering social, consumer, agricultural and political issues.
An asset to any newsroom Emily thrives under pressure and has experience producing and presenting breaking news, including live coverage of natural disasters and emergencies.
A popular and highly sought after master of ceremonies, Emily is a creative thinker capable of communicating with a wide range of target audiences and will add a touch of class to any conference or event.
— Elspeth Rixon, PRIME7 News Chief of staff