NITV news presenter Natalie Ahmat won the Deadly Awards on September 25, receiving the 2012 Community Broadcaster of the Year accolade. Ahmat has over 12 years broadcast media experience, as a news presenter, reporter, documentary filmmaker, producer and radio broadcaster.
She has been the Presenter of NITV News since September 2008. In 2010, Ahmat took the role of Executive Producer of News and led the team to take the 15 minute bulletin to a half hour, a significant milestone in the NITV News journey.
In 2011, Ahmat, along with NITV News colleague Daniel Bourchier, was nominated in the Best Television News category in the United National Association of Australia Media Peace Awards, for their series of stories, “The New Intervention”.
A proud Australian Aboriginal of diverse family heritage, Ahmat is descended from the Mudburra people her paternal grandmother’s side from Wave Hill in the Northern Territory, as well as having some German ancestry, while on her grandfather’s side she is Torres Strait Islander (Mabuiag Island) and Malayan.
Ahmat has played an instrumental role in WITBN from the early days of NITV News contribution to WITBN’s news collaborative program Indigenous Insight, as well as to the Network’s most recent development of the news sharing platform, IPS News.
Meet Natalie Ahmat and the NITV News team at www.NITV.org.au.
For more information about the Deadly Awards, visit www.vibe.com.au/newsit.