Verity James has been one of Perth’s leading television and radio presenters for the past 25 years.
Verity commenced her career as a TV news presenter for ABC Canberra and fulfilled this role for ten years before moving to Perth.
Once in Perth Verity joined ABC Radio and quickly became the host of her own daily afternoon program on ABC 720 which she presented for eight years. She also hosted numerous other TV and radio productions for the ABC.
Verity also has a strong interest in cooking and food preparation and spent three years as restaurant reviewer for The West Australian, and is now a contributor to Western Australia’s only specialist food publication – Spice Magazine. As part of her role as restaurant reviewer for The West Australian she travelled to numerous interstate food festivals and also reviewed restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne. She also ran her own fresh produce business specialising in W.A. products for five years. Verity has also hosted numerous celebrity chef evenings with leading chefs such as Gabriel Gate and Kylie Kwong.
Verity was also a panelist on ‘Can We Help’ a national ABC TV show which aired at 6.30p.m. on Friday evenings during 2007, and was also the inaugural Ambassador for Australian Red Cross and sits on the board of various Western Australian charities.
Verity is an extremely polished, articulate and professional master of ceremonies who has hosted numerous government and corporate events including Sir David Brand Tourism Awards, Royal Australian Institute of Architects Awards (W.A.), Sheraton Hotel Wine Industry Awards, Property Council of Australia Awards, National Heart Foundation Ball, Visitor Servicing Association Conference, Elder Abuse Conference and Breakfast Forum, and Tourism Australia Regional Convention, WA Government Risk Management Conference.