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Sunrise host, Natalie Barr, reveals rejection letter from Channel 7

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Sunrise host Natalie Barr recently took a trip to her mother’s home in Western Australia where she found a pile of rejection letters, including a rejection letter from Channel 7. 

The young journalist applied for a job at the Perth Channel 7 newsroom but received a response that there were no suitable jobs for her when she was just 19 years old.

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Natalie read out the rejection letter which said, “Dear Natalie, Thank you for your application. Currently there are no suitable positions vacant here at Seven National News. However I have placed your name on file should something arise in the near future.”

After reading out the letter she said, “keep trying kids, that’s the lesson here”.

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After reading out the letter she said, “keep trying kids, that’s the lesson here”. (Credit: Seven)

Natalie continued, “There was a pile of them, basically every television network, radio station and newspaper in the entire state of Western Australia rejected me, (although) I shouldn’t be saying that”.

Her co-host David Koch said, “what a great lesson”. 

Nat started working at Channel 7 in 2008 and was announced as Sunrise co-host in March 2021. 

Natalie’s mother Julie still lives in the family home where Nat grew up in Bunbury. She also discovered wedding photos and a pile of documents and family mementos.   

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Kochie was very pleased when Natalie was announced as co-host and shared his thoughts in a statement.

 “Nat has been there every step of the way as we’ve evolved Sunrise over the past 18 years.

“Our viewers know Nat is way more than just a newsreader. For years she has always stepped up as a co-host, filling in for Sam and I, and spent much of last year leading our coverage of the COVID pandemic,” he said.

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