This Sporting Wife
About This Show
This Sporting Wife came about because Shannon and Fiona just can't get enough of sport it seems. Not satisfied in finding themselves married to sport through work (they're not actually married to sportspeople, just sport itself), they've decided to commit their spare time to it as well. But more than it being just a hobby, it was about bringing to everyone else some of the amazing stories and personalities they've heard and met throughout their time in the industry. So often these can go untold or overlooked because of space and time limitations, but This Sporting Wife is about sitting down to talk to people with incredible tales, who have touched the Australian sports landscape during their lives, and letting them tell their stories.
Most Recent Episode
Johanna Griggs – ‘Your missus is a truck driver’
5 days ago
Johanna Griggs (Better Homes and Gardens, House Rules) kindly allowed Shannon and Fiona into her house just before Christmas to talk about her swimming career in which she represented Australia in backstroke as a teenager and her transition into the media world. She’s continued to set records there - from her initial offers, to learning on the job in hosting the Aus Open coverage for 17 years, to being the first female to solo host a winter Olympic coverage at Torino in 2002. The girls get her to rattle off a few Australian Open favourite moments and she tells Shannon how she keeps track of all the house and lifestyle shows she’s done. On top of all that, Joh talks about the charities she’s a part of and talks about how her illness at the end of her swimming career made her a stronger person. PLUS! Joh tells the girls about her family and the support they’ve offered her, especially her kick-arse mum, and the epic planning that goes into the Griggs family Christmas day.