Anne Wills OAM is a much loved Australian TV and radio personality. This amazing woman has won 19 ‘Most Popular State Personality Logies’, and one as producer of Clapperboard. Making her a record holder of the most logies won by a person, in the history of the awards!
Willsy was spotted by Channel 9 Executives during the 1964 Telethon Quest. She was offered the job of Weather Girl on NWS9 which began in July, 1965. By 1967 she was appearing with Ernie Sigley on “Adelaide Tonight” twice a week. This was a very successful partnership which lasted until December 1973. During Willsy’s time on the show, she was first female in S.A. to host Adelaide Tonight, when Sigley was overseas.
TV Appearances Include:
- Celebrity Squares
- Beauty and the Beast
- Graham Kennedy’s In Melbourne Tonight
- The Bert Newton Show
- Good Morning Australia
In 1974, she co-hosted ‘The Penthouse Club’ on ADS7 with Bob Francis. She won one of her 19 logies for this show. After the show was cancelled she went back to NWS9 to do daytime hosting for a few years before moving onto the movie scene. In 1980 she started a movie show on Channel 9 called “Clapperboard”. This show won her 2 of her Logies; ‘Most Popular Show in SA’ and ‘Most Popular Female’.
Anne Wills then went to Channel 10 Adelaide in 1981. “Clapperboard’ became “Movie Scene” on Channel 10, which ran for a successful 17 years. As part of her commitment to the show she is a guest at the Academy Awards ceremony in L.A. every year. Therefore has rubbed shoulders with just about every major film star in the Industry.
In 1984 she again went back to being the weather girl on Channel 10, which in 1989 changed call signals and became Channel 7. She stayed their weather presenter right through until the end of 1997. During this time she also co-hosted a new morning show, “A.M Adelaide”, which was highly successful in 1992.
After this she moved onto S.A.’s Channel 9 to present their movie programme called “Close Up With Willsy” in 1999. But after a year, she decided to go back “home”, to host and present A.M Adelaide again on Channel 7 Adelaide.
Bringing you into 2018, Anne has certainly had a great year this year. Being awarded her OAM, (order of Australia) for Service to Broadcast Media. A very well-deserved award we say! Anne Wills currently works for Vegas Promotions as a ‘very popular’ trivia host at two of our venue’s every week! Also, appearing at requested events by our customers as an MC/Compere.