Network Ten newsreader Charmaine Dragun has been found dead today in Sydney. Ms Dragun’s body was reportedly found in Sydney’s The Gap around 4.00pm this afternoon.
Originally from Western Australia, Ms Dragun was a radio and television journalist in Perth before moving to the east to co-present Ten’s Perth news bulletin, which is based in Sydney. The 29-year-old also presented the Friday late night national news.
Police are investigating the incident but are treating the death as non-suspicious.
In a statement released earlier this evening, Ten chief Grant Blackley offered condolences on behalf of the network:
“We are all in a state of shock and sadness at this terrible news. Charmaine was a highly intelligent, vibrant and caring person, universally liked and admired by her colleagues.
“Our deepest sympathies go to her partner, Simon, and her family. We are doing what we can to support them and urge everyone to respect their privacy at this time.”