Clint Stanaway joined the Melbourne bureau of National Nine News in 2005 as a general news reporter. Born in Melbourne, it was Stanaway's experience in GTV-9's news library while completing a Bachelor of Arts/Commerce degree at Deakin University that inspired him to pursue a career in journalism. During his time at Nine, Stanaway has covered many significant stories including the tragic Mildura hit and run where six young lives were lost, the dramatic rescue of the trapped Beaconsfield miners and, in 2006, joined the Nine Network's Commonwealth Games team, working throughout the telecast as a reporter.
More recently, Clint was selected as one of Cleo's 50 Most Eligible Bachelors, and has worked as a Presenter on 'Weekend Today'. He travelled to London in 2012, working as a Reporter in Nine's award winning Olympic team.
Stanaway is an avid motorsport fan who has reported on the best in the business, competitors beware when this sports aficionado lines up on the grid.
What do you enjoy most about your career?
Meeting incredible people and getting the chance to witness some thrilling sporting events. I grew up aspiring to be a Journalist - and getting to live that dream every day is awesome.
Tell us about your first car?
A 1982 Ford Laser. We nicknamed it "Oyst" because of its shocking oyster colour. I drove into a fence a couple of months after getting my P's, and spent the next year motoring around minus a front grill. I also drove with a coke bottle filled with water in the boot for those days little "Oyst" overheated.
ZoomZoom describes the ultimate feeling of freedom behind the wheel and driving exuberance. Tell us about your favourite ZoomZoom moment?
It actually came on 2 wheels - 2 laps of the Phillip Island GP circuit with Mick Doohan. I had white knuckles at the finish - an adrenalin rush like no other.
How do you think you’ll go in the Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge? What are you expectations?
I'd love to podium - mostly so I can partake in the champagne showers. Failing that, as long as I don't finish last - I'll be rapt.
Do you follow Formula One? What’s your favourite Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix or Formula One memory or experience?
I really enjoy watching Formula One. Mark Webber's maiden Aus GP drive for Minardi in 2002 was incredible. The first Aussie in his home GP since Brabham - nobody gave him a chance. But one by one, his rivals fell - and he finished in the points.