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Indira Naidoo’s television broadcast career has spanned more than two decades. She has anchored and reported for some of the country’s most distinguished news and current affair programmes including the ABC’s Late Edition nightly news and SBS TV’s award-winning World News Tonight.
More recently Indira has turned her journalistic experience to the issues of food security, environment and sustainability.
Indira has worked as a media manager and spokesperson for consumer advocacy group CHOICE and as a Geneva-based sustainability communications consultant with the United Nations’ trade development arm – The International Trade Centre.
In 2009 she was selected from 2000 applicants to be trained by former US President Al Gore as a climate change presenter.
Her recent best-selling book The Edible Balcony documents her adventures growing fruitand vegetables on her inner-city balcony and then preparing them into delicious recipes. Her garden and recipes have featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and Network Ten’s ‘The Living Room’. Indira was also a contestant on the inaugural episode of Celebrity MasterChef.
Indira writes the hugely popular food and gardening blog Saucy Onion (www.saucyonion.blogspot.com) and is a regular contributor to The SydneyMorning Herald’s Good Food section.
Indira is an ambassador for the homeless crisis centre the Wayside Chapel and conducts weekly gardening classes on its rooftop vegetable garden for its homeless visitors. Passionate about growing food in the city Indira will be taking a study tour in September 2013 to visit the rooftop farms of New York City.
In 2012 she won the lifestyle category of the InStyle Magazine awards for her food activism work.
She is currently the sustainability curator of the Australian Garden Show Sydney.
Indira is married to television director Mark FitzGerald and lives in Sydney.