Kylie Gillies endeared herself to the audience at the Glen Innes Business Awards last Friday evening with her witty banter and professional attitude.
And like many of the Glen Innes locals, the former Tamworth girl dressed to impress.
The Channel Seven personality was the guest emcee for the awards ceremony, which were presented at the Glen Innes Ex-Services Club in front of a packed audience of almost 400 people.
Kylie, who was born and bred in Tamworth and spent 10 years working as a journalist in the region, said it felt like coming home after she flew into Armidale and travelled to Glen Innes for the awards night.
"I spent the formative years of my career in New England and I love Glen Innes,” she said.
Before the awards night got underway, Kylie mingled with locals at the club and met with award sponsors, posing for photographs with many of them.
Prior to joining Seven, and long before she was co-hosting The Morning Show with Larry Emdur, Kylie worked as a reporter, producer and newsreader for Prime Television in Tamworth.
Married to former Northern Daily Leader editor, Tony Gillies, Kylie became the face of network’s local news during her 10-year association with Prime before leaving in 1995 to join Channel Seven.
The Glen Innes Business Awards were organised by the Glen Innes Examiner and the big winner on the night was Glen Industries, which collected three awards. The not-for-profit business provides employment and training for people with a disability.
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