Naomi hosts the combined New South Wales-Victorian edition of the Seven Network's current affairs program Today Tonight.
She was born in California, USA, in August 1963, before she moved to Australia as a three-year-old. Much of her childhood
was spent living between Australia and England. As a teenager, Naomi developed an interest in photojournalism after seeing
an inspiring documentary about the life of an Australian cameraman. After two years doing a Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne's
LaTrobe University, she left to pursue her passion for photojournalism. For the following two years, she worked as an assistant
to several respected photojournalists and was a copywriter for a leading advertising agency
Naomi later left Australia for a working holiday in London. Then, writing took over and Naomi began work as a journalist
and editorial assistant for a major magazine publishing group in the UK. After almost three years, she returned to Australia,
and in 1989, Naomi became the assistant editor and features writer for Personal Success magazine. Naomi turned to television
when she joined Seven News as a general news reporter in June 1990, and just three weeks later was asked by the network
to present the news on Steve Vizard's Tonight Live.
For the next few years, she regularly presented Seven News weekend editions and weeknight late news bulletins, reported
for Real Life, and hosted summer editions. In 1995 Naomi spend time in the USA before returning to Melbourne,
and in 1996 she fronted Our Victoria, which was a state-based travel program. She later co-hosted Seven's News At
Five with Peter Ford before taking the reins as host of Victoria's Today Tonight in 1997.