Johanna Griggs has hosted Australia’s number one lifestyle show, Better Homes and Gardens, for the past 10 years. Joh joined Channel Seven in 1993 and is now one of the network’s most iconic faces, having worked on Seven’s Summer of Tennis, Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, Seven Weekend News, Sydney Weekender, Auction Squad, the Olympics and House Rules.
Before her successful television career, Joh represented Australia in swimming, winning bronze at the Auckland Commonwealth Games in 1990, and silver at the 1991 World Championships.
Joh is a board member for Beyond Blue and works closely with the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, McGrath Foundation and House with No Steps.
Supporting her local region in the NRL, Johanna is a true-blue Manly Sea Eagles supporter. The AFL’s Sydney Swans also have her barracking in the stands of the SCG.
Dr. Harry Cooper
Born and raised in Sydney, Dr Harry Cooper graduated with second-class honours from Sydney University’s Faculty of Veterinary Science in December 1965 aged 21.
Dr Harry’s media career began in breakfast TV before joining Don Burke on his long-running Nine Network TV series, Burke’s Backyard.
Dr Harry moved to Channel Seven in 1993 to helm his first series, Talk To The Animals. In 1997, he returned to his veterinary rooms to film the new series Harry’s Practice that ran for six years. Dr Harry joined the team of Better Homes and Gardens in 2004 and has been providing pet information and advice to viewers ever since.
Dr Harry was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) honour for his services to veterinary science and animal welfare as part of the Queen’s Birthday 2014 honours.
On Channel Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens, Tara Dennis shares her interior style and design secrets, showing viewers how to transform their homes for less.
She began working on television researching and co-coordinating decorating and design stories for various television programs. In 1998, Tara scored her first on-air role withChanging Rooms. Shortly after, she became a regular presenter on several television shows including Our House and Burke’s Backyard.
In addition to her television work, Tara also has her own Homewares Collection, she engages in private and corporate design commissions and works extensively as a photographic stylist and colour consultant. Tara can also be seen regularly at industry exhibitions and events, conducting public demonstrations and stage talks.
On top of her demanding work schedule, Tara also supports the Women and Children’s research team at Nepean Hospital in a range of activities and initiatives.
Adam Dovile might be new to a television career, but he has a wealth of building expertise garnered from operating his own successful construction company for the past seven years.
After winning season 2 of House Rules with wife Lisa last year, Adam joined the crew onBetter Homes and Gardens in 2015 as the new resident builder. With so much good fortune coming their way, Adam and Lisa decided to give back and joined the charity Habitat for Humanity, building houses for struggling families in Nepal.
Adam is a Collingwood football tragic and thanks to Lisa he has discovered the joys of being a dog owner to their cavoodle, Buckley. “I never thought I’d own a dog but the little bugger has won my heart.”
Demi Harman is known for her role as Sasha Bezmel on Home and Away before joining lifestyle juggernaut Better Homes and Gardens.
The show is the perfect outlet for Demi to unleash her artistic flair. She established DemRock, a brand that emulates her unique style. Her trademark handbag - that she designs and hand manufactures out of recycled vinyl records - continues to have strong sales growth.
Demi has a love of Japanese arts and culture and after graduating Year 12, she undertook additional studies at the University of Queensland to further her knowledge of Japanese arts.
In 2012, Demi was nominated for a Logie for Most Popular New Female Talent. Demi is an avid ambassador for Project Rockit - an Australian youth driven movement against bullying.
'Fast' Ed Halmagyi
'Fast' Ed Halmagyi is one of Australia’s best-loved TV chefs and food authors. For over a decade, Ed has appeared on television and radio, in newspapers, magazines and books.
Ed made the decision to leave law school to pursue a career in cooking and never looked back. He now has more than 20 years’ experience cooking in some of the world’s best restaurants, both in Australia and overseas.
By chance, Ed made his TV debut on Sydney Weekender and impressed producers so much they recommended he audition for Better Homes and Gardens. On the show, Ed is known for transforming elegant restaurant cuisine into recipes that anyone can prepare at home.
Ed has authored a number of cookbooks and also operates a catering company. He does significant charity work with Bear Cottage. And he’s also a faithful Sydney Swans supporter.
Jason Hodges studied Landscape Horticulture and Construction at the respected Ryde Tafe (and actually ended up teaching the course there later in life).
In 1990, he started his own landscaping business, Greenart Gardens, which is now a substantial landscape operation in Sydney.
Jason began his television career on Burke’s Backyard before becoming the resident landscaper on Auction Squad for four years before joining Better Homes and Gardens.
Jason is a four-time Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) Gold medallist and in 2012, he made his Show Garden debut at London’s prestigious Chelsea Flower Show.
Melbourne chef, restaurateur and food writer Karen Martini has been cooking professionally for more than 20 years. She trained at top restaurant Tansy’s in the early 1990s and has headed restaurant kitchens including the iconic Melbourne Wine Room, white-hot Icebergs Dining Room in Sydney and her current artisan pizza restaurant Mr Wolf.
Her kitchen career has been balanced by media commitments, cookbooks, charity dinners and much-loved recipe columns. She is a presenter on Channel Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens and a judge on the network’s top rating competition program, My Kitchen Rules.
A passionate ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Research, Karen aims to build the awareness of the silent killer that is often misdiagnosed.
Away from work, Karen finds relaxation watching crime shows and flower arranging.
Radio broadcaster and television gardening presenter, Graham Ross, has educated, entertained and inspired Australia’s gardening community and aspiring green thumbs during a career that has spanned more than 50 years.
He is the fourth Australian to receive the prestigious Gold Veitch Memorial Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society in London and in 2013 he was granted an Honorary Fellowship of London’s Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Guild.
Graham’s media career first began in 1978 with ABC TV. He has broadcast the three hourGarden Clinic show every Saturday and Sunday on Sydney’s 2GB since, and has co-authored many major gardening publications and was Garden Editor for the Sun newspaper and later the Telegraph Mirror.
Graham has appeared on Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens since 1995, presenting over 700 episodes.