Catriona Rowntree is well-known as the presenter of the Nine Network's Getaway program. She studied journalism after working as a researcher with Business Review Weekly, 2GB and Prime Television. In 1991 she moved to FM radio as a newsreader and music and lifestyle program host, first in community radio and then with the ABC youth FM radio station, Triple J, for which she presented until 1996.
In 1992, Catriona was hired as a researcher for the Nine Network's series Wonder World!, graduating to the position of reporter the following year and host in 1994. In that same year, whilst still working at Triple J, she also became host of the network's children's live entertainment show, Whats Up Doc? Catriona went on to become the show's writer/producer.
In 1996 the Nine Network created the position of reporter for Catriona on Getaway, a travel series offering young people an interesting perspective on the world's fun travel destinations. Since then Catriona has become a household name not only for her stimulating and informative Getaway reports from around the globe but also for her appearances in Nine's special telecasts and live broadcasts and as fill-in host for Australia's Funniest Home Videos.