SBS Sports Host Niav Owens And Her Husband Michael Leonard Have A Happy Married Life

Niav Owens’ spouse, Michael Leonard, has been associated with SBS Sports Host since around 2013 and currently serves as the Head of Investor Relations at Mama Financial Group.

The couple, together for a considerable time, shared a memorable photo on Instagram in 2013. Both attended a public university in Australia, located an hour’s drive from Callaghan to Sydney. Michael, an Economics graduate from Maguire College, and Niav, who pursued a dual degree in journalism and law at the University of Newcastle, have been married for a decade.

A role model for aspiring female journalists, Niav Owens completed a year-long internship with ABC television, gaining valuable experience in her pursuit of becoming a sports broadcaster. She joined SBS television AU as a reporter for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Michael Leonard, a New South Wales native and an Economics graduate from Macquarie University, has been in a relationship with Niav Owens for a decade. Currently, he holds the position of Director of Investor Relations at Mama Financial Group since July 2020, previously serving as the Head of Investor Relations at Evans Dixon from January 2019. His LinkedIn profile also highlights his tenure with AMP as a Senior Institutional Investor Relations Manager from 2015 to 2018.

The couple, married for undisclosed years, has a happy family with their six-year-old daughter, Cara. While Niav often shares insights into their relationship through images on social media, Michael remains inactive on the platform.

The couple enjoys attending sports events together, captured in a photo supporting the Waratahs rugby team on July 29, 2014. Additionally, they took a short vacation to Mt. Wellington and Cape Bruny in October of the same year. The couple’s shared experiences also include cheering for the Wallabies, Australia’s national rugby union team, on October 10, 2015.

Niav and Michael’s daughter, Cara, is now six years old, having been welcomed into the world on October 10, 2015. Owens shared a photo of her two-week-old baby on May 11, expressing the joy of her newborn. On October 15, 2016, Owens took her daughter to her first live sports event. A few days before Christmas, she posted a photo of her husband and daughter, with a hashtag indicating her husband wearing a Tottenham Hotspur shirt.

In one of her Instagram posts, their one-year-old daughter was seen proudly sporting a Newcastle Knights jersey, and many of Owens’ followers commented on how adorable she looked in the outfit.

Niav Owens, along with her husband, actively supports charitable causes, particularly fundraising for brain cancer research. On October 28, 2017, the couple attended the Andrew Olle lecture, contributing to funds for brain cancer research at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney). Additionally, on March 10, 2018, the couple and their teams participated in the Bicycle Ride for Brain Cancer, raising over $165k.

According to her Instagram post, the group rode 240 kilometers from Sydney to the Hunter Valley on March 8 and 9, collecting funds to establish the world’s largest brain cancer biobank.

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