Kimberlee Downs is the 1 NEWS Australia Correspondent based in Sydney
She was previously a sports reporter based in Auckland.
Kimberlee has worked in the Auckland newsroom since 2009, including stints on the Assignments Desk, as an online producer, a junior reporter for general news and producer for TVNZ7.
She joined the Breakfast team as a producer/reporter at the end of 2011 before taking on the sports reporting job in mid-2012.
Kimberlee was born and raised in Taranaki and represented the region in age-group level hockey for several years. She graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Journalism.
She has a keen interest in most sports, but her particular focus currently is netball, basketball and multi-sport.