Sunrise host Mark Beretta named Father of the Year for 2019

“I feel very out of my league”

Mark Beretta admits to feeling out of his league after being named the 2019 Father of the Year, reports News Corp’s Jonathon Moran.

With previous recipients including former Prime Minister John Howard, acclaimed artist Ken Done and scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, the Sunrise sports presenter said he was humbled by the honour.

Photo: Mark Beretta, wife Rachel and kids Ava and Dan for Stellar magazine Father’s Day issue to appear in The Sunday Telegraph. Picture: Mick Bruzzese

Photo: Mark Beretta, wife Rachel and kids Ava and Dan for Stellar magazine Father’s Day issue to appear in The Sunday Telegraph. Picture: Mick Bruzzese

“I feel very out of my league,” Beretta tells the latest issue of Stellar magazine, available in The Sunday Telegraph this weekend.
“I’d like to think I’m just a normal dad. But look, if it’s something that makes people think about the roles dads play, it’s a good thing.”

The annual Father of the Year title is handed out by The Shepherd Centre, a charity for deaf and hearing-impaired children.

Other previous recipients include Beretta’s fellow Sunrise staffer David Koch, entrepreneur Dick Smith, former NSW Premier Mike Baird, Governor General David Hurley and basketball great Andrew Gaze.

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