TV Reporter Nathan Templeton Has Died Aged 44

Nathan Templeton Dead: The TV reporter has sadly passed away aged 44.
Credit: @nathantemp7/Instagram

TV reporter Nathan Templeton has sadly died aged 44. 

The Australian journalist was a reporter for Seven’s Sunrise and he also covered a range of sports, including being a poolside reporter at the Olympic games.

He worked for Seven Network for over 12 years, however, he had not been on-air since late 2022 – he worked in a behind-the-scenes role throughout 2023 and 2024, as per The Sun.

But sadly, it has now been announced that Templeton has passed away.

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Lewis Martin, the Managing Director of Seven Melbourne and Network Head of Sport, paid tribute to Templeton – describing his shock death as leaving everyone at Seven ‘profoundly saddened’.

He said in a statement (via Metro): “Nathan was a respected journalist whose passion for storytelling was evident in all his years reporting for Sunrise, 7NEWS and multiple Olympic Games.

“He was based out of Seven’s Melbourne headquarters but was well known and much-loved right across the network, and through his work on Sunrise and major sporting events, right around Australia.

“Our deepest condolences go out to his family, loved ones and especially his two young sons, during this difficult time.”

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TV journalist Nathan Templeton has sadly died aged 44. Credit: @nathantemp7/Instagram

People – including former co-workers – have also taken to social media to pay their respects to Templeton.

Jude Bolton – a former Australian rules football player and someone who worked with the journalist at Seven – posts on X (formerly known as Twitter): “Saddened to hear the sudden passing of Nathan Templeton. Thoughts go out to all family, to the Seven crew and his close friends. ”

Channel 9 sports reporter Corey Norris adds: “So saddened to hear the passing of Nathan Templeton. Brilliant broadcaster, even better bloke”.

Stephen Quartermain, a sports host for Network 10, says: “Hard to comprehend Nathan Templeton is gone. So young, vibrant, talented and cheeky. That’s how I’ll remember him. Vale and rest in peace.”

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Nathan Templeton worked as a poolside reporter at the Olympics. Credit: @nathantemp7/Instagram

Templeton would often share images on social media, with his most recent post showing his family taking part in an Easter egg hunt.

“Favourite morning of the year,” he captioned the image.

Since the devastating news of Templeton’s passing, his fans have flooded the post with tributes.

“Condolences to your beautiful family,” one writes.

Another adds: “Such incredibly sad news, thinking of all of his friends and family at this difficult time.”

Nathan Templeton's sons.
Tributes are pouring in on Nathan Templeton’s final social media post. Credit: @nathantemp7/Instagram

The TV journalist was reportedly found dead near Barwon River in Geelong earlier this week after suffering an undisclosed medical episode, according to

It is believed that he was walking his dog at the time.

Police have said in a statement: “Emergency services were called to a park in Newtown about 2.30pm (on Tuesday) where the man was located deceased.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage.”

Templeton is survived by his two young sons and his wife Kate.

Rest in peace.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.