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He’s the busiest man in Adelaide, but somehow has time for everyone!

Say hello to Tom Rehn, or Rehnny as he’s affectionately known around town. Flick on FIVEaa or switch the telly onto Nine News and Rehnny will often pop up. On top of that, he’s a great husband, and doting dad and stepdad to three gorgeous boys. The juggle is real!

So, how does he fit it all in with such grace and humility? Let’s go straight to the horse’s mouth!

Talk us through a day in the life of Tom…

The alarm goes off at 4.30am and I hit snooze about five times before I get up. I head into FIVEaa, where I go through all the news and sports updates that have happened overnight for Sportswrap, before joining the FIVEaa Brekky Show to cover all the sport for them. And in between that, I squeeze in some live crosses to Karl and Sarah on The Today Show.

Then, there’s a small window for the gym and if time permits, I’ll race home for an arvo nap. Before I know it, the alarm goes off again and I’m back in hair and makeup at Channel Nine getting ready to deliver the sport for both the 5pm and 6pm bulletins.

And then of course, I’m here, there and everywhere filming hello SA — but I plan most of that for the weekends so my family can join me.

Where’s your favourite place to holiday in SA with Sara and the kids?

The boys absolutely love West Beach Parks and there’s always so much to do. It’s so close to home, which is handy if something urgent pops up at work… or if my little guy leaves his bathers at home!

What’s been a stand-out experience for you while filming hello SA?

hello SA has allowed me to explore places I’ve never been. I’m a bit embarrassed to say this, but my wife Sara and I had never been to Kangaroo Island until I got to film over there. So when we went, we went all out! We swam with dolphins, did the wildlife parks and glamped overlooking some of the world’s best beaches.

What’s left on your SA bucket list?

Maybe the new golf resort on KI, because the combination of KI and golf is simply irresistible to me. Shark diving and skydiving would also be a real rush!

We joke that you’re always eating on the show. Where are some of your favourite places to eat and drink in Adelaide?

I love the flavours of ShoSho on King William Road and you’ll often find me and my ten-year-old son Harry at Gaucho’s on Gouger Street — they have the best steaks in town!

Camping or five-star luxury?

I’m not a natural camper. Like Hayley and Lauren, I prefer the finer things in life. But I do love a cabin in a caravan park, so perhaps that’s the perfect compromise!



Hayley Pearson

Hayley Pearson

Co-Creator and Writer for Adelady, she still gets goosebumps that she’s combined her creative passion with sharing the best of her stunning home state.

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