Sally Pearson OAM has announced she is pregnant with her second child.

The 35-year-old Olympic athlete revealed their new addition to their family will arrive in August, joining Sally and her husband Kieran, along with their daughter Ruby.

Along with the news of her family expanding, Sally is taking on a new role at the 7News Gold Coast desk to present sport alongside Amanda Abate and Steve Titmus.

“I have loved my time working with Amanda, Steve and the 7News Gold Coast team in various guest roles and I am excited to make this role a permanent one,” Sally said.

“As a proud Gold Coast local, I look forward to delivering the best local sporting news to our viewers.”

“What better way to kick things off than with some headline-making news of my own! Kieran and I are absolutely thrilled to be bringing another little one into the world, as is Ruby, who is already taking the ‘big sister’ role very seriously.”

Sally gave birth to Ruby in 2020, after an incredible 16-year sporting career that saw her win a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Undoubtedly one of Australia’s greatest Olympians and the fourth fastest hurdler in history, Sally was later awarded the Order of Australia Medal for her contribution to sport.

In the wake of her big news, Director 7News Brisbane and Gold Coast, Neil Warren, said, “Firstly, a big congratulations to Sally on her baby announcement. What wonderful news. Sally will be a great addition to our strong Gold Coast team, joining Amanda Abate, Steve Titmus and Paul Burt on the local news at 5.30pm.”

“I’ve got great confidence in Sally, who displayed unbreakable drive and determination as an Olympian, and she’s already showing those same characteristics with us.”

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