Youve probably guessed that Gill is not from New Zealand, and you'd be right. Born and educated in the UK, she started out working as a medical journalist.
It was in this role, that she first came to New Zealand, working for a company called Adis International. After five years of reporting on drugs and diseases, she returned to the UK to undergo training with the BBC.
Her first job for the organisation was as a radio presenter/reporter in Nottingham. This only lasted a few months before being taken on as a presenter and health correspondent for regional television in Cambridge.
From there, she got the job as the national health correspondent for BBC news based in London. During this time Gill reported on several major events such as the initial outbreaks of avian flu, and the world's first face transplant.
She was also part of the team awarded a BAFTA for reporting on the London bombings, doing live crosses about the many injured being brought in to Londons hospitals.
But with a Kiwi husband and two children, her days in London were clearly numbered.
They returned to New Zealand in 2006 and Gill took up a job with
Close Up early the next year. She now enjoys a much wider brief,
though you may have noticed the odd health-related story creeping
in here and there.