Bernadine began her broadcasting career in children's television in Christchurch before moving to Auckland to specialise in sports journalism. She is perhaps most well-known from her time as a weekend One News and Newstalk ZB presenter.
Bernadine's other interests include her charity work as an ambassador for the Child Cancer Foundation. She combined her passion for travel and media when she appeared on the television show Intrepid Journeys exploring Croatia.
Bernadine has two daughters.