Christi Malthouse grew up in a famous football household, as the eldest daughter of Mick and Nanette Malthouse. She combined her university studies and newspaper work with a start in television journalism in Perth. After a stint with Channel Seven she joined Network Ten's newsroom as a sports journalist, which eventually led to a national role as AFL boundary-rider. Christi left Ten in 2010 for Channel Nine's Weekend Today Show, which coincided with the Collingwood premiership her father coached. Today she is part of Nine's Sunday Footy Show team. Christi married Dean Casamento in 2007 and together they have two children, Zac and Lillia. The love of her family is a driving force to balancing motherhood and career.