She studied part-time at the University of Queensland, majoring in journalism and Australian government. In 1991, she landed a job as a reporter with Seven News Brisbane and travelled the State covering numerous rounds including the environment, police, politics, medical news and education.
In 1996, Challenor was appointed solo weekend news presenter for Seven News Brisbane, and for many years, combined the presenting role with her week-day reporting role. Challenor held the weekend news position for 12 years and the bulletin consistently ranked in the top 10 most watched programs in Queensland.
In November 2006, it was announced that the Nine Network's Today news presenter Sharyn Ghidella would replace Challenor as the weekend newsreader of the 6pm news in Brisbane. Challenor was then offered the job of Senior Reporter by the Network, but declined the offer and resigned from the Network. She finished with Seven in February 2007. She is currently working as a public relations consultant, researcher and features writer.
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November 1991 - February 2007