In 1988, half-way through the last year of her three-year course, she was offered a job at Sydney AM radio station 2UE as a cadet reporter and newsreader.
Her second job came a year later, after a friend encouraged her to apply for a job with a regional television station in Albury.
From 12 December 2005, Bath anchored Seven's Sydney 6pm weeknight news bulletin until the end of 2005.
She then returned to the morning news on Wednesday to Friday and did the Sydney weekend news until mid January 2006.
In 1991, at 23, she joined Newcastle's NBN Television, where she stayed for the next five years as a reporter and host to the evening local news broadcast.
Originally she thought she was going there as just a reporter, but the newsreader resigned and they offered the vacant position to her.She moved to Albury-Wodonga, where she spent the next 20 months working at Prime Television station AMV-4 and spending her weekends in Melbourne.At AMV-4, she started reporting, was the weather presenter for a while, then finished off as the full-time newsreader.In 1996 until early 1997 she co-hosted the 6am news bulletin with Peter Ford (which later became .In August, she carried the Olympic Torch in Newcastle.The role eventually went to now former Ten News Sydney presenter, Jessica Rowe (who was also eventually replaced by Lisa Wilkinson less than 18 months later). Bath co-presents with former Nine Network presenter Mike Munro.Later in the year, the network confirmed that Bath would become the main anchor of its 6pm Sydney news each weeknight when Ian Ross retires.The court granted an injunction against her appearing on Seven before 1 February 1996.Before becoming presenter for Seven's Morning News, Bath has previously had numerous presenting roles with the network over the years.Not only was she accepted into the course, she also won a scholarship, and majored in politics.During her studies she was a broadcaster with the on-campus community radio station 2MCE-FM.