Jessica Rowe's passion for news and current affairs has seen her become one of Australia's best-known TV presenters. She is admired by viewers for her warm, down-to-earth manner and infectious laugh. Jessica is a co-host on Network Ten's new morning chat show Studio 10, alongside Ita Buttrose, Sarah Harris and Joe Hildebrand. Her role on Studio 10 marks Jessica's return to Network Ten, after completing a ten-year stint as presenter on First At Five eight years ago.
Prior to returning to Network Ten, Jessica was a news anchor on Seven Network's Weekend Sunrise and co-host of The Today Show on the Nine Network. Jessica is a regular columnist for Fairfax's Sunday Life magazine and Vogue Australia. She has also put on her dancing shoes as a contestant on Dancing With The Stars in 2007 and has appeared on Can Of Worms.
Aside from news and current affairs, Jessica has made an indelible mark on Australian society with her advocacy work for mental health. She is a patron of the Mental Health Council of Australia and Mum4Mum. She is an ambassador for beyondblue, Camp Kookaburra and Welcome To Australia (an organisation assisting refugee families in Australia). She is a board member of the George Gregan Foundation, a member of the IVF Australia Ethics Committee and is involved with the Exodus Foundation and Community Brave (a campaign supporting bullied youths). On Australia Day 2015, Jessica received an Order of Australia for her work in mental health advocacy.
In August 2015, Jessica released her insightful and inspiring memoir Is This My Beautiful Life? (Allen and Unwin). She book she co-authored her mother, Penelope Rowe, titled The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times, is an account of their family’s experience living with Penelope’s bipolar disorder. Her second book, the bestselling Love, Wisdom, Motherhood, reveals the struggles, joys and heartache of motherhood through the accounts of eleven women.
Jessica began her journalism career in 1993. She graduated from Charles Sturt University with a degree in Communications and has also studied at Sydney University, completing a Masters of International Studies. She is married to Nine News newsreader and 60 Minutes reporter Peter Overton. Together, they have two beautiful daughters, Allegra and Giselle, aged eight and six.
Client Comments for Jessica Rowe
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- Jessie was very personable and gave a heartfelt talk about her experiences which made her perfect for our audience for International Women's Day. Our audience loved her.
- Jessica was a late replacement and as such probably hadn't had too much opportunity to prepare. Her performance as MC was outstanding, she was on the ball from the start and clearly found some very interesting topics were being discussed. Her level of enthusiasm around the conference meant she was constantly engaging the speakers in a real way and challenging those who needed to be challenged.
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Topic SynopsesIs This My Beautiful Life?
In this presentation, Jessica shares insights that go beyond her memoir, Is This My Beautiful Life? (Allen & Unwin). Jessica shares her and her family's struggles with mental health issues, and the highs and lows she's experienced throughout her professional career. For all her accomplishments and success, Jessica has had her share of setbacks, many of which of have played out in the public eye. She has finally come to learn that there is no such thing as the perfect mother, the perfect wife or the perfect career woman, and that we simply cannot have, or do, it all. Jessica asks her audience to go easy on themselves, to accept life's imperfections and cherish our moments of joy.