Media, Hosts/MC's, Motivational, Business
Jessica Rowe’s passion for news and current affairs has seen her become one of Australia’s best-known television presenters and admired by viewers with her warm, down-to-earth manner and infectious smile.
She began her television career in 1993 and has since held various prominent positions within Australian television, including a decade as a co-anchor for Network Ten’s “First At Five News”.
She has also co-hosted the Nine Network’s “The Today Show” alongside Karl Stefanovic, and now currently works as part of the Seven Network’s news-reading team, where she can be seen on both “Sunrise” and “Weekend Sunrise”.
In 2007 she enjoyed swapping her news-presenting duties for dancing shoes; appearing on season nine of Seven’s “Dancing with the Stars”.
Aside from news and current affairs, another of Jessica’s passions is her advocacy work for mental health organizations. She is a patron for the “Mental Health Council of Australia”, an ambassador for “Beyond Blue” and a patron of its work on postnatal depression, a board member of the “George Gregan Foundation”, and also a member of the “IVF Australia Ethics Committee”.
As well as all this, Jessica is a published author. She has co-authored a book with her mother, Penelope Rowe, titled “The Best of Times, The Worst of Times”, an account of their family’s experience living with Penelope’s bipolar disorder. Her second book, “Love, Wisdom, Motherhood”, reveals the struggles, the joys, and the heartache of motherhood through the accounts of eleven women.
Jessica has a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Communications from Charles Sturt University, and a Masters of International Studies from Sydney University.
In her personal life, Jessica is married to “60 Minutes” reporter Peter Overton and they have two beautiful daughters, Allegra and Giselle.