Jessica Rowe AM

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Jessica Rowe AM

Jessica Rowe is an accomplished journalist, television presenter and three-time best selling author. Jessica’s credits include co-hosting Studio 10, Weekend Sunrise and The Today Show. She was also the news presenter on Network Ten’s First at Five for 10 years.

As a published author, Jessica has written The Best of Times, The Worst of Times, Love. Wisdom. Motherhood., and her 2015 memoir Is This My Beautiful Life?

A self confessed ‘crap housewife’, Jess has gathered a strong and loyal following with her #craphousewife movement, uniting and celebrating other mothers who, like Jess, sometimes feel like they are not the perfect mother, wife or cook. With humour and honesty, Jess shares her amusing misadventures on

Jess has teamed up with her best friend and TV icon, Denise Drysdale, for a new weekly podcast titled One Fat Lady and One Thin Lady. Recorded live at Jess’ dining room table, Jess and Denise compare their very personal, hilarious and candid tales of family, work, relationships and all the bits in between that we call ‘life.’

Jess is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness, having herself experienced post natal depression. Jess is an ambassador for beyondblue and a patron of Mental Health Australia. In 2015 Jess was honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia for her mental health advocacy work and her contribution to Australian media.

Jess is married to Nine News Sydney presenter and 60 Minutes reporter Peter Overton and together they have two daughters, Allegra and Giselle.


Be Brave and Bold – A Motivational Business Keynote
In this new motivational business keynote address by Jessica Rowe AM, Jessica shares lessons learned throughout her career and working life. Jessica has overcome many trials and tribulations and values the importance of being brave, being bold and taking risks.

The Best of Times and The Worst of Times – A Mental Health & Wellbeing Keynote

In this new mental health and wellbeing keynote by Jessica Rowe AM. One in five Australians will have some type of mental illness in their lives, and Jessica herself struggled with postnatal depression. Jessica shares her story and the power in being vulnerable and seeking help.


Be Bold & Brave – A Motivational Business Keynote by Jessica Rowe AM
The Best of Time and The Worst of Times: A Mental Health and Wellbeing Keynote by Jessica Rowe AM


Jessica Rowe AM is set to release her fourth book, Diary of a Crap Housewife, published by Allen & Unwin.

In this fabulous, funny, down-to-earth book, Diary of a Crap Housewife, Jess writes honestly about her talent (or lack thereof) for cooking, about what’s really important when it comes to mothering and family, and about her many and varied views, musings and commonsense advice on other #craphousewife matters.

“My book is all about being gentle on yourself. We put way too much pressure on ourselves to be perfect in all parts of our lives. That’s impossible – and no fun! It’s my rallying cry to women that you are good enough,” said Jess.

“She’s honest. She’s disorganised. And she’s got a heart of gold.”
Samantha Armytage

“Warning: This ain’t no recipe book! But Jess’s real, raw and often roaringly funny tales will nourish your soul. You’ll devour it! And ask for seconds!”
Sarah Harris

“Since knowing this woman she has enriched my life. And if you read her book your life will be enriched with honesty and love too!”
Denise Drysdale



“Jessica was wonderful at the event and received rave reviews. her approachability, passion, and her honesty make her one of the best performers I have ever seen.”
Claire Wooton, Mother Conference

“Jessica was an absolute pleasure. She was professional, fun, and relaxed, which is exactly what we were hoping for. The feedback from the event has been fantastic.”
Brittanie MacFarlane, Chiswick

“Jessica was a beautiful asset to the panel. We’ve had such wonderful feedback about her.”
Samantha Conway