Jessica Rowe is one of Australia’s best known television presenters. She began her career almost 20 years ago and has held various positions including a decade as co-anchor of Network Ten’s First at Five News. She has also co-hosted the Today Show, worked as part of the Seven Network’s news reading team and is a regular contributor to the Sydney Daily Telegraph’s opinion page. She had even swapped her news presenting role for dancing shoes, appearing on Seven’s Dancing with the Stars.
Jessica is passionate about news and current affairs as well as her advocacy work for mental health organisations. She is an ambassador for beyondblue and patron of its work on postnatal depression. Jessica is on the board of the George Gregan Foundation and is a member of the IVF Australia Ethics Committee.
Jessica had co-authored a book with her mother, Penelope Rowe, called The Best of Times, The Worst of Times, an account of their family’s experience of living with Penelope’s bi-polar disorder. She is married to 60 minutes reporter Peter Overton and they have two daughters, Allegra and Giselle.