Jessica Rowe

Jessica Rowe

Jessica Rowe, daughter (left) and Peter Overton

Born in Sydney, Jessica attended Sydney Girls High before going on to complete a communications degree at Charles Sturt University.

After graduating in 1993, she began working as a receptionist at Nine's Wide World of Sports program and has become one of Australia's best-known television journalists over the past 14 years.

Rowe has worked as a news reporter and weather presenter for Prime TV Canberra as well as a reporter for Channel Nine in Melbourne. Most recently she was co-presenter of the 5.00pm news bulletin for Network Ten in Sydney.

In 2003, Rowe completed a masters degree in international studies at the University of Sydney and in 2005 published her first book The Best of Times, the Worst of Times, co-written with her mother Penelope.

The book details the Rowe family's journey with bipolar disorder and is in its third reprint. In addition, Rowe is an occasional columnist for the Sunday Telegraph, and has written features for the newspaper's Sunday Magazine.

A passionate advocate for greater understanding of mental health issues, Rowe is a patron of the Mental Health Council of Australia, is on the board of the suicide prevention organisation LifeForce, and is spokesperson for beyondblue and the Garvan Institute.

Jessica Rowe is married to 60 Minutes reporter Peter Overton and loves to spend time with family and friends. (Credit: Network Nine Australia).

News 2006

Media Man Australia thanks Jessica Rowe and Richard Wilkins for mentioning Hottest On TV on the 11th January 2006

Congratulations Jessica and Peter Overton on the upcoming birth of your baby

Sarah Murdoch will replace Jessica Rowe on 'Today' whilst she is on leave to spend time with family


Richard Wilkins

Network Nine


The Garvan Institute

Social and Community Entrepreneurs


Network Nine

Network Nine 'Today'

Hottest On TV

Media Man Australia congratulates Jessica Rowe on the fantastic social and community awareness work that Jessica and her family have done for such worthy causes as raising awareness on matters such as mental illness.

Media Man Australia does not represent Jessica Rowe