Jessica Rowe

Biography: 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 15 years. Jessica 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, Jessica 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
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 15 years.

Jessica 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, Jessica 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, Jessica is a patron of the Mental Health Council of Australia, is on the board of the suicide prevention organisation LifeForce, and is a spokesperson for beyondblue and the Garvan Institute.

Jessica is married to 60 Minutes reporter Peter Overton and loves to spend time with family and friends.
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