Jennifer Hansen   Curriculum Vitae

TV Newsreader, Writer, Radio Presenter, Journalist, Public Speaker, MC, Actor, Business owner/manager


Jennifer became best known to television audiences as the co-host of Channel Ten’s Melbourne evening news bulletin at 5pm on weeknights, alongside Mal Walden. Performing this role for ten years, Jennifer and Mal became the longest serving news duo in Australia’s television history, maintaining strong ratings and winning widespread support among viewers.

After studying the Professional Writing and Editing course at RMIT, Jennifer has completed her first novel and film script.

Personal Details Married with two children
 Education Completed Victorian HSC, Firbank Grammar School 1982
  Bachelor of Arts Degree, Melbourne University
Majors – English Literature, Criminology
1983 – 1985
Employment History
Media       Columnist for Herald Sun writing ‘The Other Half’ weekly feature 2010 – July 2011
  Newsreader for AusNet, the ABC’s satellite news service 2008 – 2009
  Prime-time Newsreader for Channel Ten News 1996 – 2006
  TV journalist for Channel Ten News 1985 – 2006
  Print journalist for Hospitality Magazine, Sunday Observer, Southern Cross newspaper 1983 – 1985
  Columnist for the Herald Sun, writing ‘Tales of a Modern Woman’, for seven months. 2001


Played role of arts journalist in the Foxtel TV series, Conspiracy 365 2011
  Cameo role in Australian horror movie “Prey”, 2009
  Lead role in stage play “Chasing Pegasus” at Gasworks Theatre 2007
  Newsreader roles in TV series “Prisoner”, Neighbours”, and movie “Boytown” 1987, 1995, 2001, 2006
  Amateur productions, including “Sweeney Todd the Barber” played lead female, Johanna 1981


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