Jessica Rowe Net Worth 2021, Age, Husband, Children, Height, Family, Parents, TV Shows

Jessica Rowe net worth

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Jessica Rowe is an Australian journalist, author and television presenter. She was the co-host of Studio 10 on Network Ten until March 2018 and is a Member of the Order of Australia for her mental health advocacy.

Early life

NameJessica Rowe
Net Worth$4 million
ProfessionJournalist, TV presenter
Age51 years
Jessica Rowe net worth 2021

Jessica June Rowe AM was born on June 22, 1970 (age 51 years) in Sydney, Australia. He attended Sydney Girls High School and Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, completing a Bachelor of Arts in 1993. During her studies, she was a broadcaster with on-campus community radio station 2MCE-FM. Rowe later graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master of International Studies degree in 2003.


Jessica Rowe started work at Channel Nine as a receptionist and later as a weather presenter for Prime7. In 1996 she began working as a news presenter for Channel Ten. She presented Ten Sydney’s Ten News at Five bulletins alongside Ron Wilson. Rowe finished her hosting duties at Network Ten in 2005.

Rowe published her first book; The Best of Times, The Worst of Times (Allen & Unwin), a recollection of her experiences of her mother’s battle with bipolar disorder in October 2005. The book was co-written by Rowe’s mother, Penelope Rowe.

She joined the Nine Network to host the Today breakfast show in 2006, alongside Karl Stefanovic, replacing Tracy Grimshaw. Network Ten pursued legal action over Rowe’s defection to the Nine Network, citing a clause within Network Ten’s contract that prevented her from working with a competing broadcaster until June 2006. The case was dismissed by the Supreme Court on 30 December 2005, allowing Rowe to debut on Today on 30 January 2006.

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Jessica Rowe arrival at Today was met with initial criticism including “on-air giggling, absence of serious journalistic credentials and lack of chemistry with co-host Karl Stefanovic”. Rowe was also criticised over an on-air gaffe involving Australian Brigadier Michael Slater, which revealed during a live cross that the interview from Dili, East Timor was being stage-managed when Rowe tried to use old looting and violence footage, even though Brigadier Slater told her it was a “couple of days old”.

During this time Nine Network CEO Eddie McGuire made a public statement in June 2006 stating the claims Rowe was to be “sacked” were part of “a malicious and unprecedented vilification campaign” This followed the sworn evidence in an affidavit from Nine Network’s former Head of News Mark Llewellyn that McGuire had threatened to “bone” Rowe during a meeting with executives.

On 6 May 2007, Rowe left the Nine Network due to “payment disputes” after her return from maternity leave. In 2007, Rowe returned to TV and joined the Seven Network as a news presenter for Seven News in Sydney. She was also announced as a cast member on the seventh series of Dancing with the Stars alongside Patti Newton and Mark Beretta. Rowe finished seventh place on the show.

Jessica Rowe joins Weekend Sunrise

Jessica Rowe was appointed news presenter on Weekend Sunrise replacing Sarah Cumming and Sharyn Ghidella in December 2010. She also held other presenting roles on the Seven Network until her departure from the network in 2013.

In 2011, Rowe published Love, Wisdom, Motherhood (Allen & Unwin), a collection of her interviews with other Australian mothers on their experiences with motherhood. The book included interviews with the likes of Quentin Bryce, Lisa McCune, Wendy Harmer and Tina Arena.

In April 2012, Jessica Rowe appeared as the narrator in the stage production of Side By Side By Sondheim at the Theatre Royal in Sydney as part of a gala concert featuring Ruthie Henshall. The gala was held to support White Ribbon Australia, a charity that seeks to raise awareness of violence against women. This was part of an ongoing tour, which had started in April 2011 at Sydney’s Seymour Centre.

Jessica Rowe with Studio 10

Jessica Rowe returned to Network Ten to co-host their new morning TV show Studio 10 in September 2013. The show premiered on 4 November 2013 and alongside Rowe were fellow co-hosts Ita Buttrose, Sarah Harris and Joe Hildebrand. In 2015 the show welcomed Denise Drysdale as its fifth co-host. On 12 October 2016, it came in second on the OzTAM TV ratings. Studio 10 is on air 8.30 am – 12.00 pm Monday – Friday on Network Ten.

Rowe was announced as a Member of the Order of Australia at 2015 Australia Day honours for her mental health advocacy in January 2015. She said she was “incredibly humbled and just blessed” to receive the honour and joked, “I was hoping I might get a tiara. It’s the little girl in me!”

Stage performance

Jessica Rowe played The Empress in Bonnie Lythgoe’s stage production of Aladdin and his Wondrous Lamp at the State Theatre in Sydney, Australia in July 2015. Ian Dickson and Beau Ryan also appeared in the production.

In August 2015, Rowe published her memoir Is This My Beautiful Life? (Allen & Unwin), in which she shared insights into her professional career as well as her battles with postnatal depression. The Sydney Morning Herald said, “The impact of her revealing memoir should not be underestimated.”

Rowe fronted a television and print campaign for Woolworths supermarkets in September 2015. She had worked as a checkout assistant at her local Woolworths supermarket during her schooling years in 1987.

In March 2018, Rowe announced her departure from Studio 10, citing a desire to spend more time with her children. However, it is widely reported that Rowe did not leave the station voluntarily but instead Channel 10 was planning to fire Rowe for over a year.

Jessica Rowe interview with Pauline Hanson

Jessica Rowe interviewed Australian Senator Pauline Hanson about her personal life and political experiences on The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show Podcast in September 2021. Rowe was criticised by various activists for airing the podcast, with 2021 Australian of the Year Grace Tame saying that “Pauline doesn’t need help to be heard, but those whose oppression she’s both driven and reinforced do.”

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Rowe initially defended the interview, saying that she “disagreed with Hanson’s politics” and that the interview was “about Hanson dealing with some of the darkest moments in her life and the resilience she has built.” Later, however, Rowe removed the episode from her podcast, issuing an apology via Twitter and thanking Tame and Indigenous comedian Nakkiah Lui for their comments.

The Indigenous activist and former Labor Party President turned Liberal Party candidate Warren Mundine then criticised Rowe’s removal of the interview saying, “You are supposed to be a journalist. You only listened to the cancel free speech mob.”


Jessica Rowe is married to her longtime boyfriend Australian television journalist and Nine News Sydney presenter Peter Overton, they had their wedding in 2004. Rowe and her husband Peter Overton has two children. The couple lives in a private house in Sydney. Car Accident: In March 2021, Jessica Rowe car caught fire, she thanked a school driver for coming to her aid. Rowe didn’t suffer any serious injury.

Mental health and Advocacy

After the birth of her first daughter and as a result of her legal battle with Channel Nine, Rowe suffered from post-natal depression. She also stated that separate from her more recent postpartum depression, she had previously been on antidepressant medication and had been receiving psychiatric therapy for clinical depression, anxiety disorder and panic attacks.

Rowe has said of her use of anti-depressants and counselling; “To me, asking for help is one of the bravest and best things you can ever do. It saved me.” She is an advocate for mental health awareness and initiatives and is an ambassador and spokesperson for Beyondblue.

Jessica Rowe net worth

How much is Jessica Rowe worth? Jessica Rowe net worth is estimated at around $4 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a journalist and television presenter. Rowe successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. She is one of the young richest and influential journalists and TV presenters in Australia.