Peter Overton Net Worth 2023, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary

Peter Overton net worth

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Peter Overton is an Australian television journalist and news presenter. He is now the presenter for Nine News Sydney from Sunday to Thursday at 6 pm.

Early life

NamePeter Overton
Net Worth$5 million
OccupationJournalist, News presenter
Age56 years
Peter Overton net worth 2023

Peter John Overton, AM was born on April 5, 1966 (age 56 years) in England. Overton moved to Australia at age two after his parents returned home to the country. He grew up in Longueville, a suburb on the Lower North Shore of Sydney. He went to Lane Cove Public School and North Sydney Boys High School.

Overton graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University. He also played the tuba whilst at Lane Cove Public School. His father, Dr. John Overton, was an associate professor of anesthesia at the University of Sydney and worked at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.


Peter Overton joined the Seven Network in Adelaide during the 1980s and 1990s as a sports reporter. He joined the Nine Network soon after as a reporter for Nine News and later was appointed weekend sports presenter on Nine News in Sydney and fill-in presenter for Ken Sutcliffe. He also filed weekday news updates from the newsroom during Brian Henderson’s tenure as presenter of Nine News in Sydney.

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Overton occasionally presented weekend news bulletins and substituted on National Nine Early News and Today news for Sharyn Ghidella and on Nightline for Jim Waley. He also co-hosted Nine’s coverage of the Thredbo disaster with Tracy Grimshaw. He was a reporter for the current affairs program 60 Minutes for eight years and also held positions at 2UE, Sky News Australia and the Seven Network in Adelaide.

In January 2009, Peter Overton was appointed presenter of Nine News Sydney replacing Mark Ferguson following poor ratings. Ratings did not improve in his first week, with Nine dropping to fourth behind then-leader Seven, the ABC and Ten. However, after years of steady progress, Nine would later regain the ratings lead in the Sydney market.

He also presents the Sunday edition of Nine’s Late News; the weeknight edition is presented from Perth by Michael Thomson. Overton had a cameo role as himself in the 2011 Australian horror film The Tunnel and in the sci-fi film Pacific Rim Uprising.

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Peter Overton is a patron of the MonSTaR Foundation, a charity raising money and awareness of motor neurone disease. He is an ambassador for Special Olympics Australia, a not-for-profit organization that supports children and adults with an intellectual disabilities. Overton is also a Wing Commander in the Royal Australian Air Force as a specialist reserve public affairs officer.

Who is Peter Overton wife?

Peter Overton has been married twice. He married his first wife in the mid-1990s but their marriage ended in divorce in 2000. However, after his first failed marriage, began dating then Ten Eyewitness News presenter Jessica Rowe in mid-2001. Peter Overton and Rowe had their wedding in 2004 and they have two daughters. As of February 2023, Overton and his wife Jessica Rowe are still married.

Peter Overton net worth

How much is Peter Overton worth? Peter Overton net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a journalist and news presenter. Peter Overton’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $450,000 dollars annually. He is one of the richest and most influential journalists in Australia. Peter Overton stands at an appealing height of 1.83m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.