Jennifer Anne Keyte (born 21 January 1960) is an Australian journalist and news presenter.
Jennifer Anne Keyte
21 January 1960
|Occupation||Journalist, television presenter|
|Television||10 News First|
In 1982, Keyte switched to television, joining ATV-10's Eyewitness News in Melbourne, reporting on courts, crime and state politics. She worked briefly on Good Morning Australia and presented weekend bulletins.
In 1987, Keyte moved to HSV-7 where she co-anchored Seven Nightly News alongside Glenn Taylor. In 1990, she became the first female solo primetime news anchor on Australian commercial television. She also presented news on the late night chat show, Tonight Live with Steve Vizard. At the end of 1995, Keyte resigned, reportedly after the network proposed to pair her on the 6pm news in Melbourne with former ATV-10 colleague David Johnston.
In 1996, after a short stint at radio station 3AW, Keyte moved to Nine, hosting Good Medicine,  and Moment of Truth. When Seven News ratings subsequently plunged further, Keyte refused their offers to return and stayed with Nine for several years.
In August 2003, she returned to the Seven Network, presenting the weekend news in Melbourne. This was a reversal of roles with Peter Mitchell, who previously anchored weekend news while Keyte was on weekdays. She has also filled in for Natalie Barr presenting the news on Sunrise, Seven Morning News and Seven 4.30 News.
In 2006, Keyte and others from Seven News were charged with and ultimately acquitted of contempt of court for allegedly publicising suppressed details of a Children's Court case.
In September 2020, Keyte began presenting the Adelaide edition of 10 News First following the transfer of studio production from Melbourne. She also continues to present the 5pm news in Melbourne.
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