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Narelda Jacobs is an Australian television journalist with Network Ten in Australia. She has been the lead news presenter for 10 News First in Perth, Western Australia since 2008.

Narelda Jacobs
Born1976 (age 42–43)
NationalityAustralian
OccupationTelevision journalist
Years active2000–present
EmployerNetwork 10
Television10 News First
Children1

Early lifeEdit

Jacobs was born to Cedric Jacobs, a Whadjuk Noongar minister and his wife Margaret, a Belfast-born woman of Irish and English descent. Her father was a member of the Stolen Generation. Jacobs was the youngest of five daughters.[1]

CareerEdit

Jacobs graduated from the WA Academy of Performing Arts and began her career at GWN in Bunbury. She joined Ten News in Perth in 2000, eventually becoming their court reporter, and also filling in as weather presenter over summer.[2][3]

In 2008, Network Ten announced that production of their Perth news bulletin would return to Perth from Sydney, and selected Jacobs as the new presenter.[4][5] Jacobs is the first Aboriginal, and first openly lesbian newsreader in Western Australia.[6]

In March 2019, Jacobs co-hosted SBS's broadcast of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Jacobs lives in Perth with her daughter.[8] Until May 2018, Jacobs was in a long-term relationship with Lauren Swinfield.[9] She was previously in a relationship with Marion Towndrow.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bradstreet, Ann Marie (7 April 2016). "Our first Aboriginal newsreader and single mum, Narelda Jacobs, would really like the opportunity to marry her partner, Lauren Swinfield". Offspring Magazine. Archived from the original on 4 March 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  2. ^ Ganska, Helen (27 February 2008). "Narelda Jacobs new Channel Ten news presenters". PerthNow. Archived from the original on 3 March 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  3. ^ "News Presenters - TEN News - Seriously TEN". ten.com.au. 2008. Archived from the original on 4 March 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  4. ^ Knox, David (17 January 2008). "TEN News moving back to Perth". TV Tonight. Archived from the original on 4 March 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  5. ^ Knox, David (27 February 2008). "TEN Perth appoints news presenter". TV Tonight. Archived from the original on 4 March 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  6. ^ Thomson, Chris (16 December 2008). "Unusual honour for identities". WAtoday. Archived from the original on 4 March 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  7. ^ Jepsen, Belinda (3 March 2019). "Narelda Jacobs was pushed into her first marriage. She had to fight for her second". Mamamia. Archived from the original on 4 March 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Narelda Jacobs' teenage daughter Jade Dolman steps into modelling spotlight". Perthnow. 12 April 2014. Archived from the original on 21 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  9. ^ Campbell, Kate (27 October 2018). "Love puts Jacobs back on track". PerthNow. Archived from the original on 4 March 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  10. ^ "New love for Narelda Jacobs". PerthNow. 29 October 2011. Archived from the original on 4 March 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
Preceded by
Tim Webster
Ten News at Five
Perth presenter

2008 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Originator
Ten's Evening News
Perth presenter

24 January 2011 – 1 April 2011
Succeeded by
6.30 with George Negus