Australia Day

26 January 2015

94 days to go

Jenny Woodward

Jenny Woodward

Weather Presenter ABC News

Jenny Woodward is well known to audiences across Queensland as the ABC TV News weather presenter.

After starting work as an actress, Jenny moved into television. In her long career she has worked as a writer, editor, producer and presenter over a broad range of shows, but has now become synonymous with weather reporting across the state.

Jenny has presented the weather from many amazing locations, but the favourite of these outside broadcasts would have to be the quirky Brisbane Ekka reports surrounded by a menagerie of often noisy and badly behaved animals of all shapes and sizes.

In addition to her nightly weather report, Jenny has done current affairs stories for Stateline and 7.30 Queensland, and has regular spots on ABC Radio.

She has contributed to several books and been a fill-in radio announcer for the afternoon program on 612 ABC Brisbane.

Over the last three years, Jenny has been reporter and presenter on The Weather Quarter—a specialist weather program, regularly shown across the country on ABC NEWS24.

Jenny is in demand as a guest speaker, compere and facilitator. For many years, she has compered the annual Christmas Concert series, Spirit of Christmas, for the Queensland Performing Arts Centre..

Most recently she has hosted a series of live simulcasts, broadcast throughout regional Queensland, of world renowned concerts and opera, including the Vienna Philharmonic, Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bolshoi Ballet.

For the past six years Jenny has been appointed an Australia Day Ambassador. In this role she has been part of the celebrations in Longreach, Thursday Island, the Gulf country, Cooktown, Winton and Mt Isa.

She has won a Queensland Media Award but her most treasured accolade came from the Bureau of Meteorology for Outstanding Broadcasting Service.

Jenny has been with the ABC for more than 25 years. It’s believed she is Australia’s longest serving weather presenter—a title she plans to defend for some time yet.