Jennifer Hansen

Journalism and media excellence.


Jennifer Hansen is best known to TV audiences as the former co-host of Channel Ten’s news – is now a successful radio personality. Along with MIKE PERSO, Jennifer is part of Smooth FM’s More Music Breakfast Show where she reads the news and chats with Mike about all things Melbourne. Jennifer has been at Smooth for more than five years and by the end of last year, their brekkie show was the number 2 rating FM program in Melbourne.

Previous experience

TV: In her television years, Jennifer sat alongside Mal Walden, reading the main nightly bulletin for ten years – the pair becoming the longest-serving news duo in Australia’s television history. All up, Jennifer was at Network Ten for 20 years after starting as a cadet reporter while still completing an Arts degree at Melbourne Uni.

Writer: While studying, Jennifer also wrote for several magazines and newspapers, then later in life wrote a regular column on two occasions for the Herald Sun.

News: As well, she returned to a news-reading role during the 2008 Olympics, for the ABC’s Australia Network.

Education: In between media gigs, Jennifer went back to ‘school’ – taking up the ‘Professional Writing and Editing’ course at RMIT. That has helped her complete her first novel and two screenplays.

Personal: Occasionally she remembers to help look after her family – including her husband Neighbours actor Alan Fletcher (aka Dr Karl Kennedy) and their two children, Veronica and Tom.


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