Peter Overton Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, 9News, Wife, Net Worth, and Twitter

Peter Overton is an Australian Television Journalist and News Presenter working for 9News as a presenter for Nine News Sydney from Sunday.

Peter Overton Biography

Peter Overton is an Australian Television Journalist and News Presenter working for 9News as a presenter for Nine News Sydney from Sunday to Thursday at 6 pm. He joined the 9news team in 1991, after previously working for Sky Channel.

Peter Overton Career

In January 2009, Overton was promoted to chief newsreader for Nine News’ Sydney 6 p.m. show. After working as a correspondent for 60 Minutes for eight years, Overton came back to the Nine newsroom. Overton worked as a reporter and frequent presenter at Nine News for ten years before joining 60 Minutes. He graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Economics after attending North Sydney Boys High School.

His first taste of the media came while he was still an undergraduate when he worked as an intern at Sydney radio station 2UE in 1985 before moving up to an on-air position. Until 1987, when he relocated to Australia’s first satellite television network, Sky Channel, where he spent four years reporting and presenting, Overton kept up this job.

Overton began working for Channel Nine in Sydney in 1991, where he covered sports for National Nine News. Alongside Tracy Grimshaw, he co-anchored Channel Nine’s coverage of the Thredbo disaster from the Sydney studios. Major Super League ARL court decisions were also grounded by him. As the host of Nine’s main evening newscast, Peter has witnessed the fiercely competitive 6 p.m. newscast become the top-ranked in Sydney in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

The highest accolade for this was a 2012 TV Week Logie Award for Most Outstanding News Coverage of the Queensland Floods, which was given to TODAY, ACA, and News together. For the Nine News team’s Most Outstanding News Coverage of the Blue Mountains bushfires in 2014, Peter accepted another Logie Award. Peter still contributes special reports to 60 Minutes and is the host of the show’s weekly feedback segment.

Peter feels very much a part of the community. He is a member of the Defence Reserves Support National Council, a co-patron of the Mental Health Council of Australia, an ambassador for the George Gregan Foundation, an ambassador for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation, an ambassador for the Sony Foundation (teenage cancer), a national ambassador for Special Olympics Australia, and an ambassador for the Australian National Literacy Foundation. He also serves on the Defence Reserves Support National Council.

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Peter Overton Salary

Overton earns an annual salary of about $47,000-$120,000.

Peter Overton Net Worth

Overton has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which she has earned through her career as a News Presenter.

Peter Overton Age

Overton was born on April 5, 1966, in England, United Kingdom. He is 58 years old as of 2024, and he celebrates hIS birthday on the 5th of April every year.

Peter Overton Height and Weight

Overton stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall (1.75m) and weighs 75 kgs (165 lbs).

Peter Overton Family

His father, Dr. John Overton, worked at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and was an associate professor of anesthesia at the University of Sydney. Peter was two years old when his family returned to Australia after he was born in 1966.

Peter Overton Wife and Children

Overton married his childhood girlfriend in the mid-1990s, but their union ended in divorce in 2000.
Overton started dating Jessica Rowe, the host of 10 News First, in mid-2001. Peter and Rowe tied the knot in 2004 and they are blessed with two kids.

Peter Overton Tom Cruise

Journalist Overton of Nine Network has defended Tom Cruise, praising both his acting prowess and his contribution to the revival of the film industry. The Hollywood icon’s support follows reports that Cruise and his crew forbade Overton from attending the Sydney premiere of “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” last week and from speaking with Cruise on the red carpet. The argument is said to have started after Overton questioned Cruise about his separation from Nicole Kidman and how the two would continue to interact and look after their kids during a 2005 “60 Minutes” interview.

This year’s movie premiere, which was attended by a number of other news anchors, entertainment reporters, and media figures, did not feature Overton. There are rumors that he was “banned” from attending because of his behavior in 2005, which have been sparked by his absence. Although Overton acknowledged that he hadn’t spoken to Cruise in the eighteen years since the interview, he insisted that he still admired his body of work and what he had accomplished for the film industry.

Peter Overton Social Media Platform

Overton is very active on his Twitter and Instagram pages. He has 43.6k followers on Twitter and 380 followers on Instagram.


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