Speakers Profile - Jacinta Tynan

Journalist, former TV news presenter, five times published author, columnist, speaker, MC and life coach

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Jacinta Tynan is one of Australia's most experienced news presenters and journalists with some thirty years reporting and presenting both in Australia and overseas, most recently as an anchor with Sky News Australia. As well as presenting rolling, live news and interviews, Jacinta created, produced and and hosted ‘Change Makers’, interviewing people and organisations making a positive difference in the world.

Jacinta is regarded as a commentator for her generation with her popular and candid columns and regular TV, radio and podcast appearances. She writes a regular column for Body+Soul magazine on spirituality in the mainstream (distributed nationally and online in News Ltd papers). She was also a columnist with Sunday Life magazine (Fairfax / 9) for more than a decade and has contributed to various other publications including SMH, Harpers Bazaar, Escape and MiNDFOOD.

Jacinta is an engaging and popular MC and public speaker who is highly respected for her professionalism, as well as her ability to bring and humour, authenticity and genuine warmth to events.Her extensive experience as a live TV presenter and interviewer makes her an adept MC and speaker able to keep events running to time and adapt to last minute changes ‘on the hop’ with seamless ease.

Some of the events Jacinta has hosted during her career include the Talent Unleashed Awards with Richard Branson, Foxtel’s Women in Television Breakfast with Susie Porter and Asher Keddie, ANZ Bank’s 180th Birthday Gala at The NSW Art Gallery, the Happiness and its Causes conference and the launch of the prestigious Luxperience Luxury Travel Expo at Sydney’s Town Hall. She was host and compere for the Barnardos’ Mother of The Year Awards NSW several years running, and Guest Speaker at the Gidget Foundation’s annual Ladies Lunch raising vital funds for post-natal depression.

Jacinta is also at ease hosting virtual events including the Luxottica Business Update - a multi camera panel discussion broadcast live to thousands of staff and executives across the country.

She is also sought after as a public speaker in the areas of motherhood, juggling career and family, and finding purpose.

Jacinta recently published her fifth book, The Single Mother’s Social Club - Inspiration and advice on embracing single parenthood. Her other books include Mother Zen - a manifesto of modern motherhood - and Some Girls Do..My Life as a Teenager, an anthology of some of Australia’s top female authors writing the true story of their adolescence.

Jacinta has had an extensive career as a television journalist. Prior to joining Sky News, she presented news for ABC TV’s international satellite news service, ABC Asia Pacific, was a reporter for the 7:30 Report, a journalist on the National News team and a back-up presenter for the 7pm Sydney Bulletin, Weekend News and World at Noon. She has also worked as a current affairs reporter for Australia’s Seven Network (filing from North America and the UK), was the London-based producer for NBC America’s entertainment programs and an international news producer for APTN London.

She has also made regular guest appearances on programs including The Today Show and Sunrise.
Passionate about social causes, Jacinta is Patron of The Warrior Woman Foundation and an Ambassador for Raise Foundation providing in-school mentoring to high school kids across the country.