Speakers Profile - Jacinta Tynan

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As well as being one of Australia's most experienced news presenters (currently with Sky News Australia), Jacinta is also a successful author and columnist. But she regards her greatest achievement -- and highest joy -- as being mum to two little boys, Jasper and Otis, 19 months apart.

Jacinta is regarded as a commentator for her generation writing regularly for Sunday Life Magazine and dailylife.com.au and appearing on Seven's Sunrise and Weekend Sunrise. She has also been a guest on The Morning Show, Kerri-Anne, Insight (SBS) and Today Tonight's special on Australia's Most Influential Women. She was also brave enough to appear on The Chaser!

Jacinta Tynan is currently a News Presenter with Sky News Australia. Before that she presented news for ABC TV's international satellite service, ABC Asia Pacific. During her seven years at the ABC she also presented ABC late Edition news and was a relief presenter for the 7pm bulletin, Weekend News and World at Noon. She reported for the 7:30 Report, Lateline and 7pm news. Jacinta's journalism career has also included presenting ABC TV News in Darwin, reporting for the Seven Network, weather presenter for WIN TV Canberra and Thredbo Snow Reporter.

Jacinta is known for her popular and candid columns about contemporary life, love and getting it right, generating a large and loyal following. She writes regularly for Sunday Life Magazine and dailylife.com.au including a widely debated column on the joys of motherhood which every mother in Australia seems to have an opinion on. She has also contributed to various other publications including Madison, Mindfood, Cosmopolitan and Women's Health magazines.

Jacinta's first book, Good Man Hunting (Random House), a memoir about looking for love, earned rave reviews including the accolade "Australia's answer to Carrie Bradshaw." Her second book, Some Girls Do. My Life as a Teenager' (Allen and Unwin ) is an anthology of female authors writing the true story of their adolescence which Jacinta created, edited and contributed to. Royalties are donated to SISTER2Sister -- a mentor program for disadvantaged teenage girls -- for whom Jacinta is patron.

Jacinta is a sought after MC.