Overton is someone you'd want as your best mate. What
you see is what you get - a genuine and decent person.
has no axes to grind or tall poppies to chop. In an
increasingly cyncial world, Peter is the exception.
it would be wrong to equate "nice" with
being a soft touch. He is anything but. He is talented
and determined. It is why every job he has tackled
he has mastered.
who holds a Bachelor of Economics degree, fell into
journalism almost by accident. In 1985 while he was
doing work experience at Sydney radio station 2UE
the regular weekend sports presenter fell ill. Peter
stepped in and was so good they offered him a full
years later he took the step into television as a
reporter and presenter for SKY Channel. By 1990 he
was reading weekend sport at Channel 7 in Adelaide.
18 months later he joined the NINE Network as sports
reporter for "National Nine News".
on-air talents were obvious. He was cool under pressure
and an excellent interviewer. He has the happy knack
of asking the right question at the right time.
has covered the big events - the World Swimming Championships
in Rome, State of Origin football, the Australian
Formula One and 500cc Grand Prixs, the Atlanta Olympics
and the Commonwealth Games.
live sport is a demanding business. Anything can go
wrong and often does. If you can't think on your feet
you fail. Peter didn't fail, he excelled. He was always
well prepared and well briefed. He is a perfectionist
when it comes researching his stories. His wide ranging
general knowledge served him well when he moved from
sport to read and report news at Channel 9.
Nine Morning News, the national news bulletin at 11am,
the 6pm news on Saturdays - Peter became the face
that people turned to. Again, when big stories broke
Peter was the man for the job. He anchored Nine's
extensive coverage of the Thredbo disaster as well
as the major Super League and ARL court decisions.
route to 60 Minutes has been unorthodox but it
has given him an extraordinarily solid grounding.
He has the skills and a track record of success.
Network Nine Australia).
is married to Jessica
Rowe, who also has enjoyed significant success
in the Australian news media business.
Man Australia publicly commends Peter Overton
on his outstanding community and social awareness
Man Australia does not represent Peter Overton