Ten Eyewitness News First At Five Perth Presenter Narelda Jacobs has signed a new, two-year contract with the network.
The respected and popular presenter will continue to lead Perth’s leading weekday 5pm news service, alongside Sport Presenter Tim Gossage and Weather Presenter Michael Schultz.
TEN Eyewitness News First At Five dominates its timeslot in Perth, ranking number one this year in total people with a 34.3% commercial share, 25 to 54s (34%) and under 55s (29.5%). So far in 2016, the Perth bulletin is up 4% in total people compared with the same point in 2015 and consistently draws a bigger audience than Nine Network’s 6pm Perth bulletin (source: OzTAM).
Network Ten’s Network News Director, John Choueifate, said: “I am absolutely thrilled with the resigning of Narelda. She is a quality journalist and a true professional who is well respected by the community.”
Born and raised in Western Australia, Narelda Jacobs has established herself as a prominent identity within the local community and has been part of the Perth TEN Eyewitness News team since 2000. A career highlight for Narelda was hosting the 2011 Commonwealth Business Forum, which gave her the opportunity to share the stage with Prime Ministers, international business leaders and humanitarian advocates.
Narelda Jacobs, who will celebrate her 16th anniversary with TEN on Monday said: “Every day at 5pm, we are honoured to be invited into lounge rooms across Western Australia.
“My career at TEN has given me the opportunity to meet inspirational West Aussies and to be involved in much needed charities and causes. I’ve abseiled off the Bell Tower, trekked Kokoda, shaken charity tins and met hundreds of everyday West Australians who are making a difference.
Ten is embedded in our community and I’m looking forward to continuing this rewarding work.”
Network Ten’s General Manager Adelaide, Perth and Operations, Frank Filosi, said “Narelda is a Perth media icon and we are delighted that she is part of the successful TEN Eyewitness News First At Five bulletin.
“Her extensive experience and professional approach to her work makes Narelda a valuable part ofn the highly respected Perth TEN Eyewitness News First At Five team.”