Jessica Rowe has decided to step down as co-host of the morning show Studio 10.
Ms Rowe said: “After much soul searching and discussions with my family, it is with a heavy heart that I have decided to leave Studio 10.
“Studio 10 has been the best job I have ever had in media and it has been an absolute privilege to be with the show for more than four years. Thank you to the team for believing in me and giving me such an incredible opportunity to find my voice and confidence again.
“Stepping back from Studio 10 will give me more time for content creation and public speaking and to be more present with my beautiful family. I am going to miss my wonderful friends and colleagues at Studio 10 and wish them nothing but the very best for the future,” she said.
“Studio 10 is more than just a television show, it is a family, with a great team both on and off air, and I know it will continue to prosper.”
Ms Rowe was one of the founding hosts of Studio 10 when it launched in November 2013, along with Sarah Harris, Joe Hildebrand and Ita Buttrose. Her warmth, intelligence and sense of humour have been a key part of the show’s success.
Network Ten Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “Jess has been a vital member of the Studio 10 team since day one and I want to thank her for her passion, commitment and enthusiasm over the past four years.
“Our viewers and everyone at Network Ten are going to miss Jess, but we fully understand and support her decision. Thank you Jess, for everything.”
Jess will depart the show on Friday, 30 March