Here is the biography of Jennifer Keyte who is widely famous as a journalist. Although, she is quite underrated and not that famous like other people. But still, her extraordinary aptitude makes her different from others. Let you take a look at her life story and know the journey of her success.

Profile Summary

  • Name: Jennifer Keyte
  • Birth Date: January 21, 1960
  • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
  • Age: 61 years old
  • Height: 6 Feet
  • Net Worth: $5 Million US Dollars
  • Profession: Journalist & TV Presenter
  • School: Columba’s College, Essendon,
  • University: La Trobe University
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts degree
  • Brother: Don Keyte
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Husband: Ben Faggetter
  • Children:02
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Residence: Australia

Who is Jennifer Keyte?

Jennifer Keyte

Jennifer Keyte is an Australian journalist and newscaster and is currently the News Presenter for Channel 10 News First’s Melbourne office. Prior to joining 10 News First, Jennifer previously worked as a weekend news presenter at the Seven News Melbourne branch. She has a vast television career, having long experience.

She has a very good career and is well-known for her profession. She is being followed by thousands of followers. She has also cashed her career by amassing huge capital.

Early Life of Jennifer Keyte

Jennifer Keyte was born on 21 January 1960, in Australia. There is no information available regarding her parents; however, she has a brother by the name of Don Keyte.

In 1980, after graduating from St. Columba University in Essendon, Jennifer Keyte enrolled in Latrobe University to get a Bachelor of Arts degree but left after finishing her third year.

Jennifer Keyte Career

After studying art at La Trobe University, Jennifer realized that her passion for journalism. Initially,  she did not hesitate to accept the status of an officer candidate on the radio station and commenced from EON FM in 1980 which was the first commercial radio station in Melbourne.

Within a few months, she was an expert journalist who demonstrated her skills. Her career upheaved within a short span. In 1982, Jennifer switched from radio to television and joined Network Ten and attended ATV10.

Jennifer worked excellently on the early morning show Good Morning Australia and released weekend news. It was here that she gained valuable experience in all major areas of journalism, including state politics, crime, justice, and general news. She was given the opportunity to write and publish a news program; It didn’t take long for Jennifer to publish weekend news on the regular basis.

In 1987, Jennifer switched to another television channel HSV-7 where she worked for Glenn Taylor and Seven Nightly News. After three years, she became the first female solo primetime news anchor on commercial television channels of America.

She also performed in Tonight Live with Steve Vizard which is a late-night chat show. After two years, she got a proposal to work with David Johnston who was her former colleague at ATV-10, so for this reason she resigned from that.

Jennifer was invited to Seven Network, and the new owner Christopher Scarce saw her as the hub of network success. She began reading major evening news with Glen Taylor, eventually walking alone, slowly beginning to increase station rating declines.

She also made Tonight’s Live News with Steve Bizard. Success continued until Jennifer decided to leave Seven Network. In 1996, Jennifer made an exciting career change by joining Nine Network, hosting Good Medicine and the one-off series Moment of Truth,  and hosting a variety of specials.

She returned to the Newsroom at Seven Melbourne in August 2003, seven and a half years later, to take up the post of the newscaster on the weekend. Jennifer described the move as a “great homecoming” and said she had never lost her passion for news. “It’s in your blood, I have to say, it was very difficult for me to see a great story on TV. I really wanted to be a part of it again.

Many familiar faces of the Seven Newsroom felt the same as when the studio crew covered the room with a streamer for Jennifer’s first test run at the Seven News Desk. Jennifer admits that her new role at Seven suits her If the opportunity allows.

Jennifer Keyte Personal Life

Jennifer had been married to Ben Faggetter. They both spent at least sixteen years together, but unfortunately, they got separated after a long relationship. Jennifer Keyte has two sons named James and Alexander from his relationship with Ben Faggetter. The children reside with her in Melbourne, Australia.

It is not known whether she is dating one or not, as she didn’t reveal her relationship status yet. Jennifer Keyte is an avid theater enthusiast, a believer in Essendon, and enjoys traveling, biking, walking, and reading.

Jennifer is committed to making a difference and spends her time at her chosen charity, the Royal Australian Women’s Hospital, and the Breast Cancer Institute. She is also a World Vision sponsor Sports community. In addition, her other perspectives of personal life are unrevealed.

Jennifer Keyte Net Worth

Jennifer Keyte’s estimated net worth is between $ 500,000 and $ 1 Million US Dollars. This includes assets, money, and income. Although this amount is not revealed by herself, we are damn sure that it is the most accurate figure as we have estimated through different analyses and sources.

Her main source of income is her career as a television personality. Jennifer has saved herself’s fortune from her various sources of income, but she prefers a humble lifestyle.

Social Media Appearance

Journalist Jennifer Keyte is arguably the most influential social media star who holds thousands of followers behind her. Due to the large number of her social media fans, she often posts many personal photos and videos to interact with the huge fan base on various social media handles.

Her social media stats are following:

  • Instagram–  More than 6.3 thousand followers
  • Twitter– More than 1.6 thousand followers

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