Narelda Jacobs OAM
Narelda Jacobs is a Whadjuk Noongar journalist, presenter, commentator and keynote speaker. Her career at Network 10 has spanned more than two decades, starting in the Perth newsroom in 2000 before heading to Sydney in January 2020 to co-host Studio 10 and present 10 News First Perth. Narelda is currently a co-host of Studio 10 and presenter of the one-hour national news bulletin 10 News First: Midday. In 2023 Narelda was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (General Division) for her services to the media and to the community.
Narelda is an NITV and SBS regular, co-hosting The Point, Going Places with Ernie Dingo and the network’s January 26 coverage. She co-hosted Sydney Mardi Gras with SBS from 2019-2021 and has appeared on The Project, Insiders, Q+A and The Drum. Narelda is a sought-after MC, moderator and speaker, appearing on stages and airwaves across Australia with prime ministers, international leaders and humanitarian advocates. Narelda co-hosts the podcast ‘456 Club’ and is a regular guest host for Mamamia Podcasts. In 2023, Narelda presented a special episode of ABC’s Compass titled ‘Come Together’.
Narelda is passionate about promoting equality, diversity and inclusion and is on the board of the National Justice Project. She is on Football Australia’s National Indigenous Advisory Group and is a Legacy ‘23 Ambassador for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Narelda is an ambassador of The Pinnacle Foundation, The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation, Motor Neurone Disease Association WA, WA Aboriginal Leadership Institute and Deadly Science, and was a Rainbow Champion for Sydney World Pride 2023.