Peter Overton Biography
Peter Overton is an Australian journalist and news presenter currently working as the chief newsreader for “Sydney’s 6 pm edition” at Nine News based in Sydney, Australia. He joined 9News in January 2009. Previously, he served as a reporter for eight years for 60 Minutes. He also continues to contribute special reports for 60 Minutes and hosts the weekly feedback section of the program.
Peter Overton Education
Overton studied at North Sydney Boys High School. After his high school education, he joined Macquarie University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. READ: Rob Fukuzaki
Peter Overton Age and Birthday
How old is Peter? Peter is 57 years old as of 2023. He was born Peter John Overton on April 5, 1966, in London, England. His birthday is always celebrated on the 5th of April of every year.
Peter Overton Nationality and Ethnicity
Peter holds Australian nationality. He was born in London, England but grew up in Australia. He belongs to the White ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.
Peter Overton Height
How tall is Peter? Peter stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m).
Peter Overton Family | Parents
Overton was born in London, England to Australian parents. His family moved back to Australia when he was at age of 2 years old. He is the son (father) of Dr. John Overton was an associate professor of anesthesia at the University of Sydney and worked at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Though, details regarding his mother are not known. RELATED: John Vause
Peter Overton Sister
Peter has a sister who he grew up with by the name of Rebecca Overton. More details about his sister Rebecca including career, marital status and educational background are currently under review.
Peter Overton First Wife
Peter while in the mid-1990s married his first wife whom he grew up through his childhood. Though, their marriage did not last and it ended up in 2002 through a divorce. Peter has kept his ex-wife’s details private and from the public domain.
Peter Overton Wife
Is Peter married? Peter is currently married to his wife Jessica Rowe, a journalist, author and television presenter. The couple started dating in 2001 but later in 2004, the duo got married officially through a private wedding ceremony. The couples are proud parents to two daughters, Allegra and Giselle.
Peter Overton Daughter
Peter and his wife are proud parents to daughters, Giselle and Allegra Overton born on January 19, 2007. His daughter, Allegra, is an actress and a model. In January 2023, Allegra signed a management deal with Priscilla’s Models just weeks after her 16th birthday.
Peter Overton Eye
Is Peter sick? Peter is not sick. Though, in June 2022, Peter opened up on-air about his latest health scare after appearing on the nightly bulletin looking worse for wear despite a gruesome burst blood vessel in his right eye. RELATED: Karl Stefanovic
Peter had a burst blood vessel and it looked worse. Also known as a subconjunctival hemorrhage, it results in bleeding under the conjunctiva, a layer of tissue above the sclera, the white part of the eye. It is a common condition that is usually harmless and treats itself to disappear within a fortnight.
Peter Overton Health | Surgery
In 2020, Peter underwent surgery for a melanoma discovered on his temple. Peter a newsreader from Channel Nine, revealed that he underwent unplanned surgery due to his dermatologist noticing something out of the ordinary during a regular skin examination.
Peter Overton House
Peter and his wife Jessica are believed to own a huge mansion house. Peter and his family currently live in Sydney, Australia. More details about their house are currently under review.
Peter Overton Salary
Peter working as the chief newsreader for Sydney’s 6 pm edition at Nine News earns an estimated annual salary of $89,000.
Peter Overton Net Worth
Peter Overton is an Australian journalist and news presenter with an estimated net worth of $5 million. RELATED: Alex Wagner
Peter Overton Channel 9 | 9News, Sydney
Peter currently works as the chief newsreader of “Sydney’s 6 pm edition” at Nine News based in Sydney, Australia. He joined 9News in January 2009. Previously, he served as a reporter for eight years for 60 Minutes. He also continues to contribute special reports for 60 Minutes and hosts the weekly feedback section of the program.
After serving until 1987, reporting and presenting for Australia’s first satellite television channel, Sky Channel, Peter Overton relocated to Sydney and joined Channel Nine in 1991 as a sports reporter for National Nine News. During his tenure, he co-anchored the coverage of the Thredbo disaster and the major super league ARL court decisions with Tracy Grimshaw from the Sydney studios.
As an anchor for Nine’s major nightly news bulletin, Overton oversaw the contested 6 pm news service’s ascent to the top spot in Sydney in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. In recognition of his team’s outstanding coverage of the Queensland floods, Overton accepted the TV Week Logie Award for Most Outstanding News Coverage in 2012, which was shared across TODAY, ACA, and News. He received another Logie Award in 2014 for Most Outstanding News Coverage of the Blue Mountains bushfires.
Overton is a passionate supporter of the community and serves as a Co-Patron of the Mental Health Council of Australia, a Patron of the Monstar Foundation for Motor Neurone Disease, a Patron of the Olivia Lambert Foundation for neuroblastoma, a Co-Patron of the Peter Hughes Burn Foundation, an Ambassador for the George Gregan Foundation, an Ambassador for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation, an Ambassador for the Sony Foundation for Teenage Cancer, a National Ambassador for Special Olympics Australia, and an Ambassador for the Australian National Literacy Foundation.