Jessica Rowe joins Studio 10 team

By David Knox on September 12, 2013 / Filed Under News 21

2013-09-12_1951EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Rowe will return to TEN to become the fourth member of its upcoming morning show Studio 10.

Rowe will join with Ita Buttrose, Joe Hildebrand and Sarah Harris on the show which will follow Wake Up later this year.

Rowe co-presented TEN News with Ron Wilson from 1996 until the end of 2005 before joining the Today show. But her departure saw a legal case with the network which sought to prevent her joining Nine. Her later departure from the Today show was also wrapped in controversy after then CEO-Eddie McGuire allegedly discussed the idea of “boning” her from the job (a phrase he later denied).

She was later thrown a lifeline by the Seven Network to read news on Weekend Sunrise, which she has continued.

Rowe, who is married to Peter Overton, has also been highly praised for her public statements and advocacy on post-natal depression.

TEN is yet to announce a starting date for Studio 10, produced by Rob McKnight, but it is expected to launch in November with Wake Up as part of TEN’s push into morning television.


  1. mistaken September 15, 2013 at 10:57 pm -

    @opinin8ed because 99% of the people behind the show come from 9 and 7. Wake Up I can see working but Studio 10 I think will struggle. Such a bizarre mix of personalities on the panel.

  2. Rachel September 14, 2013 at 10:17 am -

    Jessica is intelligent, articulate and perpetually positive yet I’ve never enjoyed watching her. Maybe I relate more closely to someone like Samantha Armytage or Carrie Bickmore and feel comfortable with a more relaxed personality. She seems nice so I wish her all the best but I cannot understand why a network would want to poach her to gain ratings.

  3. opinion8ed September 13, 2013 at 8:56 pm -

    its funny, we are viewers and know what we like. We know what will work and what will flop. I think we are on the money with this show. Why don’t these people listen to ussss? Rather than be the same as 7 and 9, what about thinking outside the box? Be creative?

  4. maxxdude September 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm -

    What a strange mish mash of hosts? How many hosts can a show have? This line up just seems wrong.
    Joe Hildebrand + infomercials = no viewers.

  5. smit0847 September 13, 2013 at 9:32 am -

    Risky move. She’s as polarising as Paul Henry….

  6. CraigW September 13, 2013 at 7:31 am -

    I also heard that Mel McLaughlin might pop up in the Melb studio to be the sports guru…

  7. Hampster September 13, 2013 at 5:39 am -

    Hmmm…it seems whatever is old is new again.

    I keep wanting Ten to come up with a new idea at some point rather than an old rehash of past glories.

  8. deedeedragons September 13, 2013 at 12:48 am -

    To me i think this will just turn into an Aussie version of The View. People just yelling and screaming over the top of each other. Well not Ita of course, but the other 3…..

  9. harrypotter1994 September 13, 2013 at 12:15 am -

    @David Knox Probably trying to “beat” you on your exclusive just to be the big dog…typical right

  10. oztvheritage September 13, 2013 at 12:04 am -

    She does nothing for me! Today’s worst. Ratings were when she was co host. I’m amazed she is back.

  11. David Knox September 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm -

    Bit mystified how News Corp has just published their story with a 2:41pm timestamp! It only published in the last hour….even Adam Boland tweeted news would emerge overnight.

  12. ryan September 12, 2013 at 11:06 pm -

    Oh god are you serious lol, She is a really nice woman but she is so boring it’s not funny, so now we have 2 people that shouldn’t be on the show, it hasn’t even started yet and I don’t wanna watch it

  13. mistaken September 12, 2013 at 10:26 pm -

    Stunned to see Jess return to Ten after they took her to court when she left Ten News but she is a great addition to Studio10. Ita is give or take IMO, Hilderbrand and Harris annoy the heck out of me so Jess would be the only drawcard for me.

  14. effdee September 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm -

    Pleased with this, if Hilderbrand tries to be funny about a serious issue, she will pounce on him.

    And I’ll be able to see her on more days per week…:D

  15. harrypotter1994 September 12, 2013 at 9:48 pm -

    Oh so now they will need another replacement for Weekend Sunrise cant see anyone wanting to do 7 days a week for too long…

  16. Maev....Sydney September 12, 2013 at 9:37 pm -

    Whoa…never would have seen that one coming…interesting..

  17. Guy September 12, 2013 at 9:35 pm -

    Wow that is some big news indeed. Good luck to her. She is a great talent. Boland seems to be luring a lot of great talent to these new shows of his. Now they have to perform. No it won’t happen overnight but if they are as good as he made Sunrise then they will give all morning shows a run for their money.

  18. jonno September 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm -

    Wow, top choice. Jess is all class.

  19. steviem September 12, 2013 at 8:38 pm -

    show is dead

  20. nevothirty September 12, 2013 at 8:14 pm -

    Why? she is so annoying, Hilderbrand is bad enough, this show wont last longer than a few weeks.

  21. dwuuuu September 12, 2013 at 8:04 pm -

    ten may as well have kept the circle, studio 10 is going to be a complete disaster in comparision with this mish mash of a line up

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