MC, Guest Speaker and Moderator
Jacinta Tynan is a journalist, former TV news presenter, five times published author, columnist, speaker, and MC.
Jacinta is one of Australia’s most experienced news presenters and journalists with some thirty years reporting and presenting both in Australia and overseas, most recently as an anchor with Sky News Australia. As well as presenting rolling, live news and interviews, Jacinta created, produced and hosted ‘Change Makers’, interviewing people and organisations making a positive difference in the world.
Jacinta is regarded as a commentator for her generation with her popular and candid columns and regular TV, radio and podcast appearances. She has been a regular columnist with Body+Soul magazine (distributed nationally and online in News Ltd papers) and Sunday Life magazine (Fairfax / 9) and has contributed to various other publications including SMH, Harpers Bazaar, Escape and MiNDFOOD. She has also been a regular panellist with Sunrise and Today.
Jacinta is an engaging and popular MC and public speaker who is highly respected for her professionalism, as well as her ability to bring humour, authenticity and genuine warmth to events. Her extensive experience as a live TV presenter and interviewer makes her an adept MC and speaker able to keep events running to time and adapt to last minute changes ‘on the hop’ with seamless ease.
Jacinta recently published her fifth book, The Single Mother’s Social Club – Inspiration and advice on embracing single parenthood. Her other books include Mother Zen – a manifesto of modern motherhood – and Some Girls Do..My Life as a Teenager, an anthology of some of Australia’s top female authors writing the true story of their adolescence.
Jacinta has had an extensive career as a television journalist. Prior to joining Sky News, she presented news for ABC TV’s international satellite news service, ABC Asia Pacific, was a reporter for the 7:30 Report, a journalist on the National News team and a back-up presenter for the 7pm Sydney Bulletin, Weekend News and World at Noon. She has also worked as a current affairs reporter for Australia’s Seven Network (filing from North America and the UK), was the London-based producer for NBC America’s entertainment programs and an international news producer for APTN London.
Passionate about social causes, Jacinta is Patron of The Warrior Woman Foundation and an Ambassador for Raise Foundation providing in-school mentoring to high school kids across the country.
She is the founder of The Spiritual Book Club interviewing prominent authors including Dr. Deepak Chopra and Gabby Bernstein.
Jacinta was an excellent Master of Ceremonies. She was well briefed, entertaining but concise and engaged the audience extremely well.
Jacinta recognised the sensitivity of the subject… stuck closely to the running order… but also has the nouse and ability to ad lib when required… has a wonderful sense of humour and a classy presence.
-SIDS ACR Ball, Canberra
Jacinta did an outstanding job as MC at the business Forum, an event attended by six ministers of the Papua New Guinea government and a veritable who’s who of the bilateral business community … she displayed high levels of intelligence, charm, wit and grace introducing guest speakers, bringing sessions to a timely conclusion, and getting them started again after breaks. She pitched in unstintingly and became an invaluable part of our team running the event. It was an absolute delight to have Jacinta work as part of our team at the Forum.
-Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council
Jacinta was very well received by our audience; she did a fantastic job as MC of the event. She managed to keep the event running to a very tight schedule, whilst entertaining our guests and engaging with our other presenters. We really appreciate her poise and true professionalism, which certainly contributed to making the event the success it was. We have received some wonderful feedback!