Broadcaster, journalist, author & speaker
Liz Deep-Jones is an established journalist, television presenter, media commentator, author and public speaker. She was the Executive Producer of SBS TV’s first locally produced national In-language News and Current Affairs program, Mandarin News Australia before going on to produce the 2012 Deadly Awards, an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievement in music, sport, entertainment and community.
Liz is a professional yet down-to-earth MC whose friendly personality and warmth has audiences and guest speakers immediately at ease. With over ten years’ experience in the media, she is highly competent and comfortable on stage, whether speaking from an autocue or working without a script.
Liz Deep-Jones has hosted functions for companies including, Optus, ASMA, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Women in Television Awards and Sydney FC’s Chairman’s event. In June 1012 she hosted an informal afternoon tea for the Kalon Tripa (PM of Tibet) Dr Lobsang Sangay in Sydney.
About Liz Deep Jones:
Liz Deep Jones made her foray into television at SBS in 1996 and soon became a popular TV identity as the presenter and journalist of a nightly live national sports news program, Toyota World Sports, which she hosted for close to ten years. She broke barriers as the first female journalist to deliver sports news updates for SBS TV’s On the Ball football program. Liz also created, produced and presented The Glamour Game television segment on SBS which delved into the lives of famous footballers on the world stage.
Liz has a keen interest in news and current affairs, having reported for the indigenous national news SBS TV program, Living Black, produced news stories for Aljazeera International television on the cane toad epidemic and the alarming high suicide rates in the Kimberley’s indigenous community. She’s also produced the 2006 and 2009 Indigenous & Torres Strait Islander Awards better known as the Deadlys, broadcast at the Sydney Opera House and produced the 2007 and 2009 Australian Tennis Open highlights packages and features for overseas television networks and the Australia Tennis Open website.
From late Oct, 2008 until Jan 16 2009, Liz enjoyed a 12 week stint as a sideline commentator on ABC TV’s coverage of the new national women’s football competition called the W-League.
Liz Deep Jones’ career highlights include reporting on the 1998 FIFA Football World Cup in Paris and the Sydney 2000 Olympics where she met her idol Nelson Mandela. She’s also met & interviewed many sporting greats & identities including the likes of Ian Thorpe, Grant Hackett, Pat Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt, John Newcombe, Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, cricketers Ricky Ponting and Shoaib Akthar, Olympic gold medalist triathlete Emma Snowsill, Real Madrid captain, Raul, Former Matildas captain Cheryl Salisbury and Julie Murray, former Socceroos coach Terry Venables, Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek, England Rugby coach Martin Johnson, John Eales, George Gregan and Prince Albert of Monaco.
Liz has enjoyed guest appearances on many shows including, Channel 10’s The Panel and Adam Spencer’s breakfast radio show. She has produced and hosted a lifestyle segment called In Focus for the radio station, 2RES, and reported news and sport at JJJ radio.
During her career, Liz has also ventured into film with small roles including Mad Max Beyond Thunder Dome and ABC TV’s The Cut.
As UNICEF Australia Ambassador and Sydney FC Ambassador, Liz Deep Jones regularly demonstrates her passion for sport and children’s rights. She’s donned shin pads and boots for charity cricket and football games…playing with the likes of Matildas’ captain Cheryl Salisbury and Kate Gill, cricket legends Steve Waugh & Ricky Ponting, rugby league’s Ryan Girdler, the Wiggles and former Socceroos coach/player Graham Arnold and Robbie Slater.
She released her debut book, Lucy Zeezou’s Goal, published by Random House in Sept 2008 which became a best seller, enjoying four reprints and international success. The reprints have been released with a photo of AC Milan football legend, Paolo Maldini, endorsing the book along with the support of international football stars, Christian Vieri and Gennaro Gattuso. The book also includes the inspirational stories of the national women’s football team, the Matildas. Her second book, Lucy Zeezou’s Glamour Game was released in 2010 to rave reviews.
Liz believes that if you work hard, follow your passion and believe in yourself, anything is possible!
It was so great to have you speak with such energy and passion. You inspired us with your personal story, and gave us a belief that anything is possible if we remain dedicated with a strong sense of self belief.