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Jeff Newman

Jeff Newman
Jeff Newman commenced his career in broadcasting over 40 years ago, and is today recognised as one of the leading communicators in Western Australia.

Not only does his career include success as a television presenter and weather presenter for Perth’s Channel Seven, but also considerable management experience in the electronic media. This broad experience in the vital field of communications has made him one of the most sought after experts in the media industry.

Apart from his nightly appearances on Channel 7’s weather Jeff has co-produced the station’s annual Telethon programs for the past 33 years earning him the title Mr Telethon.

Until recently Jeff was Chairman of the Variety Club of Western Australia, and in 1994 was awarded an order of Australia Medal for his services to the community. He was also the national Chairman of the Variety Club of Australia, and is an international ambassador for the Variety Club’s international organisation.

He was also awarded Rotary Club of Australia’s highest award, becoming a Paul Harris Fellow in 1995. In 2002 he was awarded a Centenary Medal.

Jeff has won five Logie Awards for Best Western Australian TV talent.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES:
He is also recognised as one of Perth’s leading master of ceremonies and has hosted many prestigious government and corporate events including Western Australian Tourism Awards, W.A. Import & Export Awards, State Government Insurance Office annual AFL awards lunch,
W.A. Hotels & Hospitality Industry Awards for Excellence, American Express Gold Plate Awards,
Lexus Awards for Excellence annual dinner, and has been MC for all of the West Coast Eagles AFL corporate events for the past ten years.

CORPORATE SPEAKER:
Jeff is also an inspiring and entertaining speaker whose presentation encompasses overcoming obstacles to succeed…Jeff was only 8 when his father died and he and his brother Peter were raised as Legacy children which helped engender his passion for supporting community groups, charities etc. He spent several years trying to break into the world of radio & broadcasting and was rejected numerous times. His perseverance eventually paid off and the rest as they say is history. He can inform your audience on what drove him to persevere and what continued to motivate him after surviving at the top of his field in the cut-throat world of TV since the early sixties.