Jacinta Tynan is a News Presenter with Sky News Australia, an author, columnist and proud mum of two.
She is regarded as a commentator for her generation. She writes regularly for Sunday Life (Sun Herald/Sunday Age), and appears on Channel Seven’s Sunrise and Weekend Sunrise. She has also been a guest on Insight (SBS) and Today Tonight’s special on Australia’s Most Influential Women. She was also brave enough to appear on The Chaser and The Hampster Wheel.
Jacinta is an advocate for teenage mentoring. She is Patron of SISTER2Sister - a mentor program for disadvantaged teenage girls, which has changed the lives of hundreds of young women since it began ten years ago. Royalties for Jacinta’s second book, ‘Some Girls Do: My Life as a Teenager‘ , were donated to the program.
She regards her greatest achievement and highest joy as being a mother to two beautiful boys (Jasper 4 and Otis 2). Her writing on motherhood has resulted in some healthy debate including a story reminding us to celebrate the joy and privilege of motherhood, which every mother in Australia seemed to have an opinion on. She has recently launched a website - Mother Zen - to help “make motherhood easier”, and is writing a book of the same name.
This is Jacinta’s sixth year as an Australia Day Ambassador.