The popular television personality Peter Overton is an English journalist and news reporter. Besides, he also worked for the current affairs program 60 Minutes for eight years as well as holding the positions at 2AU, Sky News Australia and the Seven Network in Adelaide. Peter works as a news reporter for the Nine News Sydney since January 2009.
Early Life and Education of Peter Overton
The Nine News Sydney’s news reporter Peter Overton was born on April 5, 1966, in Sydney, Australia. He was brought up in Longville, a suburb on the Lower North Shore of Sydney.
Overton attended the Lane Cove Public School and North Sydney Boys High School. Following his schooling, he went on to study at Macquarie University and graduated with a Bachelor of Economics.
Overton’s father, Dr. John Overton, was an Associate Professor of Anaesthesia at the University of Sydney and worked at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
Peter Overton's Professional Career
Peter Overton began his journalism career with Nine Network as a reporter for National Nine News. After that, he was appointed on National Nine News as a weekend sports presenter. Sometimes, he also presented weekend news bulletins and substituted on National Nine Early News and Today news for Sharyn Ghidella.
Peter and TV presenter Tracy Grimshaw also co-hosted Nine's coverage of the Thredbo disaster. He also worked as a reporter for the current affairs program 60 minutes for eight years. Besides, he also overtook the positions at 2AU, Sky News Australia and the Seven Network in Adelaide.
In January 2009 Peter Overton was appointed as a presenter for Nine News Sydney replacing Mark Ferguson.
Peter Overton's Personal Life
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Talking about his darling wife with Honey, he said,
"I thought, ‘I can't ask for more in a person. She loves me, she cares for me, she makes me happy – we get on so well'."
'We really did. We really do.'
Overton was previously married to his high school sweetheart Michael Willesee Jr. However, the couple divorced in 2000 without any specific reason. Following their separation, Overton began dating Jessica Rowe and got engaged in August 2003.
After that, the couple tied the knot on January 12, 2004. They welcomed their first child Allegra Overton on January 19, 2007.
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The pair faced problems conceiving children of their own in the initial phase of their marriage. Their second child Giselle Overton was born on April 9, 2009.
Peter Overton's Net Worth
Peter Overton has earned a good amount of net worth from his journalism career. He has been the employee of the Nine News Sydney since January 2009. His net worth is estimated to be more than $1 million.
Overton and his wife Rowe sold their three-bedroom cottage in Dudley Rd, Rose Bay for $2.5 million in 2009. Later, in 2015, the married presenters invested on Sydney's North Shore.
The two-bedroom apartment is located in the landmark 'Cammeray Towers' building having a breathtaking water view and a balcony. It's still a mystery how much the power couple paid for the property but the sales in the same block made between $800,000-$1.1 million.
Peter Overton: Charity Works
Peter Overton is also engaged in several charity events. He is a member of the MonSTaR Foundation, a charity raising money and awareness of motor neuron disease. Besides, Peter is also an ambassador for Special Olympics Australia, a not-for-profit organization which helps children and adults with an intellectual disability.