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Jenny Woodward

From weather reports to theatre thoughts, Jenny Woodward sheds light on a life with many colourful seasons.

One day in 1975, Jenny Woodward’s family home was hit by a dangerous storm while she was inside. That same evening, she went to work to present the weather. Some 35 years later, Jenny is still presenting the weather to Queenslanders. Renowned for her style, dress sense and willingness to venture into the animal pavilion at the Ekka, in this episode “our” Jenny takes us behind the curtain to reflect on her career and this year’s success in bringing a lifelong aspiration, Weathering Well to fruition.

You can listen to the podcast episode below or download the transcript here.

Where I Belong is written and produced on Turrabul and Yaggera land by Wendy Love.
Museum of Brisbane acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land and pays its respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
Thanks to Dylan Ransom-Hughes for doing the final mix on this trailer. Special thanks to Louise Martin-Chew. Theme music by Blue Dot Sessions.
Additional audio in this episode is courtesy of Seven News and The State of Queensland, Department of the Premier and Cabinet as well as the ABC.

About Jenny Woodward

JENNY WOODWARD studied theatre in Toowoomba and worked as a performer before landing the role which has defined her professional life, presenting the weather for ABC News since 1986. In 2021 Jenny debuted a one-woman stage show called Weathering Well. This comedic autobiographical history of her life on screen for 35 years has received glowing reviews and is currently touring regional Queensland. Jenny lives in Brisbane’s west.

Jenny Woodward. Photo: Mark Cranitch.

About Wendy Love

WENDY LOVE (host + producer) is a journalist, audio producer, and storyteller who has worked in Australia and the United States. Born in California, Wendy was a reporter and producer for NPR affiliate Houston Public Radio (USA). Her work also aired on American Public Media’s Marketplace. She first came to Australia in 2003 and, in recent years, produced The Art Show for ABC’s Radio National and a blog relating stories of non-profit and social enterprises. Wendy lives in inner Brisbane, the longest place she’s ever called home.

Photo: Wendy Love.

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