Jana Wendt Bio, Wiki
Jana Wendt is an Australian Gold Logie award-winning television journalist, reporter, and writer. Beginning as a researcher for ABC, her television career started as a news presenter for the ATV-10 evening news.
Jana Wendt Age
She was born Jana Bohumila Wendt in Melbourne, Australia on May 9, 1956. She is 65 years old as of 2021.
Her actual height has yet to be revealed, but it will be updated as soon as her body measurements are released.
Jana Wendt Family
She was born to Czech parents who emigrated to Australia in 1949. However, not much is known about her parents as she has kept them of the limelight. We will be sure to update you once this information is available to us.
Jana Wendt Husband – Son
Wendt is happily married to producer Brendan Ward in 1984 and they have one son, named Daniel Ward.
Jana Wendt Career
She went on to be one of the first reporters on the Australian Nine Network’s edition of 60 Minutes in 1982, as well as filing stories for CBS 60 Minutes in the United States. Until 1993, she hosted A Current Affair on Nine, as well as Australian Dateline on SBS and Witness on Seven. She also appeared in a number of ABC programs. In 2003, she returned to Channel Nine to present Sunday.
Her departure from Nine was first rumored in June 2006, when the network revealed that its Sunday and Business Sunday programs will be combined. The network sought to replace Wendt with Ellen Fanning, according to leaks to the print media allegedly from high levels inside Nine and characterised by journalists as “ham-fisted.” Eddie McGuire, the CEO at the time, was accused of attempting to “white-ant” Wendt. She announced her departure from the Nine Network on September 1, 2006. According to news sources, she will be paid almost A$2 million in lieu of the remaining two and a half years of her contract.
The absence of Wendt on the debut of the Sunday program on September 3, 2006, prompted an outpouring of complaints that jammed the Nine Network’s switchboard. She was then fired from The Bulletin magazine’s regular “Lunch” column due to the magazine’s affiliation with the Nine Network; both were owned by the same parent firm, PBL.
Wendt decided to go on stage at the Seven Network’s 50 Years of Television presentation on September 12, 2006, just ten days after leaving the Nine Network, when she co-presented the News and Current Affairs part with Sydney news presenter Ian Ross, another former Nine Network employee.
At the 2018 Logies, Wendt presented the program 60 Minutes with the Logies Hall of Fame honor. Evert Ploeg’s painting of Wendt won the Packing Room Prize at the Archibald Prize in 2004. Her position as host of A Current Affair earned her a Gold Logie Award in 1992. She was unable to accept her prize since she was unable to attend due to responsibilities to A Current Affair, which is situated in Sydney, while the awards were being delivered in Melbourne. She gave the Andrew Olle Media Lecture for the second time in 1997.
A Matter of Principle, published by Melbourne University Press in 2007, and Nice Work, published by Melbourne University Press in 2010, are her two works. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (French, Honours) from the University of Melbourne in 1979.
Jana Wendt Salary
Her annual salary is estimated to range between $ 100,000 – $ 500,000.
Jana Wendt Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.