Jeremy Fernandez Biography
Jeremy Fernandez is currently an Australian journalist and television news presenter with the ABC at the network’s Sydney bureau.
Jeremy Fernandez Age
Jeremy is 45 years as of 2021.
Jeremy Fernandez Height
Jeremy stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Jeremy Fernandez Family
His father is an Associate Professor in journalism at Curtin University in Perth. Details about her mother are not available.
Jeremy Fernandez Wife
He is married to former ABC Perth journalist Danielle Bowler who was still his high school sweetheart.
Jeremy Fernandez Daughter
Jeremy has one daughter whose name is still not known.
In February 2013, Fernandez was racially abused by a passenger on a Sydney bus for about 15 minutes while taking his two-year-old daughter to daycare. Another passenger intervened but was also approached by the assailant.
Fernández says the woman’s daughter physically abused his daughter.
“The woman’s daughter had cut and pinched my daughter from behind. It was a harmless no-brainer, but it made my daughter uncomfortable and confused. So I put my arm around her to protect her. The girl was still clinging to my arm. I turned around and said in a low voice, “That was my arm.”
The girl’s mother asked what was wrong with her and I told her what had happened. She denied that her daughter had touched me at all.
What happened next surprised me.
She started scolding me, accusing me of reaching behind our seats and touching her daughter. Of course she hadn’t done any of that. This accusation affected me a lot.
At this point, she was considering moving me to another location on the bus. However, the woman then began racial abuse that lasted the longest 15 minutes of my life. I thought, “What would Rosa Parks do?” She would stay. I have done it too, especially since 2013.
Fernández says other passengers offered their names and contact details to witness the incident after the woman and children got off the bus. Later he spoke to the bus driver, who said he should have moved. Fernández has referred to this incident as his “Rosa Parks moment.
Jeremy Fernandez ABC News
Initially, Jeremy worked with CNN International in London, UK as a writer and a producer before joining ABC. He presented programs on Australia Network and worked as a voice-over artist for Seven Network. He later joined ABC in 2000 working as a producer for ABC Local Radio.
In December 2012, he replaced Felicity Davey as ABC News NSW weekend presenter. Additionally, in December 2017, he started presenting ABC Late News in December 2017..
He joined the group of top journalists who covered the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in collaboration with Annabel Crabb in May 2018.
In August 2021, Jeremy guest-hosted Media Watch after Paul Barry was injured in a bicycle accident.
Jeremy Fernandez and Kumi Taguchi
Kumi Taguchi is an Australian journalist, broadcaster, and presenter of Japanese heritage Taguchi is currently the host of Insight on SBS.
According to https://www.smh.com.au during the ABC foyer closure in 2017, a journalist Jenna Price said ‘Yes, it was a shortcut for some, but for many, it was a destination to stare at ABC personalities including Jeremy Fernandez and Kumi Taguchi as they sat in the fishbowl studio at one end of the huge building’.
Jeremy Fernandez Salary
He earns an estimated annual salary ranging between $ 5,000 to $10,000.
Jeremy Fernandez Networth.
His estimated net worth is set to be between $1 million -$5 million.
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