Jo Palmer presents “Southern Cross Nightly News” in Tasmania. Originally employed by Southern Cross Television in Hobart as a journalist, Jo has been presenting the evening news for 18 years. She is a former Miss Tasmania and in 1993 was awarded Miss Australia, the first Tasmanian woman to win the prestigious title since 1927. In 1993, Jo was awarded “Tasmanian of the Year” for her charity work, in particular her work with people with disabilities.
Jo is married to Professional Latin American dancer Andrew Palmer and has four children; Henry 18, Lily 16, Charlie 6 and Alfie 5. Jo is a prominent speaker at numerous Tasmanian charity and community events and is the Ambassador for a number of organisations including Tasmanian Clown Doctors, Care Australia “Walk in her Shoes” and National Reading.