Jean Kittson

Masters Of Ceremonies

About Jean Kittson

Jean Kittson AM is an author, public speaker, actor and comedian.

Jean came to national attention on ABC TV’s 'The Big Gig', followed by Let the Blood Run Free, Kittson Fahey, Good News Week, the Glasshouse, Flat Chat, The Einstein Factor, and many more. She is also known for her comedy debates for the ABC, Channel 9 and Channel Ten.

She recently appeared with Denise Scott and Matt Okine on Mother and Son.

She also recently appeared alongside Krew Boylan, Rose Byrne, and Celeste Barber in the Australian film Seriously Red.

She has twice been a guest on Andy Lee’s The One Hundred.

She was a participant on Celebrity Apprentice 2022.

She is a regular panellist on ABC 702 radio drive program, Thank God It’s Friday and a weekly panellist on Today Extra, Nine Network.

She has conversed twice with Richard Fidler on Conversations, presented twice for Women of Letters events and was invited to speak about menopause at the National Press Club.

She has been a regular columnist with New Weekly, Sunday Telegraph, the Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney Magazine, Inspire Magazine, the Readers Digest Health Smart Magazine and the online magazine, The Hoopla.

She is the author of three books, ‘Tongue Lashing’ and the best seller, ‘You’re Still Hot to me, the Joys of Menopause’.

Her latest book, also a best seller, ‘We Need to Talk about Mum and Dad’ was published by Pan Macmillan.

She was a founding Director of the National Cord Blood Bank, the inaugural chair of the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (AGCF) and a founding Ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Australia.

She is currently the Patron of Palliative Care Nurses Australia, and an Ambassador for the Macular Disease Foundation, the Australian Gynaecological Foundation, the Raise Foundation and Taldumande Youth Services.

In 2023 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia. (AM)

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