Jo Stanley kicked off 2014 with a return to the airwaves in her new role as host of the Weekend Breakfast program broadcast nationally including Southern Cross Austereo’s Today Network. Jo said of her new venture: “Radio is my first love and passion. To be able to have some fun with such a huge national audience is very exciting. I look forward to easing the pain of weekend sports runs and hangovers all over the country.”
Jo Stanley has appeared on a number of television shows across such networks as ABC, Comedy Channel, Network Ten , Seven and the Nine Network. Since her discovery in a dingy Collingwood pub over 10 years ago, Jo has graced our screens as a regular panelist on Channel Ten’s The Project, The Circle, Good News Week, The Panel and Australia’s Brainiest Quiz Show, Channel 7’s SlideShow, Good as Gold, Thank God You’re Here, Sunday Brunch and Channel Nine’s Clever. Since December 2013, Jo can be seen making regular appearances as the fifth panelist on Network Ten’s latest offering – the newly formed breakfast show, Studio 10.
In 2007, after years of interviewing some of the worlds most prolific musicians, Jo decided it was time for her to try her hand at singing by signing up to appear on Channel Seven’s It Takes Two. Partnered with singer Antony Callea, they battled it out against other Australian celebrities making it all the way to the Grand Final where she finished in a highly respectable, second place, and more importantly had an absolute blast!
Jo Stanley has worked on a number of short films over the years which culminated in her setting up her own production company, Headspace. Headed up by director and producer Darren McFarlane, who coincidentally also happens to be married to Jo, Headspace currently has a number of projects under its belt, including an exciting television show currently in development that Jo is presenting and producing… watch this space!
Jo’s warm and infectious personality was clear to see when writing her weekly opinion column for Melbourne’s Sunday Herald Sun and more recently, her role as guest columnist in Sunday Life Magazine. Jo’s ability to make people laugh and tell a good story has led Stanley to write a novel for young girls called Introducing Cleo Roberts, targeted at girls aged 10-14 years, which will be published in 2015.
Whilst her warm and quirky sense of humour has won her legions of fans on the radio, so too has her work as an MC and host at corporate functions.
Jo Stanley is also an ambassador for the Ronald McDonald House, The Smith Family and Big Issue, a patron for The Lighthouse Foundation and supports the Salvation Army.