Gazzo, Jane


    Jane Gazzo is an Australian television presenter, radio broadcaster and music journalist. In 2015, Jane celebrates 25 years of broadcasting. Jane was brought up in Melbourne where she studied Arts, Media and Drama at La Trobe University. On finishing her degree she joined Britain's Q magazine as a foreign correspondent submitting monthly gossip stories. Jane’s impressive broadcasting career began at the age of 16 at Melbourne radio station 3RRR-FM. She then went on to present nationally on Triple J and became a popular name in the 1990’s co-hosting ABC-TV cult TV show ‘Recovery’. In 1999, Jane left Australia to try her luck overseas. She landed a radio gig at London radio station X-FM, working alongside Ricky Gervais and Russell Brand. She later joined parent radio station Capital FM, and in 2003, moved to the BBC to host ‘Jane Gazzo’s Dream Ticket’ on respected station BBC 6Music. During her time in London she also hosted various TV shows for the BBC, ITV and MTV UK. She also worked for Courtney Love in a strange stint as Love’s personal assistant in 2000. Jane returned to Australia in 2007 to take up a role on Foxtel’s Channel [V] as a full time music presenter - which included reporting from the ARIA Red Carpet, Future Music Festival, Soundwave, Big Day Out, Splendour in the Grass Festival and hosted important music events such as the Australian leg of Live Earth (concerts for climate change) and Sound Relief (for fire and floods). In 2013 she moved to the MAX music channel. In June 2009, Jane was voted the 24th Sexiest Woman in the World by Australian FHM Magazine. (She also made the Top 100 list in 2010 and 2011.) In 2011 and 2012 Jane was nominated for an ASTRA Award for Favourite Female TV Personality on subscription television alongside Sarah Murdoch, Charlotte Dawson, Shaynna Blaze and Donna Hay. In her lengthy career, Jane has had the pleasure of interviewing artists as diverse as Lionel Richie,  Slash, Jessie J, Mark Ronson, The Chemical Brothers, Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal, David Hasselhoff, Rick Astley, Calvin Harris,  30 Seconds to Mars, Molly Meldrum, Queens of the Stone Age, Marilyn Manson, Placebo, Paramore, Thom Yorke, Sir Elton John, Prodigy, Good Charlotte and Kylie Minogue. Jane lives in Redfern, Sydney with her husband and son.

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