Jo Hall is arguably Melbourne's most distinguished and experienced female television reporter and presenter. She has forged a career in front of and behind the camera for 31 years and presented the Nine News weekend bulletins for the past 12 years. Jo began her journalism career with a cadetship on a Melbourne suburban newspaper, before joining Nine News as a junior reporter in 1979. In 1990 she was the first woman to win a prestigious Thorn Award (National Award for Journalism), and has become one of Melbourne's most popular presenters. Jo regularly undertakes duties for breast cancer charities, and is a patron of Bonnie Babes. She lives in Melbourne, has four children and is an avid Collingwood supporter.