TV presenter, journalist and author Liz Deep-Jones has been named Snowy Valleys Council’s Australia Day ambassador for 2019.
Ms Deep-Jones became a leading television identity in 1996 after establishing herself as an on-air journalist and presenter on SBS TV’s premier nightly national sports program, Toyota World Sports.
Her warm and bubbly personality made her an appealing and favoured television personality by the viewing public for close to 15 years.
She has met and secured many high profile interviews during close to 20 years of media coverage, including Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Prince Albert of Monaco, and various Australian Prime Ministers and Olympians.
“We are citizens of the world and we can all make a positive difference to the lives of others. You can achieve your dreams as long as you are persistent, passionate, hard-working and have fun trying to get there,” Ms Deep-Jones said.
She has produced the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards – the ‘Deadlys’, which recognised the achievements of Indigenous Australians in their chosen fields.
She created and produced the ‘Living Black Conversations’ program, which interviewed high profile guests about their lives and connection to Indigenous Australians.
For the Aljazeera network in Kuala Lumpar, in a freelance capacity, she produced Indigenous news stories from remote areas in Australia.
In addition to Australia Day, Ms Deep-Jones is also an ambassador for Harmony Walk, Walk 2 Better World and UNICEF.
In her role as UNICEF Australia Ambassador and former Sydney FC Ambassador, Ms Deep-Jones has hosted many charity events, donning shin pads and boots in celebrity soccer and cricket matches.
She has also hosted and supported charity events for the Starlight Foundation, Variety Club, Harmony Day Walk and Randwick Children’s Hospital.
She also enjoyed success as an author of the Lucy Zeezou teen novels.
One of her greatest passions is empowering young people. She encourages them to share and write their stories at her author talks and writing workshops, which she conducts at various schools across Australia.
Passionate about children’s rights, Ms Deep-Jones hopes to inspire young people to tap into their imagination and share their stories to build confidence and a belief that anything is possible.
Ms Deep-Jones will be present at Snowy Valleys Australia Day Awards ceremonies on Saturday January 26.