Jacinta Tynan

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Jacinta Tynan is an Australian news presenter and journalist. Tynan is a news presenter on Sky News Australia, where she has been since 2005.

She started her career as a snow reporter for Thredbo before working as a reporter/weather presenter with Win TV, Canberra.

Prior to joining Sky News Australia she worked at ABC Television, where she reported and presented for ABC News and the 7:30 Report. She was also the anchorwoman for the ABC's International satellite TV service, the Australia Network (formerly known as ABC Asia Pacific). Tynan was a reporter for ABC News in Darwin and was a relief presenter for Australia Television News. She reported for Today Tonight on the Seven Network, then worked as a producer for APTN and Access Hollywood in London.

She has a Bachelor of Communications from Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, majoring in broadcast journalism. During her studies she was a broadcaster with on-campus community radio station 2MCE-FM.

Jacinta also studied acting at the Vancouver Film School in Canada and has written and starred in two short films, one of which was selected as a Tropfest semi-finalist in 2001.

She also acted in The Vagina Monologues at Sydney's Ensemble Theatre and starred in Closer for the Darlinghurst Theatre Company.

Tynan is one of six children. Neither she nor any of her three sisters are married. In an interview on Today Tonight on 6 August 2007 she revealed that she has a fear of getting married, because her parents had a bad marriage.

She is the grand-niece of John O'Grady (Nino Culotta) who wrote the best-selling They're a Weird Mob.

Tynan is ambassador and a mentor for the Sister2Sister teenage mentor program with the Life Changing Experiences Foundation.

Jacinta and her partner Liam Timms have two sons, Jasper Jerome Pep Timms, who was born in October 2009 after Tynan went into labour while presenting the news on Sky News Australia and Otis Liam Francis Timms, who was born in May 2011.

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