|Born||6 July 1972
In late 2003, Tracy Bartram resigned from Fox FM and Stanley was asked to join a new breakfast show. Jo joined the new Breakfast show titled Matt, Jo and Benno with the Fabulous Adam Richard with Matt Tilley, comedian Chris Benno Bennett and Adam Richard. Chris Benno Bennett left a couple of months into the year due to other commitments and the show was later renamed The Matt & Jo Show. When it ended in November 2013, the show was the number 1 breakfast show in Melbourne with more listeners than any other breakfast show and had led the FM share for more than 40 surveys (5 years).
Before radio, Stanley performed live with a Melbourne comedy group The Toasted Marshmallows, which later changed its name to The Gorskys. The Gorskys also featured Liam Cody and Chris Tomkins of Man Bites God. She also performed live with Jodie J Hill in a number of Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows and has appeared on Thank God You're Here.
In 2006, Stanley was a panellist for the Nine Network show Clever (hosted by Georgie Parker). Jo has also participated in other game shows including Temptation, Australia's Brainiest Kid, and Bert's Family Feud.
Stanley was also the co-host of the now cancelled series Yasmin's Getting Married, which aired for only four episodes on Network Ten, where she was joined by Ryan Phelan. Stanley also appeared on "Good as Gold" on the Seven Network with Mikey Robins which goes through a genre over the past 50 Years of Television.
In late 2008, she appeared in a short film called Corrections.
Currently 1/3 of the FOX FM Weekend breakfast team with Michael Beveridge and Byron Cooke broadcasts nationally around Australia every Saturday and Sunday morning from 7-9am
Stanley attended Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School and Donvale Christian School.
Her real maiden name is Bailey, which she changed to avoid confusion with fashion expert Jo Silvagni (née Bailey) and hairdresser Joh Bailey. She is also a supporter of the Collingwood Football Club which plays in the Australian Football League. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Monash University, where she majored in drama and theatre studies.
In August 2008, Stanley announced that she and husband Darren McFarlane are expecting their first child.
In March 2009, Jo gave birth to daughter Willow.
Stanley is a stage name for Jo with her surname being that of her husband Darren McFarlane.
- "The Matt and Jo Show" radio program, Fox FM, 6 July 2006 (podcast)
- JO STANLEY soon to open the curtains for SHORT & SWEET Series 2