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Overton in 2012
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|Occupation||Nine News presenter|
|Children||Allegra & Giselle|
Peter Overton (born 5 April 1966 in England) is an Australian television journalist and news presenter.
Overton joined the Nine Network as a reporter for National Nine News and later was appointed weekend sports presenter on National Nine News in Sydney and fill in presenter for Ken Sutcliffe. He also filed weekday news updates from the newsroom during Brian Henderson's tenure as presenter of National Nine News in Sydney.
Overton occasionally presented weekend news bulletins, and substituted on National Nine Early News and Today news for Sharyn Ghidella. He also co-hosted Nine's coverage of the Thredbo disaster with Tracy Grimshaw.
In January 2009, Overton was appointed presenter of Nine News Sydney replacing Mark Ferguson following poor ratings. Ratings did not improve in his first week, with Nine dropping to fourth behind then-leader Seven, Ten and the ABC. However, after years of steady progress, Nine would later regain the ratings lead in the Sydney market.
Overton grew up in Longueville, a suburb on the Lower North Shore of Sydney. He went to Lane Cove Public School and North Sydney Boys High School. He graduated with a Bachelor of Economicsfrom Macquarie University.
In the mid-1990s, Overton married his childhood sweetheart, but their marriage ended in divorce in 2000.
Overton is a patron of the MonSTaR Foundation, a charity raising money and awareness of motor neurone disease. He is an ambassador for Special Olympics Australia, a not-for-profit organisation that supports children and adults with an intellectual disability.
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