• John Paul Janke & Narelda Jacobs The Point Co-Hosts (NITV)Source: NITV
The Network 10 presenter will join John Paul Janke at the forefront of NITV's flagship news and current affairs program The Point.
NITV Staff Writers

9 Aug 2021 - 7:45 PM  UPDATED 10 Aug 2021 - 3:53 PM

Whadjuk Noongar journalist Narelda Jacobs has joined NITV's The Point as guest co-host of the news and current affairs program.

Jacobs, who currently presents at Network 10, will front the program alongside John Paul Janke Tuesday nights on NITV and SBS from August 10.

Together, they will bring unique perspectives and analysis as NITV's team of journalists deliver the biggest stories of the week across Indigenous Affairs.

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Jacobs said the channel has been her extended TV family since early in 2020 when she was welcomed into the fold to present the January 26 Sunrise Ceremony.

"It was a dream to work alongside, JP Janke, with his encyclopedic knowledge of Indigenous issues. Now, instead of working with JP once a year, I get to take a front row seat to NITV’s flagship program with him every week!" she said.

"The Point, has long been my go-to for the biggest stories affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

"It’s an exciting time to be at the forefront of the conversations which are shaping our nation and I’m looking forward to working with the talented team of journalists and storytellers at NITV to elevate and celebrate our First Nations.”

John Paul Janke, who has been at the helm of the program since 2018 said he was excited about presenting alongside Jacobs.

"I'm really looking forward to working with one of the icons of Australian media and together bringing the stories, yarns, and issues affecting our First Nations communities," he said.

"Narelda brings a wealth of experience and I'm excited to have the opportunity to present with her."

NITV’s Head of Indigenous News and Current Affairs, Rhanna Collins welcomes Narelda. 

"We are looking forward to Narelda bringing her own unique experiences and expertise to the role," she said. 

“We’re going to miss our wonderful former co-host Shahni Wellington and thank her for the incredible contributions she has made to NITV, from her time in the capital as our Political Correspondent, to co-host of Big Mob Brekky and The Point.”

The Point returns at 7.30pm Tuesday on NITV and Facebook, followed by an 11.00pm encore on SBS, and is also available on SBS On Demand.