My Family Album

The Sunday Herald Sun
September 24, 2006

Jennifer Hansen
Journalist/aspiring actor

AFTER 20 years with Channel 10 – most recently as newsreader – Jen is diversifying as a speaker, MC, media trainer and stage actor. She sums up the change this way: “1 used to be a battery hen, but now I’m a free-range chicken”.

Jen is in Sally McLean’s play, Chasing Pegasus, being staged at Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park, from October 3 to 7 as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival. She is married to Neighbours star Alan Fletcher and they have two children – Veronica, 11, and Tom, 8.

“Me (far right) as Mary in the kindergarten nativity play. Mum holds my sister, Jill, and my brothers, David and Stephen, look all ‘scrubbed up’. A photo booth shot (left) of me and (Triple M’s) Brigitte Duclos (at left) on an early independent bus outing from Brighton to Southland. A family shot (right) taken last Christmas,.”