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Testimonials for Liz Deep-Jones
“It was so great to have you speak with such energy and passion. You inspired us with your personal story, and gave us a belief that anything is possible if we remain dedicated with a strong sense of self belief."
Sydney Boys High School
“Thank you so much for your amazing and inspirational visit!!! The students could not stop talking about your experiences, and really saw that 'life' gives them the experience to be a writer!! And that even 'cool' and 'hip' and 'sporty' people love to read and write!! We read through their stories as a group after you left and wow, young people have insights and some amazing stories!!"
JJ Cahill - Memorial High School
Fee Range: Up to $5000
Liz Deep-Jones's Biography
An establised journalist, television presenter, media commentator, producer, author and public speaker, Liz was the Executive Producer of SBS television's first locally produced national in-language news and current affairs program 'Mandarin News Australia'.
Liz made her foray into television in 1996, joining SBS to quickly become a popular identity as the presenter and journalist of 'Toyota World Sports', which she hosted for almost ten years. She became the first female jounalist to deliver sports news updates for SBS televisions 'On the Ball' football program and also created, produced and presented 'The Glamour Game' television segment on SBS which delved into the lives of famous footballers on the world stage.
Liz has a keen interest in news and current affairs, having reported for the indigenous national SBS news program 'Living Black', produced news stories for Aljazeera International television on the cane toad epidemic and the alarmingly high suicide rates in the Kimberley's indigenous community. she also produced the 2006 and 2009 Indigenous & Torres Strait Islander Awards better known as the Deadlys, broadcast at the Sydney Opera House and produced the 2007 and 2009 Australian Tennis Open highlights packages and features for overseas television networks and the Australia Tennis Open website.
From late October 2008 to mid January 2009, Liz enjoyed a 12 week stint as a sideline commentator on ABC tv's coverage of the new national women's football competition call the W-League.
Liz's career highlights include reporting on the 1998 FIFA Football World Cup in Paris and the Sydney 2000 Olympics where she met her idol Nelson Mandela. She has also met and interviewed many sporting greats and identities including Ian Thorpe, Grant Hackett, Pat Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt, John Newcombe, Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, cricketers Ricky Ponting and Shoaib Akthar, Olympic gold medalist triathlete Emma Snowsill, Real Madrid captain Raul, former Matildas captain Cheryl Salisbury and Julie Murray, former Socceroos coach Terry Venables, Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek, England rugby coach Martin Johnson, John Eales, George Gregan and Prince Albert of Monaco.
Liz has enjoyed guest appearances on many shows including Channel 10's 'The Panel' and Adam Spencer's breakfast radio show. She has produced and hosted the lifestyle segment 'In Focus' for the radio station 2RES and reported news and sport at JJJ radio.
During her career, Liz has also ventured into film with small roles including 'Mad Max Beyond Thunder Dome' and ABC television's 'The Cut'.
As UNICEF Australia Ambassador and sydney FC Ambassador, Liz regularly demonstrates her passion for sport andchildren's rights. she's donned shin pads and boots for charity cricket and football games, playing with the likes of Matilda's captain cheryl Salisbury and Kate Gill, cricket legends Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting, rugby league's Ryan Girdler, the Wiggles and former Socceroos coach/player Graham Arnold and Robbie Slater.
In September 2008 Liz released her debut book 'Lucy Zeezou's Goal', published by Random House, which became a best seller with great international success and achieving four reprints. Aimed at "the thousands of youong girls between 10 and 14 years old who are becoming involved in football", the reprints have been released with a photo of AC Milan football legend Paolo Maldini, endorsing the book along with the support of international football stars Christian Vieri and Gennaro Gattuso. The book also includes the inspirational stories of the national women's football team, the Matildas. Liz's second book 'Lucy Zeezou's Glamour Game' was released in 2010 to rave reviews.
In 2012 Liz became a friend of the National Year of Reading. As UNICEF Australia Ambassador, she is passionate about children's rights and determined to make a difference through her role as an author and public speaker. "Reading and writing plays an essential role in life. Through my author talks for the Love 2 Read program, I hope to inspire children to tap into their imagination and develop a greater appreciation of the joys of literature."
This professional yet down to earth MC has a warmth that puts audiences and guest speakers immediately at ease. With nearly twenty years experience in the media, Liz is highly competent and comfortable on stage either speaking from an autocue or working without a script. She has hosted functions for companies including Optus, Sydney Children's Hospital, Women in Television Awards and Sydney FC's Chairman's event. In June 2012 Liz hosted an informal afternoon tea for the Kalon Tripa (PM of Tibet) Dr Lobsang Sangay in Sydney.Liz believes that if you work hard, follow your passion and believe in yourself, anything is possible!