Jane Bunn is a highly credentialed meteorologist with an infectious enthusiasm for the weather. As Channel 7 Melbourne’s resident weather forecaster and presenter, Jane is featured on the 6pm and 4pm News, as well as special national bulletins and events.
One of Jane’s crowning glories was her appointment as a Moomba Monarch in 2019, a huge honour and a dream come true. Jane has featured as a regular host of Channel 7’s coverage of the Moomba Parade, as well as hosting their annual Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal and co-hosting the lifestyle and leisure show The Great Weekend.
2023 sees Jane release her evocative children’s picture book, Storm. Illustrations of Young Jane and her childhood dog, Stampy take readers through the ins and outs of storm safety and the science behind storms.
Jane is Founder and CEO of Jane’s Weather (janesweather.com), helping Australian farmers make decisions to take advantage of the weather, with their unique Consensus Forecast and Alerts Service.
With a Bachelor of Science degree from Monash University (majoring in Atmospheric Science and Mathematics), Jane was one of nine students from around Australia selected in 2006 to undertake a Graduate Diploma of Meteorology provided by the Bureau of Meteorology. As part of her studies she also spent a semester at Pennsylvania State University, one of the leading meteorology schools in the US.
After graduation, Jane was appointed as a forecaster with the BOM – posted initially to the Sydney office and later to Canberra as well as the RAAF’s Williamstown Base.
In 2008 Jane joined The Weather Channel as the morning meteorologist, before moving on to WIN News to explain the highs and lows of regional Victoria’s weather, where she gained huge popularity.
As a weather consultant, Jane also provides advice to farming communities throughout Victoria, as well as the Country Fire Authority, the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and a large number of organisations in the agricultural sector.
Before working at Channel 7, Jane presented the weather report for ABC News 24 and the ABC’s primary 7pm news bulletin in Melbourne. Jane has a Graduate Certificate in Journalism from Charles Sturt University and was also the resident weather forecaster and presenter on 3AW’s weekday Breakfast show.
A snow and skiing enthusiast, Mt Buller named one of their ski runs the ‘Bunn Run’ in Jane’s honour.
Jane is a proud Ambassador of the AFL and AFLW’s St Kilda and is often at the games when her beloved Sainters are playing.
As a passionate lover of animals, Jane is a proud RSPCA ambassador. She is also a supporter of the CFA and SES, and an ambassador for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Jane maintains a strong social media presence through her Twitter account @JaneBunn, Instagram @janebunnofficial and Facebook janebunnoffical and janesweather. Her website is www.janesweather.com.