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More changes for Melbourne News with Jane Bunn replacing Jo Silvagni on Seven

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Jane Bunn image - supplied/Seven

Jane Bunn
image - supplied/Seven

Melbourne's news scene is undergoing another change with Meteorologist Jane Bunn joining the Seven News Melbourne bulletin replacing the popular Jo Silvagni.

The changes come just a week after Network Ten promoted Candice Wyatt to a newsreader role on it's bulletin. 

Jo Silvagni, who joined Seven News in January when Giaan Rooney took maternity leave, will remain with Seven Melbourne in a "broad presenting role".

Jane holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Graduate Diploma of Meteorology and a Graduate Certificate in Journalism.

Raised in Melbourne, she has worked as a forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology, and she also has extensive experience presenting weather on TV for The Weather Channel, ABC News, ABC News 24 and WIN News.  

In announcing the decision today the Seven Network stated "Together with Network Meteorologist David Brown, who reports on the weather for Seven’s national news bulletins throughout the day, Jane’s appointment ensures that Seven News will provide Melburnians with unrivalled weather coverage."

Jane will begin on air with Seven News Melbourne on Monday December 8.

Giaan Rooney will continue to present the weather report for Seven News on weekends.

Jane Bunn is a qualified meteorologist from Melbourne with an infectious enthusiasm for talking about the weather. 

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 Williamtown Base.

Jane Bunn - gained a huge following with viewers during her time on Win News image copyright - WinTV

Jane Bunn - gained a huge following with viewers during her time on Win News
image copyright - WinTV

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 proved hugely popular.

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.

More recently she has presented the weather report for ABC News 24 and the ABC’s primary 7pm news bulletin in Melbourne. 

Jane also has a Graduate Certificate in Journalism from Charles Sturt University, and she maintains a strong social media presence through her Twitter account, @janesweather.

She is married and lives in Melbourne.

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