|Personal Information Summary
|Birthday / Date of Birth / Jacqueline Felgate Age
|July 31, 1982. As of 2024, she is around 42 years old.
|Wedding & Marriage / Husband / Spouse / Partner
|Married to Michael Felgate. Check the full bio for relationship details.
|How tall is Jacqueline Felgate?
|She stands tall at 5 feet 3 inches.
|Children / No. of Kids
|Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race
Jacqueline Felgate (maiden name Jacqueline Freegard) is an Australian reporter & journalist who is mostly known for her work with the Channel 7 News network.
Early Life, Parents and Family :
- Jacqueline grew up in rural Victoria & was a self-confessed daddy’s girl for most of her life.
- An avid horse rider from a young age, she initially considered taking up a career in the equestrian field but quickly realised it was more of a hobby for herself.
Education : Qualifications, High School & College Info
- Felgaye attended the Tintern Girls Grammer School. Teachers described her as being a bubbly girl, and a big fan of animals.
- After high school, she was accepted into the University of Melbourne where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.
- She has said that her time at university was her first time away from home for an extended period of time, and she was quite homesick initially.
Jacqueline Felgate Family : Husband & Children
- Jacqueline met Michael Felgate in 2009, who at the time was working as a sports reporter for Channel 7 News. Currently, Michael is well-known as being the presenter for Channel 10 Melbourne Cup.
- The two married in an intimate Melbourne ceremony in 2011.
- In 2013, Jacqueline gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Madison Felgate. This was followed by another daughter, Georgia, in 2017.
- Jacqueline has said that her pregnancies were both what would be considered easy, and she tried to remain as fit as possible throughout them to aid her after the birth of her kids.
- She has stated that she was still running every day right up until the 30th week during both of her pregnancies.
- Now that her daughters are growing up, she has said that she is starting to replace her running with a glass of wine at the end of the day as a way of having some ‘me time.’
Jacqui Felgate House :
- Jacqui and her husband Michael Felgate bought a four-bedroom Bayside house in March 2014 for $1.365 million. Seven years later, they listed their home for a price range of $2.25m to $2.35m. The couple had worked with local renovation business Overhall Your Property to upgrade their property.
Profession : Career, Salary and Net Worth
- In January 2003, Jacqueline managed to secure a job as a copy-girl for Channel 7, which was the start of a long professional relationship.
- In 2005, she moved on to a journalist cadetship that also led to her becoming the Herald Suns State Political Reporter in that same year.
- In Jan 2007, she moved to doing freelance television work for the network.
- It wasn’t until February 2012 that she received her first permanent on-air role, as a member of the Melbourne Seven News Team.
- Currently, she is still with Channel 7, and works as their afternoon news presenter during weekdays. She is also responsible for the 6PM news reading.
- In 2022, she started hosting Seven’s lifestyle show The House of Wellness, alongside Jo Stanley, Luke Darcy and Luke Hines.
Interesting Facts and Trivia :
- In June 2015, Felgate became a YouTube sensation after the camera went to air without her realising and she was shown all around Australia just staring off into space and fiddling with her hair.
- After producers prompted her, she launched into the news report after a minute, but had her terror time when she realized her reactions turned into numerous memes.
- Her work with Channel 7 has led to her receiving the prestigious Melbourne Press Club Quill Award.