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James Tobin
Born1979 or 1980 (age 43–44)
Other namesJesse[1]
OccupationTelevision presenter
Years active2004–present
EmployerSeven Network
Known for

James Tobin (born 1979 or 1980)[2] is an Australian television presenter.

Tobin is currently the weather presenter on Weekend Sunrise and a reporter on Sunrise.


Tobin worked on Nickelodeon Australia's Saturday Nick Television (SNTV), a children's Saturday morning show which led to hosting and participating in many other Nickelodeon programs and special events. Tobin also worked in music and radio at 2Day FM, Mix 106.5, 2WS, Captain Cooke Productions and MTV.

In 2004, Tobin joined the Seven Network, and began hosting the children's game show Go Go Stop until 2008, which had school students competing across a floor of plasma screens and answering multiple choice questions.

In 2005, he co-hosted Seven's The Big Arvo, where he worked on location and on set covering every activity from cartooning to bull riding. He spent a week in a remote Australian place living and learning from an Aboriginal community.[3] The show was axed at the end of 2005. Also in 2005, Tobin began hosting music TV show, Allphone's Eclipse Music TV on Saturday afternoons at 12 midday on the Seven Network.

In 2008, Tobin was appointed as the Entertainment Reporter for Sunrise, reporting on the latest music and movie reviews. He replaced Molly Meldrum and Jono Coleman. In 2009, he was a contestant on the 8th season of Dancing with the Stars. He also appeared in an episode of All Saints as a coma victim.

In October 2009, Tobin was announced as weather presenter of Weekend Sunrise while also regularly filling in for weekday Sunrise weather presenters Grant Denyer, Edwina Bartholomew and Sam Mac. During May to June 2011, Tobin presented weather across both Sunrise and Weekend Sunrise for 30 consecutive days whilst Denyer was on paternity leave.

In April 2010, Tobin was the runner-up to Firass Dirani in the Cleo Bachelor of the Year. He is also an ambassador for Father Chris Riley's "Youth Off The Street's Get Reel" program. James has also hosted the second series of the Australian lifestyle television show No Leave, No Life.

In April 2013, it was announced that James will be the new host of Beauty and the Geek Australia.[2]

In January 2020, Tobin joined Better Homes and Gardens as a presenter covering Motoring and Technology.[4]

Personal life

In October 2023, Tobin announced he's engagement to partner, Farrah.[5]


  1. ^ "Jesse Tobin". Williamson Management. Archived from the original on 31 December 2006.
  2. ^ a b "TV and Radio Beauty and the Geek gets weatherman host". Sydney Morning Herald. Australian Associated Press. 26 April 2013. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. The 33 year old announced on Sunrise on Friday ...
  3. ^ "The Big Arvo". Sydney Morning Herald. 5 May 2005. Archived from the original on 31 March 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Sam Wood, Melissa King and James Tobin join Better Homes and Gardens". Better Homes and Gardens. 3 February 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Sunrise star announces major personal news: 'We couldn't be happier'". 7NEWS. 30 October 2023. Retrieved 30 October 2023.