Jenny-May Clarkson is a New Zealand netball player, sports commentator, and television presenter. She played for the Silver Ferns from 1997-2002. She was vice-captain in 2001 and represented the Silver Ferns at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Clarkson replaced Daniel Faita as presenter of the TVNZ 1 Breakfast News in September 2019.
Jenny-May Clarkson Personal Life
Jenny was born on 9 April 1974 in Te Kuiti, New Zealand to Waka Coffin and Paddy Coffin. Clarkson was the youngest of six siblings. She was raised in Piopio, a town nestled between the Waitomo Caves and the Taranaki Coast. Her father’s parents were Charlie Coffin, a Pakeha, and Harata, a Maori.
While growing up Jenny developed an interest in netball. In 1994, she was enrolled in police training and soon began working as a policewoman.
Jenny-May Clarkson Career
She played for the Silver Ferns from 1997-2002. She was vice-captain in 2001 and represented the Silver Ferns at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. She played 26 matches for the Ferns before retiring from international netball at the end of 2002.
She has played in the New Zealand domestic netball leagues since 1995 and in the National Bank Cup since 1998. She started playing for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic in 1998 and was named captain in 2000.
She left the Magic in 2004 after retiring to work as a TVNZ sports presenter. She returned to netball in 2006 and played in the national championships before becoming captain of the Auckland Diamonds in 2007.
When the National Bank Cup was replaced by the ANZ Championship in 2008, Coffin signed a two-year deal with Southern Steel. However, she resigned from the team after the first season to focus on her television career. Coffin announced her return to netball in October 2009, signing with the Northern Mystics for the 2010 ANZ Championship season.
She first joined TVNZ in 2005 as a netball commentator for ONE Sport’s National Bank Cup. In March of that year, she was announced as a weekend sports host and weekday sports producer. In 2006, she regained her role at ONE Sports and rejoined the volleyball commentary team.
In 2007, she played for the net team Auckland Diamonds. She presented sports on TV One on Mondays and Tuesdays and commented on some of the National Bank Cup games. She was a news anchor on TVNZ 7 before TVNZ closed the station.
Clarkson replaced Daniel Faita as presenter of the TVNZ 1 Breakfast News in September 2019. In August 2020, she cast Hayley Holt to direct alongside John Campbell.
Jenny-May Clarkson Controversy
In April 2018, after the Silver Ferns failed to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games, broadcasters’ comments about the black dress pride of current captain Katrina Rore were criticized as too harsh.
Jenny-May Clarkson Scam
In May 2023, Clarkson was sent a series of ” disturbing” posts. She shared screenshots of some of the posts on her Instagram page, which include fake headlines like “TV host’s career in jeopardy: scandalous past finally exposed” and photoshopped images of her arrest.
Jenny-May Clarkson Net Worth
Clarkson has a net worth of $890K. She has gathered her net worth by being a former netball player, sports commentator and television presenter.
Jenny-May Clarkson Relationship
In February 2015, Clarkson met Dean Clarkson, a truck driver, for the first time. The duo got married on 6th October 2015 after being in a relationship for 11 days. The couple welcomed their twin sons, named Atawhai and Te Manahau, in 2016. Clarkson also adopted Dean’s two daughters named Libby-Jane and Leah.
Jenny-May Clarkson Education
There is no information present publicly about Clarkson’s educational qualification so we cannot assume anything about her educational qualification.
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Jenny-May Clarkson Physical Stats
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Jenny-May Clarkson Wiki/Bio
|Full Name||Jenny-May Clarkson|
|Date Of Birth||9 April 1974|
|Age||49 (as of 2023)|
|Birthplace||Te Kuiti, New Zealand|
|Profession||netball player, sports commentator, and television presenter|
|Parents||Waka Coffin, Paddy Coffin|
|Siblings||Alicia Coffin, David Coffin|
|Spouse||Dean Clarkson (m. 2015)|
|Children||Sons- Atawhai and Te Manahau|
Stepdaughters- Libby-Jane and Leah
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