Jenny-May Clarkson

Jenny-May Clarkson is New Zealand’s golden girl. A former police officer, Jenny-May is best known for being a Silver Fern from 1997 to 2003. Her international netball career led her to netball commentary in 2003 during the Netball World Championships and has since worked as a journalist for TV1 Sport and currently as a presenter on the 1 NEWS sport desk. In addition to her TVNZ 1 sports presenting role, she works as an assistant coach for the Northern Mystics and shares her vast sports experience as a one-on-one life advisory role for young athletes at High Performance Sport NZ (HPSNZ).

Despite building a successful career it is her personal life that Jenny-May values most. Finding true love later in life and following a whirlwind romance, she married Dean Clarkson in 2015. Shortly after, Jenny-May and Dean were blessed with twin baby boys Atawhai and Te Manahau to complete their family, which also include two stepdaughters.

Despite her celebrity status, Jenny-May has high integrity, maintains a ‘realness’ and stays true to who she – a proud Maori girl who grew up in the King Country. Jenny-May’s links to her Maori heritage remain strong, so much so that she only talks to her sons in Te Reo.

Juggling a successful career and ensuring her family comes first, Jenny-May with a love of animals (she originally have dreams of becoming a vet) still manages to find time to support animal welfare. In her ‘spare’ time, Jenny-May enjoys cross fit, and always up for a challenge, Jenny-May is currently working on conquering her fear of ocean swimming. Extremely social, it comes as no surprise that Jenny-May enjoys spending time entertaining family and friends at home, ideally with a glass of Moet & Chandon in hand!

Available for:

  • Emcee
  • Guest appearances
  • Endorsements where appropriate
  • Voice overs