Jonathan Uptin

Jonathan Uptin (born 18 October 1971) is an Australian journalist. He is currently the weekend news presenter on Nine News Queensland.[1]

Jonathan Uptin
Born (1971-10-18) 18 October 1971
ResidenceBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
EducationCanberra University
OccupationNews presenter
Years active2000 present
EmployerNine Network


Uptin has worked across Australia on a number of different platforms. After completing a communications degree at the University of Canberra, Uptin began his media career at Channel Nine in Sydney as an assistant to the chief of staff, before working as a news reporter with Prime Television and radio station 2GZ.

Uptin then joined the Nine Network, at the time Channel 8, as a sports reporter before becoming a sports presenter at NBN Television in Newcastle.

In 2000, he returned to Darwin and was appointed weeknight presenter of Eight National News and continued in this role during the conversion to Nine News. In September 2017, Nine News Darwin ceased production from the local Darwin studios, and Uptin moved to Brisbane where was appointed the co-presenter of twelve regional Queensland and Darwin bulletins with Samantha Heathwood.[2] He remained in this position until February 2018, when a network reshuffle saw him move to presenting the weekend news on the metropolitan Nine News Queensland bulletin, as well as occasionally filling in for Wally Lewis on the sports segment.[1] He had previously occasionally filled in as weekend presenter on the bulletin, as well as on the national Weekend Today program.


  1. Butt, Phillippa (25 February 2018). "No more Jonathan Uptin on our weekday TV". NT News. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  2. Sorensen, Hayley (2 August 2017). "Jono ties up a new hot seat". NT News. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
Media offices
Preceded by
David Fidler and Theona Mitaros
Eight National News ↔ Nine News Darwin
Weeknight presenter

2000 - 2017
Succeeded by
Bulletin axed
Preceded by
Samantha Heathwood
Nine News regional Queensland and Darwin
Co-weeknight presenter with Samantha Heathwood

September 2017 - February 2018
Succeeded by
Paul Taylor
Preceded by
Darren Curtis and Alison Ariotti
Nine News Queensland
Weekend presenter

2018 - present
Succeeded by

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