Today in the Confessional, host Sandy Lowres is chatting with acclaimed television producer and author Anita Jacoby, AM.
Anita has an extraordinary career across both print and television media and has worked with industry greats and on award-winning shows, including Enough Rope with Andrew Denton, The Gruen Transfer, Good Morning Australia, Today and 60 Minutes, as well as documentaries such as Angels & Demons and Chelmsford Hospital. During her distinguished career, Anita has won many awards – AACTAs, AFIs, an Order of Australia Media Award (60 minutes) and even a Logie Award.
In 2021, Anita received the Gold Distinguished Service Medal, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.
It’s no surprise then that Anita doesn’t do anything by halves. When her beloved father passed away, Anita realised she might not know all she thought about him and set about on a journey to uncover facts about her dad. She could never have predicted the story that was about to unfold. Anita tells the story of her father in her book Secrets from Behind the Screen: The Award-winning TV Producer’s compelling search for the truth. At the heart of this story is a daughter’s love for her father, and the moment she uncovers the human she hadn’t seen.
Anita shares her incredible wisdom about her career in the Australian TV Industry, as well as the captivating story that unfolds in her book.