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Celebrity style Ali Jones!

Celebrity style Ali Jones!

The only South Islander to make it onto self professed, style guru David Hartnell’s best-dressed woman list at the weekend was Ali Jones.

Aucklander’s have started taking notice of Ali Jones since CTV launched Southern Week (a weekly half hour news magazine show) in the Auckland television market 6 weeks ago.

Kimberleys Fashions (also Christchurch based) have given Ali a bold injection of style with, ensuring this leading Southern lady continues to capture the headlines.

Ali Jones is a career broadcaster. Her love of television came naturally and was born out of years of experience first as a stage manager at Christchurch's Court Theatre and then as a floor manager for TVNZ. Ali Jones got notice and after successfully auditioning for the regional news programme The Mainland Touch, because the youngest ever TVNZ presenter at just a day or so over 21 years of age.

A Southern Woman with loads of energy, Ali combined her television role with co-hosting a popular breakfast radio show Classic Rock 93FM taking out the Young Broadcaster of the year aware in 1990.

Career highlights include music and entertainment i/v’s with Tina Turner, Meatloaf, Ben Elton, Melissa Etheridge, Crowded House and Billy Birmingham - he's the "12th man" in case you didn't know. "I have never laughed so much as when we interviewed him, we (the radio breakfast team) knew all the scripts and the voices. It was a blast, my face ached for days afterwards."

Married with two delightful children, Ali is back on camera in Christchurch for CTV, presenting the nightly news and Southern Week.

“I thoroughly enjoy what I do, it's like putting on a comfortable pair of shoes or a favourite old jacket, and being able to stay in Christchurch to do it is fantastic," Ali says.

You can see Ali on CTV News, weeknights, 5.30pm, 6.45pm, 9.30pm and on Southern Week, at 8.00pm Saturdays and Sundays, 3.30pm Sundays, Triangle Television Auckland Saturdays at 6.30pm and Ch9 Dunedin 5.30pm Saturdays and Sundays.

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