Jacinta Parsons

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Jacinta Parsons is a radio broadcaster and writer from Melbourne, Australia who has worked at both community radio station Triple R and for both Double J (radio station) and ABC Radio Melbourne.[1]


Jacinta began broadcasting at community radio station Triple R in 2006 on the Australian music show, Local and/or General, celebrating emerging local musicians. During her time at Triple R she also hosted Dynamite, Detour and Breakfasters. In 2015, Jacinta moved to the ABC and joined the Double J team as the Music Director for ABC Local Radio. Jacinta moved to an on-air role at ABC Radio Melbourne as the co-host of the breakfast program with Sami Shah and then in 2020 as host of the Afternoon program and cohost of the Friday Revue with Brian Nankervis.[2]


Jacinta will release her debut memoir in September 2020, entitled Unseen.[3] The memoir explores living with Crohn's Disease and chronic illness for over 20 years.[4]


Jacinta was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 1997 and is an advocate for other people with the disease with Crohn's and Colitis Australia.[5][6]

Jacinta is an active member of the music and arts community and is a board member for Rollercoaster Theatre.[7]

She lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children.


  1. "Afternoons with Jacinta Parsons".
  2. "Jacinta Parsons Gets New Job". The Age.
  3. https://www.booktopia.com.au/unseen-jacinta-parsons/book/9781922400239.html?source=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-af6BRC5ARIsAALPIlWPWQ_4gyQOps_qUVudCcgSltyC3fb95DWcudNFcR9_PWnw--us_oIaAr3QEALw_wcB
  4. Parsons, Jacinta (2019-06-11). "Illness can morph you without your consent". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2020-08-30.
  5. https://www.google.com/search?gs_ssp=eJzj4tFP1zcsKE8rL8kqyzFgtFIxqDBLTDEzMbQEkhbmZkmmKVYGFaamZqbGRubmKQbJFmaWpl6yyUX5GXnqxQqJeSkKyfk5mSWZQHZpcUlRYk5mIgAORBn6&q=crohn%27s+and+colitis+australia&rlz=1C5CHFA_enAU916AU916&oq=Crohn%27s+&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j46j0l5.2732j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
  6. "Let's Talk About Inflammatory Bowel Disease".
  7. "Roller Coaster Theatre Board Members".

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