Jeff Watson is a broadcaster, author and journalist with 40 years in the business. He started his career as a newspaper reporter in England, moving to BBC radio and then television as a reporter and news presenter with ATV (now Carlton Television).
Special reporting assignments included a stint in the Middle East during the Cyprus emergency, and Libya during the takeover by General Gaddafi.
Jeff Watson moved to Australia in 1971 and has since contributed to such programs as This Day Tonight, Four Corners, Towards 2000 (a program which he devised in 1979), Holiday, Sixty Minutes, Beyond 2000 and Getaway In 2001, he became motoring and aviation editor of Channel 9's Today programme.
In 1980 Jeff set up his own production company which has specialised in making documentaries on aviation.
Jeff was executive producer of The World Tonight program with Clive Robertson and presented a weekly segment on classic cars (My Car) which has now emerged as a documentary, Classic Cars in Australia.
He has written and presented a number of corporate videos and clients include Conzinc Rio-Tinto, Mobil, Pacific Power, Landcom, Apple, IBM, Mercedes- Benz, National Bank, Audi, Telecom, Toyota, Telstra, Hyundai, Qantas and Westpac. In 1992-3 he presented a series of television commercials for the NSW Electricity Commission and a survey conducted among viewers by the advertising agency Kazoo showed that he has a credibility rating of 90%. In 2004 he presented a series of commercials for Queensland Tourism and has just made a film on carbon dioxide storage for a consortium of American mining companies.