ScreenTalk: Jeanette Thomas

Jeanette Thomas: From crime scenes to Good Morning to playing herself on comedy show Nothing Trivial


Broadcaster Jeanette Thomas is the host of TVNZ’s Good Morning show. Over the years Thomas has presented a range of other programmes including Crimescene5:30 with JudeJim’s Car Show and Target. She also cameoed as herself in the dramedy Nothing Trivial.

In this ScreenTalk, Thomas talks about:

  • The impact of a murder story on Crimescene
  • Being Jude Dobson’s sidekick on 5:30 with Jude
  • Co-hosting Jim’s Car Show despite knowing nothing about cars
  • Enjoying fronting Target for seven seasons
  • Her reactions to the hidden camera segment
  • Doing an initial short stint on Good Morning 
  • Her best and worst interviews on the show
  • Enjoying the chance to play herself on the comedy show Nothing Trivial

This video is available on YouTube to embed and distribute via a Creative Commons licence.

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