Jennifer McAsey

Jennifer McAsey has been a journalist for more than 30 years, working in print, broadcast media, film and as a lecturer and communications specialist.

She began her career in Victoria, working for the ABC and then for The Age, before being transferred to Sydney to work as the newspaper’s bureau chief.

She spent two years lecturing at Western Sydney University, and then more than 15 years as a senior journalist at The Australian newspaper, working as a feature writer, section editor and later specialising in sport. She has won numerous awards for her coverage of sports including the AFL, athletics and netball.

In 2009 Jennifer was appointed General Manager, Communications, at the Swans, utilising her expertise to enhance media coverage of the club.

For the past five years years she has been a freelance researcher and writer, and most recently wrote the coaching memoir for former Sydney Swans coach, Paul Roos.

‘I feel privileged to support Tania, Colin and Mitch as they carry on the work that Cooper started. It’s impossible not to be inspired by Cooper’s incredible bravery in the face of his illness, and his extraordinary selflessness to raise funds for sarcoma research, even though he knew it may not help him. Sarcoma is a devastating illness and it’s crucial that we provide the experts with all the resources they need to find treatments that will improve outcomes in the future.’