Janine Perrett began her journalism career at The Australian newspaper in 1979 and during the 1980’s worked in London and New York as a foreign correspondent for that paper.
During the 1990’s she worked as a television reporter for the Nine Network on the Sunday and Business Sunday programs. She also founded The Small Business Show and was presenter of that program for its nine year run.
Since leaving Nine she has worked as a guest presenter on ABC radio and a columnist for News Ltd and the Sydney Morning Herald.
In 2007 she was awarded a Knight fellowship to study journalism at Stanford University in California for a year.
From 2010 to 2019 she was a presenter on Sky News hosting numerous shows including The Perrett Report and The Friday Show..
In recent years she has written columns for The Sydney Morning Herald and Crikey, been a panelist on various broadcasts and a guest presenter of the ABC’s Media Watch program.