Jude is possibly the most recognisable face on TV in New Zealand, as she been constantly on our TV screens since 1998 when Sale of the Century started, the country's first prime time nightly quiz show which aired till 1993. Thereafter she hosted many lifestyle and magazine shows: Body and Soul, Open Home, Town and Country and NZ Living to name a few. In 1997 she anchored her own show for 5 years - 5.30 with Jude, and 5 o'clock with Jude Dobson. In 2002 she started her own production company making programmes about family life. Go to www.homegrowntv.co.nz for more info. The Homegrown series about various issues pertinent to parenting ran for three years. She has also produced a documentary about SIDS A Cot Death Inquiry and in 2006 and 2007 produced Nought to Five - a child development series for parents about the first years.
She is married with three children and her passion is making a difference for families and parents through various charities, her own endeavours and connecting with agencies in this area to learn /share more about this vital area.
She is the host of Family Health Diary and has her own column in The Aucklander newspaper, called Family Matters