Dubbo's Australia Day 2015 ambassador is Janine Perrett, anchor of The Perrett Report on SKY NEWS Business and a regular panelist on Paul Murray LIVE.
Janine began her journalism career at the Melbourne Bureau of The Australian newspaper in 1979, before relocating to the Sydney office to work on the business desk in 1983.
In 1984 she was appointed the paper's London correspondent before moving to New York to take on the role in the US from 1985 to 1990.
During her time in the US she covered major news stories including presidential elections, the space shuttle disaster, armed conflicts in Haiti, Panama and Chile and the 1987 Wall Street crash.
When she returned to Australia, Janine accepted the role of deputy business editor at the Sydney Morning Herald.
In 1990 Janine joined the Nine Network's Business Sunday and Sunday programs.
Four years later she founded The Small Business Show, which she was involved with for its nine year run.
Janine has also worked as a guest presenter on ABC Radio and as a columnist for News Limited and the Sydney Morning Herald, before joining SKY NEWS in 2010.
She will deliver an official address at Dubbo's Australia Day ceremony at Victoria Park on Monday, January 26.
A free barbecue breakfast and entertainment by the Dubbo District Concert Band will be available from 7.30am with the official ceremony kicking off at 8.30am.
Mayor of Dubbo Mathew Dickerson will give a welcome address and announce the City's Australia Day Award winners, including Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year, Young Sportsperson of the Year and Services to Sports Award.
Cr Dickerson will also lead a naturalisation ceremony for 31 people from across 12 nations who will officially become Australian residents.