Jenny-May Clarkson did her first sports commentary in 2001, the same year she became vice-captain of the Silver Ferns netball team. Clarkson has gone on to work in various roles for TVNZ as a reporter, sports commentator, newsreader and Breakfast presenter. She also spent a decade helping present Māori Television sports show Code, and did a stint as a newsreader on news channel TVNZ 7. In 2003 she competed on Celebrity Treasure Island. She has also worked as a police officer, as assistant coach for netball's Northern Mystics, and has mentored young athletes through organisation High Performance Sport NZ.
I've worn the Silver Fern, I've travelled the world but nothing else beats it. I want my boys to be able to walk in both worlds. Jenny-May Clarkson, on learning te reo as an adult, The NZ Herald, 18 April 2017