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Jason Herbison 1990-1992, 1998-2002, 2010-2011, 2012-
Roles: Scriptwriter, Storyliner, Story Producer, Series Producer, Executive Producer

Jason Herbison was born in 1972 and grew up through the 80s always preferring Dynasty and Dallas to Prisoner and Sons and Daughters. He even once wrote a letter to the crew of Prisoner and told them to make the sets much more appealing, as no one would go to Melbourne if they thought that’s what one of Australia’s capital cities was like. He changed his outlook on Aussie soaps in 1987 when Scott and Charlene began to take the world by storm.

He began working for Neighbours in 1990 as a storyliner under Ray Kolle, Don Battye and Valda Marshall – the hierarchy at the time. He stayed with the series permanently until 1992, after which he became a freelance writer for them as well as for other popular Australian series such as Home and Away, Pacific Drive and Always Greener.

As well as script writing, he also become a journalist, working for Inside Soap in 1994. He continued there for many years, while also producing content for All About Soap and TV Week between 1999 and 2003.

Jason continued as a journalist until late 2012, when he returned to Neighbours as Story Producer (later Producer) alongside Executive Producer, Richard Jasek. In early 2014, it was announced that he'd been given the top job of Series Producer. Since moving into the position, Jason has overseen and co-ordinated the returns of many loved characters, both permanently and recurring, including those of Hilary Robinson, Angie Rebecchi and Steph Scully. He was also responsible for episodes celebrating Neighbours' 30th anniversary and 7000th episode, as well as numerous disaster plots, including the tornado, the fire at Erinsborough High School and the boiler explosion at Lassiter's Hotel. He also continued to write occasional episodes, including the show's first three-hander in 2015. In early 2016, his job title changed to Executive Producer.

Profile by Matt