Tracee Hutchison is a Melbourne-based broadcaster, journalist and author with over 25 years experience in radio, TV and print.
Tracee currently broadcasts nationally (Australia) for ABC NewsRadio and internationally (Asia/Pacific) for Radio Australia. She presents a rolling news and current affairs program (7pm-10pm AEST) across Australia/Asia/Pacific with specialist focus on Asia/Pacific regional issues as well as breaking and developing stories from Australia and the world.
Tracee's broadcast career began at JJJ radio - where she launched the national youth network in 1989. Extensive media roles include: reporter/producer '7.30 Report' (ABC TV), opinion columnist 'The Age', co-host 'DIG TV' (ABC2), scriptwriter/talent producer ‘Rockwiz’ (SBS TV), Program Director/broadcaster 3RRR.FM, football panellist 'When Saturday Comes' (774/ABC Melbourne) and series producer of SBS TV’s music program ‘nomad’ (that discovered ‘silverchair’ in a national demo competition in 1994).
Tracee has worked on screen for every free to air Australian TV network and broadcast nationally and internationally for ABC radio – JJJ, ABC NewsRadio, Radio Australia (Asia/Pacific), ABC metro (Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin) and regional (Lismore). Tracee co-hosted ABC radio's national coverage of the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 2000 Paralympic Games.
Tracee has interviewed a wide-range of interesting folks - politicians, performers and activists including: Julia Gillard, UN High Commissioner Navi Pillay, Bob Brown, Bob Hawke, Peter Garrett, Neil Young, Nick Cave, Lou Reed, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, Sting, Daniel Johns, Tom Jones, Eric Bana, Patti Smith, Chrissy Amphlett, Archie Roach,
Ruby Hunter, Mandawuy Yunupingu, Judith Durham, Paul Kelly and Slim Dusty... to name a few!
Additionally, Tracee wrote, produced and starred in her solo stage production – ‘I Forgive Catriona Rowntree’ – at the 2005 Melbourne Fringe Festival to a sell-out season and critical acclaim.
Tracee has MC’d a range of major events including; World Environment Day celebrations at Melbourne’s Federation Square in front of 100,000 people, the Social Enterprise World Forum, The Homeless World Cup, the Earthwatch Institute, the City of Melbourne, the Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre 20th anniversary and fundraisers for the Wilderness Society, Amnesty International and the Mirabel Foundation
Tracee is the author of three books; an Australian music anthology called 'Your Name's on the Door' and two fundraising cookbooks for the children’s charity 'The Mirabel Foundation' featuring the favorite recipes of Australia's best-loved comedians and musicians - 'Laughing Stock' and 'Rock Chefs for Mirabel'.
Tracee is also a qualified Civil Celebrant.
Pic: Sam Karanikos