Tracee Hutchson has been a broadcast journalist, presenter and producer in radio and TV for 20 years. She's worked onscreen for every TV network except Channel 10 - straddling the chasm between SBS World News, Today Tonight and the Today Show - and broadcast extensively throughout Australia for ABC radio - initially at JJJ, where she was a key presenter for 5 years and launched the national Triple J network with the first broadcast from Melbourne in 1989. She's presented daily programs at 702/ABC Sydney, 774/ABC Melbourne, 8DDD in Darwin and 2NR in Lismore.
Tracee was Program Manager at Melbourne's influential community broadcaster 3RRR.FM from June 2002-April 2005, where she still presents a weekly program called 'The Word', focusing on social justice, environmental and political issues.
She is a weekly columnist for the Saturday Age Opinion page.
Her career highlights include covering the resumption of nuclear testing at Mururoa Atoll and filing under the influence of tear gas and stun grenades from a burning Tahiti airport for SBS TV World News, hosting the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2000 Paralympic Games from Stadium Australia for ABC radio and 'discovering' Silverchair in a national demo competition as Series Producer of the SBS TV music show 'Nomad' in 1994.
Tracee is the author of two books - the Australian Music Anthology 'Your Name's on the Door: 10 years of Australian Music' (ABC Books/1992) based on a radio series she produced and presented for JJJ, and 'Rock Chefs for Mirabel', a rock and roll cookbook featuring
over 30 of Australia's best-loved rockstars in full-flight in their kitchens - with all proceeds directed to the children's charity, The Mirabel Foundation, which she conceived and author/edited (see www.mirabelfoundation.com)
She is currently working on a sequel to 'Rock Chefs' - 'Comedy Chefs for Mirabel' will feature 20 of Australia's leading comics serving up meals from their kitchens to be published in November 2006.
In addition to her media work, Tracee wrote, performed - and sold-out! - her debut one-woman show 'I Forgive Catriona Rowntree', at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in September 2005. She staged a return season at Melbourne's prestigious Store Room in October 2005.
Tracee Hutchison's latest TV project was a weekly music program for the ABC - DIG TV - which she co-presented with Australian music legend James Reyne, Monday nights at 9pm on ABC 2.
Tracee Hutchison travels from Victoria Australia