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James
Bracey

Sky News presenter, producer and reporter.

Profile

James Bracey is one of the new generation of sports broadcasters in Australia.

James' real asset is his infectious energy and enthusiasm which comes through his love for sport and entertainment.

James has a unique ability to engage a crowd and also get the most out of anyone he interviews.

Current work

Jason is the host of Channel Nine's National Rugby coverage and Sports Sunday . He was also involved in Nine’s inaugural coverage of the Australian Open tennis this year and hosts their coverage of the State of Origin and the NRL Grand Final.

Previous experience

Games: Having started his career as a 19 year old at Sky News in 2004, James has since covered the 2012 London and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games and the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.

Hosting: James held a dual-hosting role with Foxtel and Sky News for the Vancouver, Delhi and London Games, which was recently awarded a Logie for Most Outstanding Sports Broadcast.

James has hosted many functions for the Australian Olympic Committee, Australian Commonwealth Games Association, State of Origin match functions and Wallabies Tests and was asked by Ian Thorpe to MC his much-publicised comeback announcement.

Feedback
On 15 September 2010, Sydney celebrated the 10th Anniversary of 'Best Games Ever'. The celebration of the milestone of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games generated media interest that exceeded expectations of the Australian Olympic Committee and its partners in the event, the Australian Paralympic Committee, Sydney Olympic Park Authority and the NSW Government. James Bracey and the team working with him from Sky News were an integral part of the broadcast of the event, providing live coverage throughout the whole day. Beginning at 6am, James brought bright enthusiasm to the celebration breakfast which kick-started the day, interviewing an array of athletes both from Sydney 2000 and those looking to qualify for London 2012. The day's action then took place out at Sydney Olympic Park and James worked tirelessly throughout the day interviewing key athletes from Sydney 2000 such as Cathy Freeman, Andrew Gaze and Ian Thorpe who were there to help celebrate the anniversary. James' in-depth knowledge of the athletes and his ability to make them feel comfortable in their interviews was paramount to the success, not only of Sky's coverage, but of the day as a whole. With the athletes having a number of commitments throughout the day it was important to keep the interviews running smoothly but also to be able to adapt to last minute changes, both of which James and his team did effortlessly. During the afternoon, James joined with Susie O'Neill to host the Volunteers' Reunion at the RAS Arena. His interaction with this colourful group of people was an asset to the organisers of the event. He was both informative and entertaining and helped make the day of the 5,000 volunteers who had gathered to reminisce about the Games. The Australian Olympic Committee is respectful of the hard work and meticulous attention to detail that James brought to the event, and thanks him and Sky News for their support on what was a fantastic day for Sydney and the Olympic Movement. Australian Olympic Committee

On behalf of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) I am pleased to provide this letter in support of the assistance that James Bracey provided during the promotion of the 2010 Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay welcome in Sydney. James was the master of ceremonies for the official welcome event held at the Sydney Opera House on 19 April 2010. He did an excellent job in this role in introducing all of the invited guests and the official dignitaries including those from the Government of India, and the State of New South Wales. In particular I am pleased to congratulate him on his style as an MC, and his interaction with the public. He also showed his in-depth knowledge of all the sporting persons whom he interviewed including Kieran Perkins, Matt Shirvington and Catherine Cox. In closing I would like to mention that all those in attendance were impressed with James as MC, and in particular his genuine enthusiasm and professionalism.

Australian Commonwealth Games Association

We have always trusted and relied on James Bracey here at FOXTEL to be able to deliver and rise to the occasion as MC for our numerous and various events. Although we have a great stable of celebrities, it takes a special person to be able to stand up at our functions and deliver to a crowd, yet we have found that James is one of those people that does it with such ease. In particular we enlisted the services of James who we felt was the perfect fit to MC a WWE Australian tour at the Acer Arena in 2010. James always presents himself with utmost professionalism and versatility and engages the crowd. His knowledge of all sports is such an asset. This MC job for James was particularly fast paced having to announce and inform the crowd of each WWE Superstar who appeared at a meet and greet function prior to them performing in front of the crowd. James was only provided with all WWE background information two hours prior to the event. The client is very protective of their international brand and always requires the right message to get across to the audience. James not only delivered what was asked of him but presented all the information and worked in with a very mixed crowd from ages three to 93, all passionate fans of the sport of WWE and all who warmed to James and his enthusiasm. We here at FOXTEL will continue to enlist the services of James Bracey and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking an MC.

FOXTEL
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