Tracee Hutchison

Broadcaster. Journalist. Executive Producer. Author

Tracee Hutchison is an award winning broadcaster, journalist, Executive Producer and author with over 30 years experience at the highest level in Australian and international radio, TV, online and print. A pioneering Australian radio broadcaster, Tracee's career began at the ABC's youth station, TripleJ, where she launched the national network. Her high-profile on-air TV and radio roles include: ABC TV's 7.30 Report, ABC NewsBreakfast, ABC NewsRadio, ABC Local Radio, Radio Australia, ABC TV Arts, Co-Host of DIG TV w/James Reyne and 3RRR.FM. She is a former Saturday Age Op/Ed columnist specialising in social justice, environment and popular culture issues and the author of three books, including Australian Music Anthology 'Your Name's on the Door'. Tracee's extensive screen production credits include: Writer/Producer/Director of ABC Asia/Pacific programs 'Chefs On Tour', 'Marion’s Gourmet South Australia', Questacon Science series ‘Excited Particles’, shortform multilingual online content for ABC International, Series Producer SBS TV music show 'nomad', Talent Producer/Scriptwriter 'Rockwiz' & field producer/director travel show Getaway. Her wide-ranging media, arts and education leadership roles include: Program Director at Melbourne's iconic community radio 3RRR.FM, Network Executive Producer ABC Australia Network, CEO of the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, National Co-Producer/Industry Advisory Chair of the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) and inaugural Head of Journalism at the Australian College of Arts (Collarts). She has served as Board Director of 3RRR.FM and Music Victoria and as Chair of Music Victoria's Women's Advisory Panel. Tracee is a foundation Ambassador for the Big Issue's Women's Subscription Enterprise and recipient of a local government Australia Day award for her creative & cultural leadership in establishing the Leigh Bowery Theatre in Melbourne's west. A highly skilled and sought-after MC & facilitator, Tracee's clients include: The Australian Conservation Foundation, Jobs Australia, the Big Issue, Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne City Council & Music Victoria. Tracee is the host of FIERCE on 3RRR.FM in Melbourne and presents local issues programs on RPP.FM on the Mornington Peninsula. She is the subject of the Australian power-pop song, Tracee Lee, by The Chevelles and continues her career-long love and involvement in community radio as National Partnerships & Projects Manager at the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

Things I Can Do

Tracee presents 'Peninsula Talks' on RPP.FM - local news and current affairs on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. She is National Partnerships & Projects Manager at the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

A Few Accomplishments

Tracee launched the TripleJ national radio network hosting the first program of the national roll-out and co-hosted the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games for the ABC. Working with Music Victoria, Tracee secured funding for a Women in Music Leadership mentoring program and co-produced the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) in partnership with the QLD State Labor Government. Tracee is an Asia/Pacific Journalism Centre (APJC) Fellow, the recipient of an Australia Day Cultural Achievement Award for her advocacy and work on the (Leigh) Bowery Theatre in Melbourne’s west and is an Ambassador for the Big Issue Women's Subscription Enterprise.