Tracee Hutchison

Broadcaster. Journalist. Creative Producer. Educator

Tracee Hutchison is a broadcaster, journalist, Creative Producer turned educator, with 30 years’ experience at the highest level in Australian and international radio, television and online. Tracee's broadcasting career began at TripleJ, the ABC's youth radio station, where she launched the national network. Her high-profile roles as a radio broadcaster include: TripleJ, ABC NewsRadio, ABC local radio, Radio Australia and 3RRR.FM, on television as a senior reporter for ABC TV’s 7.30 Report, Sunday Arts and SBS World News and as co-presenter of DIG TV, with James Reyne. Tracee is a former Opinion Columnist for the Saturday Age, writing extensively about environment, social justice, popular culture and issues in her local community on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. Tracee's wide-ranging arts & media leadership roles include: CEO of the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, Network Executive Producer ABC Australia Network, Program Director at Australia’s largest community radio station 3RRR, Music Victoria Board Director & Chair, Music Victoria Women's Advisory Panel and Co-Producer, inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA). As series producer of 'nomad', SBS TV, she launched the career of 'silverchair' as winners of SBS TV's national demo competition and is a former Talent Producer of 'Rockwiz', SBS TV. Tracee is the author of the Australian music anthology, ‘Your Name’s on the Door’, based on her TripleJ radio series, and is the subject of the song, ‘Tracee Lee’, written by Perth band, The Chevelles. After leaving the ABC, Tracee presented a weekly interview-based radio program on community station, Radio Port Phillip RPP.FM, profiling local business owners, tourism operators, growers, sportspeople, community groups and creatives on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

Things I Can Do

Tracee is currently Head of Journalism at the Australian College of Arts (Collarts). https://www.collarts.edu.au/faculty

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.