Tracee Hutchison

Partnerships and Projects Manager

Tracee is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist, author and arts/media executive with over 30 years’ experience at the highest level in Australian and international radio and television.

Tracee’s career began in community radio at 2SER and then at the ABC’s youth station, Triple J, where she launched the national network (as well as inspiring The Chevelles’ song ‘Tracee Lee’). Her high profile on-air roles include Triple J, ABC NewsRadio, ABC Local Radio, Radio Australia and Triple R, on TV as a Senior Reporter for ABC TV’s 7.30 Report, SBS World News, Channels 7 & 9 and as co-presenter of DIG TV with James Reyne.

Her arts/media leadership roles include Program Manager at Triple R, Network Executive Producer at the ABC Australia Network, CEO of the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival and Co-Producer and National Chair of the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA). Tracee has served as Board Director at Triple R, Music Victoria and as Chair of Music Victoria’s Women’s Advisory Panel and was the inaugural Head of Journalism at the Australian College of Arts (Collarts). Tracee is a former Op/Ed columnist and the author of three books.

Tracee continues her career-long love and involvement in community radio as Partnerships & Projects Manager at the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

“Community broadcasting is a vital and integral part of Australia’s media landscape providing access, diversity and editorial independence that strengthens our democracy. I’m proud to say I started my broadcasting career in community radio as a young idealist who thought music could change the world. Thirty years on, I’m still passionate about the transformative power of community media and thrilled to be part of the community broadcasting family.”

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