Hosts/MC's, Media, Motivational
Tracey Spicer is one of the most experienced and respected female news presenters on Australian television, with a career spanning 20 years, encompassing news-reading, documentary making, reporting and radio broadcasting.
Renowned for her integrity, sharp mind and calm manner, Tracey is currently an international anchor with Sky News, a regular program host on Sydney’s Radio 2UE and a weekly columnist with Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper.
For ten years prior, she was the face of Network Ten’s national Weekend News and mid-week 11am News. But Tracey has always been, first and foremost, a journalist. Among the highlights of her career, Tracey counts two documentaries on the work of World Vision in Bangladesh and Kenya. Then, in 2001, she traveled to Papua New Guinea to research, write and produce a documentary for WWF on the dearth of fresh water sources in villages devastated by deforestation. The following year, Tracey produced a half hour fly-on-the-wall documentary on one of Australia’s most powerful and controversial figures: radio personality Alan Jones.
It's a dream career for the Brisbane schoolgirl with a passion for news and current affairs. Graduating dux of her senior year, Tracey completed a Bachelor of Business - Communications degree at QUT, winning a radio scholarship. She cut her teeth at Macquarie National News station 4BH, before being promoted to the job of Chief Police Reporter and Breakfast News Editor at Melbourne news/talk station 3AW. A stint in country Victoria followed, as court and industrial reporter for Southern Cross Television. Tracey was then poached by Channel 9 Melbourne, reporting on current affairs show Melbourne Extra and National Nine News.
An offer to do backup news-reading and reporting at Channel 10 Melbourne followed, before the “big break”: co-presenting the First At Five News in Brisbane. In 1995, Tracey was again promoted, moving to Sydney to anchor the national Weekend News, while reporting three days a week. Four years later, Ten’s Morning News added another string to her bow.
She is in high demand as an after dinner speaker and MC, hosting hundreds of corporate functions including the Ronald McDonald Ball and World Vision’s prestigious International Women’s Day dinner.
Tracey is an Ambassador for World Vision, Patron of the NSW Cancer Council, and the face of the Garvan Institute's research into pancreatic cancer, which killed her beloved mother Marcia.
Her greatest love is family. Tracey and husband Jason have two beautiful children, Taj and Grace.
In recent years, Tracey has been outspoken about the modern day pressures on women and men to juggle work and family. An outspoken feminist, she has worked with the union movement to educate women about their rights upon return from maternity leave.