James Bracey

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James Bracey
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Born (1984-09-17) 17 September 1984 (age 32)
Gosford, New South Wales Australia
Occupation Sport Journalist
Years active 2004 - present

James Bracey (born 17 September 1984), in Gosford, New South Wales is an Australian sports journalist and presenter for the Nine Network.

Bracey is currently host of Nine's rugby league telecasts and sport presenter on Weekend Today. He previously worked at Sky News Australia for 13 years until resigning in December 2016.

Career[edit]

Sky News[edit]

Bracey commenced as a producer at Sky News Australia at age 19 in April 2004[1][2] whilst he was studying a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) at the University of Newcastle.[3] He also attended the Max Rowley Media Academy.[4] After graduating he joined the Sky News team in a full-time capacity as reporter and anchor.

Bracey has covered the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games and the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, 2012 London Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games for Foxtel.[1][5][6] He was awarded Swimming Australia's 2008 Media Award for his coverage.[7]

In January 2013, Bracey was appointed presenter of a new sports show on Sky News Australia titled SportsNight with James Bracey.[8] Bracey was also a regular panelist on The Last Word.

In 2014, Bracey hosted the ASTRA Industry Excellence Awards.[9]

In December 2016, Bracey announced his resignation from Sky News after 13 years, ending his role on 15 December 2016, with his program SportsNight with James Bracey not continuing with a new host following his departure.[10][11]

Nine Network[edit]

In December 2016, it was announced that Bracey would join the Nine Network. It was announced that he would host the Nine's rugby league telecast, The Sunday Footy Show and Weekend Today.

In January 2017, Bracey was appointed sport presenter on Weekend Today . He is also a fill-in sports presenter on Today and Nine News.[12]

Bracey's first appearance on Nine's rugby league telecast was on February 10 2017, when he hosted the network's coverage of the 2017 All Stars match.

Personal life[edit]

Bracey lives in the Sydney suburb of Cammeray with his wife Margot, whom he married in Queenstown, New Zealand in 2012, and their golden retriever Ace.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "James Bracey ... Sky News presenter, producer and reporter.". Saxton Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "James Bracey to MC sports dinner". Thirroul Butchers. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Interview with James Bracey". 19 September 2007. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Presenters - James Bracey". Sky News Australia. Archived from the original on 29 September 2009. Retrieved 9 May 2016. 
  5. ^ Foxtel Vancouver broadcast team
  6. ^ Foxtel Dehli broadcast team
  7. ^ ESwimming newsletter
  8. ^ "SportsNight with James Bracey". 27 January 2013. Archived from the original on 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  9. ^ Knox, David (1 March 2014). "James Bracey to host ASTRA Industry Excellence Awards". TV Tonight. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Sky News bombshells: Sports legend quits, evening talk show expanding". MediaWeek. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  11. ^ "James Bracey hosts final SportsNight on Sky News". MediaWeek. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  12. ^ "James Bracey joins Channel Nine - News". Retrieved 2016-12-17. 
  13. ^ Veerhuis, Jennifer (24 October 2015). "There's no such thing as too much sport for Sky News presenter James Bracey". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 April 2016. 
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Preceded by
Peter Stefanovic
Weekend Today
Sport Presenter

January 2017 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Yvonne Sampson
NRL Sunday Footy Show
Host

2017 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Yvonne Sampson &
Peter Sterling
Nine's Rugby League Coverage
Host

2017- present
Succeeded by
Incumbent