Melanie Tait

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Melanie Tait
Melanie Tait of 2CN Canberra ABC interviewing Stella Young at Floriade Canberra.JPG
OccupationRadio presenter, author, journalist, playwright
EmployerAustralian Broadcasting Corporation

Melanie Tait is an Australian radio broadcaster, playwright and author.


At 21 years of age she wrote the comedy theatrical production The Vegemite Tales, which played in London over seven years from 2001 to 2007, including two years on the West End. The play focused on a group of young adults living in a London flat. During her five years in London, she was also the artistic director of the Old Red Lion Theatre.

Tait began her radio career as producer for the John Laws morning show on 2UE in Sydney. She then began at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Darwin as a rural reporter trainee. She has since worked at ABC Rural and ABC News throughout New South Wales, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. She now works at 936 ABC Hobart.

Tait identifies as having a food addiction.[1]

In 2011, Tait created a series of storytelling nights (inspired by "The Moth" podcast) called "Now Hear This". Themes included "I learned the hard way", "Love is a four letter word" and "Changes".


  • The Vegemite Tales (2007)
  • Fat Chance: My Big Fat Gastric Banding Adventure, 2010, New Holland Publishers Australia (ISBN 9781741109658).


  1. ^ Tait, Melanie (2017-06-01). "A food addiction has defined my entire life. And it is slowly killing me | Melanie Tait". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-11-13.