Tracey Holmes

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Tracey Holmes
Stan Grant and Tracey Holmes.JPG
Stan Grant and Tracey Holmes, in 2008.
Spouse(s)Stan Grant[1]

Tracey Holmes, an Australian journalist, is a presenter on ABC News Radio, since January 2014, with an extensive career in television and radio, specialising predominantly in sport. She currently presents The Ticket at 11:00am every Sunday on ABC News on Radio.


Holmes began her work in 1989 as a journalist at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and was Australia's first female host of a national sports programme, Grandstand. From 1996 to 1998, she worked as a media advisor for the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG). In 1998, she co-hosted SBS presentation of the FIFA World Cup. She appeared on the nightly World Cup Show during the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

From 1998 to 2000, she worked as a sports presenter for television station Channel Seven. Her contract was terminated amid some controversy in mid-2000.[3] Holmes then moved overseas with her husband journalist Stan Grant and worked as a sports broadcaster in Hong Kong and Beijing.[1][2]

In 2006, Holmes returned to Sydney. She acted as fill-in presenter for Richard Glover's radio drive program on 702 ABC Sydney during the 2006/2007 summer break. In February 2007, Holmes was re-appointed as the ABC Radio Grandstand announcer, taking over from Simone Thurtell who moved to 1233 ABC Newcastle as Drive presenter. However, in 2009 Holmes left Grandstand to again follow her husband who was working for CNN as a reporter in Abu Dhabi. Holmes also worked for CNN in the middle East covering social issues, business and sport. In 2011, Holmes re-joined China's English-language news channel CCTV News as an anchor, a position she also held in 2005 and 2006.

Holmes returned to the ABC in 2014, as a new anchor on ABC News Radio.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Stan Grant: 'I've put the past behind me'". 10 February 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Way too much for testy Tracey". The Daily Telegraph. Australia. 20 March 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Stan and his Holmes wrecker sacked". Media Watch (transcript). ABC TV. 21 August 2000. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Tracey Holmes joins ABC News Radio". Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Press release). nUmBRELLA. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2014.