|Occupation||Television and radio presenter, author, podcaster|
|Home town||Swan Hill, Victoria|
Yumi Tasma Stynes (born 2 June 1975) is an Australian television and radio presenter, podcaster and author. She is the co-host of KIIS FM's 3PM Pick-Up radio show and presenter of the ABC Radio podcast Ladies, We Need to Talk about female health and sexuality. She presented the morning television show The Circle and was also a television presenter on Channel V Australia and Max. During 2013 she was a presenter on Sydney's Mix 106.5 FM radio breakfast program.
Stynes was born and grew up in Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia. Her mother is Japanese and her father was fifth generation Australian. She spent her teenage years in Melbourne attending Methodist Ladies College Kew before moving to Sydney to work for Channel V Australia.
In August 2011, Stynes hosted 3PM Pick-Up with Chrissie Swan, broadcast nationally on Mix 101.1, Mix 106.5, Mix 102.3, Mix 106.3 & 97.3 FM. She remained co-host until August 2012 and was replaced by Jane Hall.
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Stynes' television career began in 2000 as a presenter for Channel V Australia.
In February 2012, Stynes was criticised after comments she made about Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith, remarking that he was "going to dive down to the bottom of the pool to see if his brain is there", after a photograph of Roberts-Smith topless in a pool appeared on screen. Stynes apologised for her comments, and said: "What I didn’t estimate was how much my joke was not appreciated. I sort of intimated that maybe he wasn’t very smart, because how could you be that buff and spend that much time in a gym and be smart as well? And people have been a bit angry and I’ve been getting a lot of angry messages. And I’m really sorry." Stynes spoke personally with Roberts-Smith, who accepted her apology. Fairfax Media newspapers later issued an apology to Stynes and News Limited newspapers retracted stories after reporting that Stynes had questioned Roberts-Smith's sexual ability because of his use of IVF to conceive his children.
- "Ladies, We Need To Talk". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
- "Sami and Yumi on radio – no digger jokes, please". Retrieved 24 June 2017.
- O'Brien, Kerrie (23 March 2018). "'I hope our boys can be taught that they're allowed to cry': Yumi Stynes". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
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- Kalina, Paul: Ten's turn to try a women's panel show, The Age, 4 February 2010.
- "Personalities: Yumi Stynes". Network Ten. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
- "SBS and Yumi Stynes tackle the question, 'Is Australia Sexist?'". Programs. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
- "The Zero Fucks Cookbook". Hardie Grant.
- "Zero Fucks Cooking Endless Summer by Yumi Stynes | Hardie Grant Publishing". HardieGrant. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
- "Welcome to Your Period by Yumi Stynes | Hardie Grant Publishing". HardieGrant. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
- Levy, Megan (28 February 2012). "Circle slammed over hero soldier insults". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
- "Sami Lukis and Yumi Stynes join forces for radio". news.com.au. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- "An Australian hero". Retrieved 24 June 2017.
- "War hero sent on charm offensive". Retrieved 24 June 2017.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Dumb Muscle". TV Tropes.
- Levy, Megan (29 February 2012). "'I feel sick': Circle host shocked at backlash over 'dud root' comment". Retrieved 24 June 2017 – via The Sydney Morning Herald.
- Levy, Megan (1 March 2012). "Negus says sorry for 'dud-root' remark". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
- "Fairfax apologises to Stynes and Negus over articles on 'dud root' soldier comments – Mumbrella". 17 September 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)