Yumi Stynes

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Yumi Stynes
Born (1975-06-02) 2 June 1975 (age 45)
Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia
OccupationTelevision and radio presenter, author, podcaster
Years active2000–present
Home townSwan 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.[1] 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.[2]

Early life[edit]

Stynes was born and grew up in Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia. Her mother is Japanese and her father was fifth generation Australian.[3][4] She spent her teenage years in Melbourne attending Methodist Ladies College Kew before moving to Sydney to work for Channel V Australia.[5]



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.

In January 2013, Stynes hosted Mix 106.5's breakfast program with Sami Lukis the first all-female team on FM commercial radio in Sydney.[2]

In January 2017, Stynes joined the KIIS Network to host 3PM Pick-Up with Katie 'Monty' Dimond and Rebecca Judd.


Stynes' television career began in 2000 as a presenter for Channel V Australia.

In 2007, she moved across to MAX where she presented The Know .

From 2010 until 2012, Stynes hosted Network Ten's morning show, The Circle.[6]

In 2018 Stynes hosted a documentary on SBS called "Is Australia Sexist?"[7]


The Zero Fucks Cookbook- Best Food Least Effort, ISBN 9781743793947 [8]

Zero Fucks Cooking- Endless Summer, ISBN 9781743795088.[9]

Welcome to Your Period (co-authored with Dr Melissa Kang aka "Dolly Doctor"), ISBN 9781760503512 [10]


Stynes is a writer and host of ABC Radio podcast on female health and sexuality, "Ladies, We Need to Talk".[1]


Ben Roberts-Smith[edit]

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",[11][12] after a photograph of Roberts-Smith topless in a pool appeared on screen.[13][14][15][16] 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."[17] Stynes spoke personally with Roberts-Smith, who accepted her apology.[18] 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.[19][20]


  1. ^ a b "Ladies, We Need To Talk". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Sami and Yumi on radio – no digger jokes, please". Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Miller, Megan (22 January 2011). "Yumi a wild child no longer". Herald Sun. Archived from the original on 16 October 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  5. ^ Kalina, Paul: Ten's turn to try a women's panel show, The Age, 4 February 2010.
  6. ^ "Personalities: Yumi Stynes". Network Ten. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
  7. ^ "SBS and Yumi Stynes tackle the question, 'Is Australia Sexist?'". Programs. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  8. ^ "The Zero Fucks Cookbook". Hardie Grant.
  9. ^ "Zero Fucks Cooking Endless Summer by Yumi Stynes | Hardie Grant Publishing". HardieGrant. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Welcome to Your Period by Yumi Stynes | Hardie Grant Publishing". HardieGrant. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  11. ^ Levy, Megan (28 February 2012). "Circle slammed over hero soldier insults". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Sami Lukis and Yumi Stynes join forces for radio". news.com.au. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  13. ^ "An Australian hero". Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  14. ^ "War hero sent on charm offensive". Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Dumb Muscle". TV Tropes.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ Levy, Megan (1 March 2012). "Negus says sorry for 'dud-root' remark". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  19. ^ "Fairfax apologises to Stynes and Negus over articles on 'dud root' soldier comments – Mumbrella". 17 September 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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