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Jane Hutcheon

broadcaster/journalist/author

Bio

Jane is the host of One Plus One on ABC-TV, a weekly chat show where she interviews celebrities, singers, authors, and people with from all walks of live about their lives and motivation. She is the author of two non-fiction books, and a former international television correspondent where she travelled the world for a decade.

From 2018 she will lead several tours each year for Renaissance Tours.

Here's a recent article about her work on One Plus One.

Hutcheon's urbane, understated control is masterly.

The Sydney Morning Herald, May 2014.

She is as good as Michael Parkinson at his best.

Letter of the Week, The Green Guide, The Age, March 2014.

Author Maxine Beneba Clarke said:

There's a gentle artistry to Hutcheon's interview invisibility, far more evident in person that through the screen...the way her carefully unjudging eyes rarely leave your face...

The Saturday Paper, February 2017

Jane was born in Hong Kong where she attended Glenealy Junior School and Island School.  Both her parents were journalists.  She speaks Mandarin and Cantonese (poorly).  She reported for ABC News and the award-winning Foreign Correspondent program from 1995 - 2008.

Jane is the author of two non-fiction books: China Baby Love, about a Queensland teacher Linda McCarthy Shum who works in a Chinese orphanage (ABC Books, April 2017).  

From Rice to Riches, was published in 2003 by Pan MacMillan and as an e-book in 2014. You can read of review here.

Jane also directed and wrote the 2013 news documentary From Mao to Now.