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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 and regular folk about life and motivation. 

Here's a recent article about her.

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 gently 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.  She speaks Mandarin and Cantonese (poorly) and has travelled the world as an international correspondent based in China, the Middle-East and Europe.  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 Queenslander Linda McCarthy Shum who works to improve the lives of orphans in a Chinese city (ABC Books, April 2017).  From Rice to Riches, was published in 2003 by Pan MacMillan and as an e-book in 2014. Jane also directed and wrote the 2013 news documentary From Mao to Now.