About Jane


I’m a Sydney-based journalist, performer and pilates enthusiast.

The Lost in Shanghai 2024 tour of regional Australia is now finished.

My latest book  Rebel Talk is on the art of conversation and finding your voice.

I’m the former host and creator of ABC TV’s interview program One Plus One, where I conducted 500 in-depth conversations in nine years.

Before that I was a presenter and three-time international correspondent.

You can find my writing on Substack where I publish a weekly newsletter.

Jane Hutcheon The Great Interviews

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Jane Hutcheon deserves credit as a skilful interviewer. She is able to gently prod her subject in a certain direction, while never inserting herself too obtrusively. Sydney Morning Herald January 2020

Warm, curious and relaxed, Jane Hutcheon proves an ideal facilitator. Limelight magazine, January 2020

She is as good as Michael Parkinson at his best. The Green Guide, The Age, March 2014

Hutcheon’s urbane, understated control is masterly. Sydney Morning Herald May 2014

I think the interview with you is the best I have ever done – and it’s because of your questions and sensitivity. Truly. Amy Tan, author The Joy Luck Club

There’s a gentle artistry to Hutcheon’s interview invisibility, far more evident in person than through the screen…the way her carefully unjudging eyes rarely leave your face… The Saturday Paper, February 2017



I work with individuals, institutions and not-for-profits as a keynote speaker, consultant, presenter and workshop facilitator.

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This section showcases some of my long-form TV interviews for the Stay Kind organisation and ABC TV’s One Plus One program from 2010-2019.

I conducted more than 500 in-depth interviews in nine years with creatives, celebrities and everyday heroes including Eddie Izzard, Barry Humphries and Sir David Suchet.

Click on the tile to watch an interview.

Interview With

Governor-General David and Mrs Linda Hurley

Australia's Governor-General
Interview With

2021 Australian of the Year

Grace Tame
Interview With

Hello Possums

Barry Humphries
A beautiful collection


One Plus One snapshots
Interview With

A Glass Two-Thirds Full

Eddie Izzard

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