Jane is a Sydney-based TV presenter, author and tour leader.
She's host of One Plus One on ABC-TV, a weekly long-form chat show where she interviews notable people about their lives and their work. She is the author of two non-fiction books, and is a former international television correspondent reporting on world affairs for a decade. From 2018, Jane will use her vast international experience bringing her brand of storytelling to travellers as a tour leader with 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.
This is how author Maxine Beneba Clarke describes Jane's interviewing skills:
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. Her parents were journalists. She has two brothers, one of whom, Stephen, is a former Fairfax journalist who now works at the ABC. Her other brother, Andrew, is a lawyer.
Jane speaks basic Mandarin and Cantonese. She has reported for ABC TV News and the award-winning Foreign Correspondent program from 1995 - 2008.
Jane's non-fiction books are China Baby Love, about 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.