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Jane Hutcheon

broadcaster/journalist/author

Bio

Jane with former US Vice-President Al GoreJane is a Sydney-based TV presenter, tour-leader and author.

She is the creator and former host of ABC-TV's One Plus One, a weekly chat show where she interviewed notable people about their lives and achievements.

After five hundred interviews over nine years, Jane left One Plus One and the ABC in September 2019 to develop her own projects and collaborations. 

Since 2018, she's used her vast international experience as a tour leader with Renaissance Tours and its partner the Art Gallery of NSW's World Art Tours. 

She's the author of two non-fiction books, and is a former international television correspondent who's reported on world affairs for a decade. 

Here's a recent article about her role 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.

Jane interviewing Calpernia Addams

Here's 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 has Chinese and Anglo-Scottish heritage. She grew up in Hong Kong and went to 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.  

She has reported and presented for ABC TV News and the award-winning Foreign Correspondent program from 1995 - 2008 and speaks basic Mandarin and Cantonese.

Her non-fiction books include China Baby Love, about Queensland teacher Linda Shum who transformed 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 a review here.