Julie McCrossin AM

Broadcaster, Keynote Speaker, Facilitator & MC

Julie McCrossin AM is a broadcaster who is renowned across Australia for her warmth, humour, intelligence, professionalism and commitment to justice and diversity.

For over 20 years she worked with ABC Radio National, ABC TV and Network Ten before becoming a freelance journalist, podcaster and voice-over broadcaster.

Highly regarded as a public speaker, Julie is also in demand as a professional MC, host and facilitator for conferences, panel discussions, hypotheticals, workshops, meetings and seminars… and that’s because she gets people talking.

But not only does Julie get people talking, she listens. Her capacity to involve panel members and the audience in interactive conversations that address complex issues in a lively, informal, witty and yet carefully structured way is unprecedented.

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Julie McCrossin has qualifications in the arts, education and law. She began working for the ABC in 1983 on the women’s radio program The Coming Out Show. Julie presented many Radio National programs including Background Briefing and Arts National, as well as stints on ABC Rural Radio and 702ABC Sydney.

Julie was a team leader on the media quiz show Good News Week on Network Ten and on ABC TV. She presented the social issues program Life Matters on ABC Radio National, initially with Geraldine Doogue and then as solo presenter.

Julie has worked as a TV reporter for both the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and ANZAC DAY… and she’s thrilled to live in a country where it is possible to do both. But her proudest media moment was her appearance on ABC TV’s Play School as a silent clown called Plain Jane.

Julie has also worked as a children’s entertainer, literacy teacher and community legal educator.

In November 2005, ABC Books published Forever Yours: Australia’s Hidden Love Letters edited by Julie McCrossin and Kerrie Jean Ross with a foreword by Thomas Keneally.

Following treatment for stage four throat cancer in 2013, Julie became an Ambassador for Beyond Five, Targeting Cancer and TROG Cancer Research. She hosts a number of podcast series, including The Thing About Cancer and The Thing About Advanced Cancer for Cancer Council NSW and the Head and Neck Cancer Podcast Series for BeyondFive: The Face of Head and Neck Cancer in Australia.

In 2019, Julie was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community, particularly through LGBTIQ advocacy roles and to the broadcast media.

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