James Bracey (born 17 September 1984), in Gosford, New South Wales is an Australian sports journalist and presenter for the Nine Network.
Bracey is currently host of Nine's rugby league telecasts and sport presenter on Weekend Today. He previously worked at Sky News Australia for 13 years until resigning in December 2016.
Bracey commenced as a producer at Sky News Australia at age 19 in April 2004 whilst he was studying a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) at the University of Newcastle. He also attended the Max Rowley Media Academy. After graduating he joined the Sky News team in a full-time capacity as reporter and anchor.
Bracey has covered the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games and the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, 2012 London Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games for Foxtel. He was awarded Swimming Australia's 2008 Media Award for his coverage.
In January 2013, Bracey was appointed presenter of a new sports show on Sky News Australia titled SportsNight with James Bracey. The program, which was broadcast from the Sky News centre in the Sydney suburb of Macquarie Park, covered the latest news in local and international sports, with rotating panel discussions with commentators. On 7 April 2015 Bracey hosted an all female panel for the first time, with Australian sprinter Melinda Gainsford-Taylor, Australian netball player Liz Ellis, and Australian sports journalist Rebecca Wilson. The set featured pink lighting to celebrate. The program officially ended on December 15, 2016, following which, Bracey announced his resignation from Sky News after working for 13 years for them.
Bracey was also a regular panelist on The Last Word.
In 2014, Bracey hosted the ASTRA Industry Excellence Awards.
In December 2016, it was announced that Bracey would join the Nine Network. It was announced that he would host the Nine's rugby league telecast, The Sunday Footy Show and Weekend Today.
In January 2017, James was appointed sport presenter on Weekend Today . He is also a fill-in sports presenter on Today and Nine News.
Bracey married his wife, Margot Bracey, in 2012, in Queenstown, New Zealand in 2012. The couple lives in the Sydney suburb of Cammeray.
|Article Title:||James Bracey: Australian television presenter - Biography and Life|
|Author(s):||PeoplePill.com Editorial Staff|
|Publish Date:||17 Dec 2016|
|Last Update Date:||01 Feb 2020|
|Date Accessed:||08 Apr 2020|