Tracy Grimshaw

Tracy Grimshaw (born 3 June 1960) is an Australian journalist and television presenter. She is currently the host of A Current Affair and was a co-host of Today for nine years.

Tracy Grimshaw
Born (1960-06-03) 3 June 1960
ResidenceSydney, New South Wales, Australia
OccupationJournalist, television presenter
Years active1981−present
TelevisionA Current Affair


Grimshaw's career began in 1981 when she joined National Nine News in Melbourne as a reporter. In 1985 she began presenting news bulletins and by 1987 had been appointed as the presenter of National Nine Morning News.[1]

Through the early 1990s, Grimshaw reported on overseas events for the Nine Network, as well as reporting for A Current Affair and hosting the program over the summer non-ratings period.

In 1995, Grimshaw appeared as co-host of The Midday Show with David Reyne. The following year she was host of Today on Saturday and Animal Hospital.[1]

In November 1996, Grimshaw was appointed as the co-host of Today with Steve Liebmann, a position she held for nine years. She finished her role as co-host of Today on 23 December 2005 and was replaced by Jessica Rowe.

In 2005, Grimshaw played the character Katie Current in the Australian cinema release of Shark Tale (the original lines were provided by Katie Couric).[2]

On 30 January 2006, Grimshaw began presenting A Current Affair, replacing Ray Martin. In May 2006, she interviewed Beaconsfield Mine collapse survivors Todd Russell and Brant Webb in a special two-hour presentation called The Great Escape.[1] Grimshaw was a nominee for the Gold Logie in 2018.

Personal life

On 7 May 2015, Grimshaw was involved in a horse riding accident believed to be at her property in Sydney's north-western suburbs. She was airlifted to Westmead Hospital.[3]


  1. "The ACA Team: Tracy Grimshaw". 6 July 2006.
  2. LaPorte, Nicole (6 June 2004). "Inside Move: 'Shark' has local angle". Variety. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  3. Galbraith, Jenny; Jordan, Bev (7 May 2015). "A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw flown to Westmead Hospital by CareFlight after horse riding accident". Herald Sun. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
Media offices
New television program
Today on Saturday

Succeeded by
Richard Wilkins and Tara Brown
Preceded by
Liz Hayes
Co-host with Steve Liebmann and Karl Stefanovic

November 1996 – December 2005
Succeeded by
Jessica Rowe
Preceded by
Ray Martin
A Current Affair

30 January 2006 – present
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