ABC journalist and presenter Tracey Holmes has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Media Awards held at the MCG last night.
Holmes began her career with the ABC in 1989, hosting Grandstand, and went on to work in radio and television around the world, including covering 14 Olympic Games.
She is presenter of ABC’s The Ticket, a weekly in-depth analysis of the major issues in sports business, politics and governance.
Holmes said: “To be honest, this award is not because of any achievement on my part, but the absolutely privileged position I found myself in that has enabled me to play a part in being a witness to history in telling the stories of others.
“I do my job selfishly because I am intrigued by people and their stories.
“I do my job unselfishly because I hope by telling these stories some of the walls that divide us will be brought down and that some of the inbuilt differences between us politically, culturally and ideologically can be understood even if we may never be entirely on the same page.”
ABC Director, News Justin Stevens: “The ABC is incredibly proud of Tracey. She started her career at the ABC in 1989 and her wonderful work over three decades has seen her become one of Australia’s most senior and respected sports journalists.
“She is a pioneer, a pathsetter and an inspiration to many, and this recognition is very well deserved.”
The ACS described Holmes “as one of the most influential sports broadcasters in Australia”.
ASC Chair Josephine Sukkar: “Tracey’s work has had a profound impact around the world and there’s no doubt she’ll continue to inspire generations of Australians throughout the rest of her career.”
Holmes’ other recent awards include:
ABC’s Tracey Holmes wins AIPS Sports Media Award for The Ticket
IOC honours Tracey Holmes for her journalism and leadership
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