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Debbie Spillane

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Master of Ceremonies

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Northcott - Events, 23 April 2012 [cached]
Debbie Spillane - The ABC's first full-time female sports commentator and current host of ABC Grandstand
Master of Ceremonies » Blog Archive » ABC NewsRadio now is North West WA, 1 Nov 2008 [cached]
Debbie Spillane in Broome
Debbie Spillane in Broome
Over the past month three new ABC NewsRadio frequencies were launched in Western Australia as part of the ABC Trailer roadshow:
Broome 106.9FM Karratha 104.1FM Geraldton 101.3FM
ABC NewsRadio's intrepid sports reporter Debbie Spillane had the task of launching the station in Broome, giving nearly 16,000 listeners access to Australia's only continuous news station.
Debbie Spillane
Maitland City Council - View News Item, 16 June 2009 [cached]
Debbie Spillane - a woman who knows her sport
Date: 16 June 2009
The 'gutsy broad' who became the ABC's first full-time female sports broadcaster will visit Maitland on Friday 19 June as a guest presenter in the popular Look Who's Talking programme.
Regarded as a trailblazer for women, Debbie Spillane was running a record shop and singing in a band when she was hired in 1983 as a rookie sports reporter at 2GB. Best known both as sideline reporter on ABC-TV's rugby league and for her role as Sportsbitch in the iconic Live and Sweaty, Spillane is also well known as a former Triple J personality and media manager for the Bulldogs.
In her book, Where Do You Think You're Goin' Lady, Spillane shares an extraordinary range of incredible sporting moments. With funny and fascinating tales of sports media, athletes and officials, she takes us behind the scenes at the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games, and into individual sports, including athletics, basketball, cricket and rugby league.
"Debbie Spillane is a woman who is passionate about sport", said City Librarian, Keryl Collard. "She has conveyed her passion to avid listeners and viewers for over 20 years. We are very excited to bring her to Maitland, where she has many local fans."
Spillane grew up in a family where sport was king - from babyhood she accompanied her father to their weekly religious attendance of the rugby league match of the day at the Sydney Cricket Ground, by primary school she was sharing her grandfather's obsession with horseracing, and in high school she became a qualified cricket umpire and acquired a rugby league coaching certificate.
She has also worked as a sports columnist and currently works on ABC NewsRadio as a sport and occasional news presenter.
Debbie Spillane is presented by Maitland City Library. She will appear Friday 19 June at the Belmore Hotel.
Debbie Spillane - ABC ..., 11 Oct 2013 [cached]
Debbie Spillane - ABC Grandstand Team
BlueWorld Speakers + Entertainers, 5 Aug 2010 [cached]
Debbie Spillane
About Debbie Spillane
Debbie Spillane has positioned herself as one of Australia's authorities on sport - any sport, or anything related to sport. She has also proved that no industry was too hard or too male dominated to crack when she became the first full-time female sports commentator for the ABC in 1984.
Debbie made her debut into the world of media via 2GB's Sports Talent Search. At the time her exotic background included being the first woman to umpire men's grade cricket in Sydney, a coaching qualification in Rugby League and an Arts degree from Sydney University.
Debbie has since managed to meander between sport, comedy, music and news on both radio and television. Highlights of her media career include: commentator at two Olympic Games, first woman to call cricket on ABC Radio, a television sideline reporter on Rugby League, sports columnist with the Sun Herald and The Australian, co-host of Triple J radio's Hard Coffee, sports reporter for ABC Television's Live & Sweaty, winner of two Rawards (Best Sports Reporter on Metropolitan Radio and Best Station Produced Comedy Segment), presenter of Sunday Super League telecasts on ABC television, a segment on 2GB's Sportsline, broadcaster for ABC Sport, sports reporter/newsreader 2DAY-FM, Rugby League commentator NEW-FM, breakfast announcer KICK-AM and casual announcer 2BL.
She has also been media manager for the Bulldogs NRL team and the West Sydney Razorbacks National Basketball League team, and once even sat as a board member on the NSW Greyhound Racing Authority.
Sniffing so much liniment so early in her media life resulted in Debbie Spillane finding it difficult to focus on a sensible career path until she joined ABC NewsRadio in early 2002.
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