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Tracy Grimshaw is an Australia
Australia
Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area...

n journalist and television presenter. She is currently the host of A Current Affair, and was a co-host of Today
Today (Australian TV program)
Today and Weekend Today are Australian breakfast television programmes, the show is often referred to as The Today Show. The show has been broadcast live by the Nine Network each morning since 1982...

for nine years.

Career


Grimshaws 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.

Through the early 1990s Grimshaw reported on overseas events for the Nine Network
Nine Network
The Nine Network , is an Australian television network with headquarters based in Willoughby, a suburb located on the North Shore of Sydney. For 50 years since television's inception in Australia, between 1956 and 2006, it was the most watched television network in Australia...

, 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
David Reyne
David Nicholas Reyne is an Australian actor, musician and television presenter. He was educated at The Peninsula School, Mount Eliza.-Music career:...

, and the following year was host of Today on Saturday
Today (Australian TV program)
Today and Weekend Today are Australian breakfast television programmes, the show is often referred to as The Today Show. The show has been broadcast live by the Nine Network each morning since 1982...

and Animal Hospital.

In November 1996, Grimshaw was appointed as the co-host of Today
Today (Australian TV program)
Today and Weekend Today are Australian breakfast television programmes, the show is often referred to as The Today Show. The show has been broadcast live by the Nine Network each morning since 1982...

with Steve Liebmann
Steve Liebmann
Steve Liebmann is an Australian television anchor and radio broadcaster, best known for co-hosting the Today news and current affairs show on the Nine Network between 1982 and 1986, and again from 1990 to 2005....

, a position she held for nine years. She finished her role as co-host of Today
Today (Australian TV program)
Today and Weekend Today are Australian breakfast television programmes, the show is often referred to as The Today Show. The show has been broadcast live by the Nine Network each morning since 1982...

on 23 December 2005 and was replaced by Jessica Rowe
Jessica Rowe
Jessica Rowe is an Australian television news presenter. Rowe attended Sydney Girls High School in Sydney, and completed a Communications degree at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst. During her studies she was a broadcaster with on-campus community radio station 2MCE-FM...

.

On 30 January 2006, Grimshaw began presenting A Current Affair, replacing Ray Martin
Ray Martin (television presenter)
Raymond George "Ray" Martin AM is an Australian television journalist. He is best known for his various on-air roles on Channel Nine from 1978 to 2008. In 2011 he returned to 60 Minutes....

. In May 2006, Grimshaw interviewed Beaconsfield Mine disaster survivors Todd Russell and Brant Webb, in a special two-hour presentation called The Great Escape.

On 4 July 2006, a tribute video celebrating Grimshaw's 25th year of employment at the Nine Network
Nine Network
The Nine Network , is an Australian television network with headquarters based in Willoughby, a suburb located on the North Shore of Sydney. For 50 years since television's inception in Australia, between 1956 and 2006, it was the most watched television network in Australia...

 was aired on A Current Affair. Former Today
Today (Australian TV program)
Today and Weekend Today are Australian breakfast television programmes, the show is often referred to as The Today Show. The show has been broadcast live by the Nine Network each morning since 1982...

host and current 60 Minutes reporter Liz Hayes
Liz Hayes
Elizabeth "Liz" Hayes is an Australian television presenter. She was born in Taree, New South Wales...

 appeared on set to present Grimshaw with a bunch of flowers.

Grimshaw voiced Katie Current in the Australian release of the film Shark Tale
Shark Tale
Shark Tale is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation. In the story, a young fish named Oscar falsely claims to have killed the son of a shark mob boss to win favour with the mob boss' enemies and advance his own community standing...

, originally voiced by Katie Couric
Katie Couric
Katherine Anne "Katie" Couric is an American journalist and author. She serves as Special Correspondent for ABC News, contributing to ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America, This Week and primetime news specials...

.

In June 2009, Grimshaw traded national TV insults with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay
Gordon James Ramsay, OBE is a Scottish chef, television personality and restaurateur. He has been awarded 13 Michelin stars....

. Ramsay, before an audience of several thousand people at the Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show, following an interview with Grimshaw the previous day, described her as "a lesbian". He then showed a picture of a woman, who appeared naked. The woman was posed on her hands and knees but had multiple breasts and the facial features of a pig. "That's Tracy Grimshaw," he said. "I had an interview with her yesterday, holy crap. She needs to see Simon Cowell's Botox.

Grimshaw retaliated to Gordan’s insults and described her emotions upon hearing Ramsay's 'joke' as absolutely miserable. "Obviously Gordon thinks that any woman that doesn't find him attractive must be gay, for the record, I don't and I am not." Later, Ramsay said he didn't call her a lesbian.

On the 29 June 2011, a tribute video was presented celebrating Tracy's 30 years at the Nine Network. At the end of the episode, the crew came on the set and presented Tracy with flowers.

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