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Host of The Club

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Craig Hutchison is a Melbourne-based sports broadcaster with a wealth of experience in the industry. “Hutchy” has covered football commentary and breaking news stories as well as everything in between.

In eight years covering sport, Craig has developed his own unique style to sports reporting and is a popular and recognisable figure amongst the Australian public. Craig’s speciality is football, however during his tenure with Channel 7 and formerly Channel 10 Craig has become accustomed to reporting on numerous sporting events

Current Activities

  • Sport reporter for The Age
  • Senior AFL Reporter – Nine Network
  • Co-host of Footy Classified
  • In-house reporter for The Footy Show

Career History

Herald Sun

  • 1994 - began work as a cadet

Sport 927

  • 1996 – joined Sport 927 in Melbourne

Channel Ten

  • 1997 - joined Channel Ten as a journalist and broke sport stories including Neil Balme’s sacking at the Melbourne Football Club as Senior Coach, Alastair Lynch’s drug hearing with the AFL, and the subsequent resignation of the Brisbane chairman following the story.

Seven Network

  • 1999 – started work at Seven
  • Promoted to Channel Seven’s Chief Football Reporter, appearing on the nationally-broadcast Sportsworld every Sunday
  • Fill-in sports anchor for Seven News
  • Host and creator of reality football TV show “The Club”

Triple M

  • 1997 – joined Triple M
  • 1999 – Hosted the ‘Ralphy and Hutch’ show, a top rating program
  • Calls AFL games every Saturday night over the past eight years.
  • Completes a two hour editorial/journalist role on Saturday’s
  • Has joined the team of Sam Newman, James Brayshaw, Stephen Quartermain and Jason Dunstall each Sunday providing a preview to the days game.


  • Five-time winner of the AFL Media Association Awards “Best Electronic News Reporter.
  • Won Quill (Victorian Journalism Awards) for the most outstanding reporter in overall news for breaking the Wayne Carey affair with wife of Anthony Stevens.
  • Received a high commendation in Quills in 2005.


17 March 2005

To Whom It May Concern:

RE: Craig Hutchison

Craig has been an MC and speaker at a number of functions for the Western Bulldogs over the past three years. Craig has an exceptional knowledge of Australian Rules Football, and the statistics involving its many hundreds of players. He has a good sense of humour and can either be the Master of Ceremonies or an expert panellist. As Craig is the face of Channel 7 sports reporting here in Melbourne during the football season, he ads credibility to any event being held as the attendees automatically feel an association with him and his ability.

I have great pleasure in recommending his services, and should anybody need to enquire about his services I would be more than happy to provide a professional reference. Craig has been a panellist at our Grand Final  ve luncheon for 1,000 guests at the Carlton Crest Hotel, and at the club’s season launch he has been Master of Ceremonies for the last three years.

Yours Sincerely,

Miles Rose

Event Manager.

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