A familiar voice on the airwaves after seven successful years at triple j, Bridget Hustwaite is a TV and radio presenter, MC, bestselling author and podcaster with a strong connection to young Australians and an undeniable passion for music.
Bridget first made her mark in the media industry in 2012 by beating six thousand hopefuls to reach the top two in Channel V’s Presenter Search. It was Bridget’s first time in front of a camera but her passion and music knowledge shone through, as did her ability to work under pressure. The competition created a fresh wave of determination, prompting Bridget to volunteer for online music publication The AU Review, where she quickly rose as one of their most reliable writers, reviewing gigs and interviewing a range of upcoming local and established international acts. Alongside this, Bridget cemented herself as a talented producer and presenter for Melbourne media organisation, SYN (Student Youth Network), where she first trained in radio.
In 2015, Bridget joined national youth broadcaster triple j as a casual presenter before taking over as host of the flagship new music program, Good Nights in 2018. From interviewing the likes of Lizzo, Khalid and Flume to being the first person to ever play G Flip and “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I, Bridget’s genuine warmth, bubbly nature and love for music resonated with artists and listeners nationwide. She’s played a key part in the station’s broadcasts for Splendour in the Grass, Laneway, One Night Stand and the esteemed Hottest 100 countdown and is known as an active member of the music industry, having judged in the ARIA Awards and Eurovision Song Contest 2022 (Australian Jury). She has also showcased strong talkback skills whilst filling in on Drive and The Hook Up.
Bridget’s talent is easily translated to the TV screen as seen throughout her time reporting on music news for season two of The Sound (ABC, 2020) and most recently joining The Project on a number of occasions as fourth panellist. Bridget also presents and produces her own podcast called Figuring Out 30, which explores the chaos, confusion and clarity that comes with entering this new decade of life. Within days of release, Figuring Out 30 made Spotify’s Top 20 Podcast Chart (AU/NZ) and made their top 5% most shared podcasts globally for 2022.
On a more personal note, Bridget has used her platform to advocate for endometriosis, a chronic condition she was diagnosed with in 2018. In 2020, she published her first book via Allen & Unwin called ‘How to Endo: A Guide to Surviving and Thriving with Endometriosis’, which reached bestselling status within its first week of publication and continues to help thousands of people navigate life with the chronic condition. Bridget has spoken of her illness and advocacy at numerous noted events such as the Melbourne Writers Festival (2021), University of Melbourne Medical Student Conference (2022) and National Youth Disability Summit (2022).
Bridget is quickly proving to be an in-demand partner for brands, working alongside the likes of VUSH, Modibodi and recently appearing in a fashion campaign for Sportsgirl that was rolled out online and in stores across Australia.