Tracey Holmes quits ABC

After nearly a decade with ABC Tracey Holmes resigns, with plans to cover Paris Olympics elsewhere.

Sports reporter Tracey Holmes has quit ABC after nearly a decade at the broadcaster.

On social media she posted, “Paris 2024 beckons. It will be my 14th Olympic Games as a journalist / reporter / broadcaster. This coming Olympics though, it will not be for the ABC since I have resigned and will finish on November 30.

“Thanks to colleagues, listeners, viewers, readers, critics and most importantly, those who always gave their time to both celebrate sports role in society and discuss the ways of turning the negatives into the positives.

“For now though, to channel a former governor of California in his former life as The Terminator, ‘I’ll be back’, that’s a promise.”

Holmes joined ABC in 2014, covering Sport across ABC Radio and Television, and hosting podcast That’s the Ticket.

But she first joined ABC in 1989 as the first female host of national sports programme, Grandstand. Previous roles were at SBS, Seven, CNN and as a media spokesperson for the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games.

In March she was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Australian Sports Commission Media Awards and last year the 2021 Women and Sports Award for Oceania by the International Olympic Committee.

Her partner Stan Grant also formally departed ABC in August having stepped aside from Q+A to take up a new a role with Monash University.

2 Responses

  1. She has consistently been one of the best sports journalist on radio and TV for a number of years, especially her reporting on the “politics” of sport whether it be the IOC or FIFA. She is forensic in her research and fearless in her approach to raising the uncomfortable questions.

    I often wondered what the conversations would be like around the dinner table at her house. Two giant minds together just chewing the fat.

  2. I’m looking forward to see where she moves on to next. I like her reporting style and I found her to be the most balanced journalist during her coverage of last year’s FIFA World Cup, when the majority of reporters were swept in the mass hysteria against the host country. Wishing her success.

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