James Bracey is the host of Nine’s National Rugby League coverage, the Sports Sunday program, and 100% Footy.
Bracey graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2005 with a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism), after joining Sky News as a sports reporter and presenter in 2004.
He stayed at Sky for almost 13 years, during which time he covered three Summer Olympic Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016), two Winter Olympic Games (Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014), and the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, as well as the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
In December 2016, he was announced as the host of Nine’s rugby league coverage, joining the famous Wide World of Sports team that includes Ray Warren, Peter Sterling, Phil Gould, Andrew Johns, Wally Lewis, Brad Fittler and Darren Lockyer.
As well as regular season matches, Bracey hosts the State of Origin series and Nine’s NRL Grand Final coverage.
In 2019, Bracey also co-hosted the Australian Open tennis coverage for Nine.
When he’s not broadcasting from a stadium or a studio, Bracey keeps himself busy with plenty of running along his local beach, and improving his golf and tennis form – both, he says, very much a work in progress.
He and his wife Margot recently became parents for the first time, with daughter Matilda.