James Findlay is a Melbourne born broadcaster and journalist with a background in public relations and marketing. He is currently the producer of The Hook Up on triple j, the station’s sex and relationships program, and the Bang On podcast hosted by Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe.
James holds a Bachelor or Communications from RMIT University and a Master of Public Health (Sexual Health) from the University of Melbourne and has a passion for sexual health promotion, especially with young people.
Prior to working with triple j, James was the Program Director of Australia’s only LGBTI radio station, JOY 94.9 (2015-2016).
In 2014-15, James was the News Editor of Melbourne Community Voice magazine, the LGBTI, free, street press magazine for Melbourne, covering local politics, community and news.
James has also tutored in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University.
On air, James co-hosted breakfast on JOY 94.9 on Tuesdays with the program, Triple Threat, with Jess Keneally and Cristina Laria (2014-2016). He also co-hosted Hide and Seek, the station’s show for exploring sex, sexuality and self (2015).
Previously, James was Executive Producer and host of SYN‘s only show exploring sex and relationships, The Naughty Rude Show. James also had guest appearances on The Naughty Rude TV show on C31 in 2008, and co-hosted “Hide and Seek” with Dean Beck on JOY 94.9 during 2009 and 2010.
James was also co-host of the popular breakfast program on JOY 94.9 with comedian, Nath Valvo, and interviewed some of today’s favourite celebrities including musicians Kelly Clarkson, Sam Smith, Olly Alexander from Years and Years, Jason Derulo, Jessica Mauboy, and comedians such as Judith Lucy and Fiona O’Loughlin.
From mid 2011 to the end of 2013, James lived in Europe and worked as a tour guide for Busabout for a summer season, before moving to Hamburg, Germany for a year learning German and teaching English.
James grew up in Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast, where his family still lives.
James in the media:
“Why LGBT+ groups don’t respond with hatred and anger”, SBS Sexuality, 16 June 2016
“Now is not the time for anger”, SameSame.com.au, 15 June, 2016
“Sound Advice for Between the Sheets” – The Age, 16 June, 2011
“iPhone Hook-ups go Straight with New Meet Market” – Sydney Morning Herald, 9 September, 2011
“Generation XXX: a forum about young adults, sex and internet porn” – ABC Radio Victoria, 11 March, 2011