A lover of local music since high school, Bridget currently works as a casual presenter for national youth broadcaster, triple j.
Hustwaite first made her mark in the music and media industry in 2012 by beating 6000 hopefuls to reach the top 2 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. Bridget went on to lose the competition but the defeat created a fresh wave of determination, prompting her to volunteer for online music publication The AU Review. Hustwaite quickly rose as one of their most reliable writers, frequently reviewing gigs both in Ballarat and Melbourne, as well as interviewing artists and reporting on new single releases.
2012 also saw Bridget join Melbourne media organization SYN (Student Youth Network) as a presenter on 1700, Melbourne’s only youth produced live music show. In 2014, Hustwaite swapped TV for radio and hosted two seasons of SYN’s flagship Australian music show, The Hoist, whilst also producing and presenting her own seasonal program called Spotlight, serving as a one hour Melbourne music guide with a focus on support acts.
Bridget’s love for The Hoist lead to her producing the entire show throughout 2015, before joining triple j over summer as a mid-dawn presenter. She can also be found presenting TOPS on triple j unearthed and has previously filled in on various programs such as Lunch, Weekend Lunch, Weekend Breakfast, House Party and Home & Hosed.
A three time judge in The Age Music Victoria Awards as well as the 2016 NT Song Of The Year Awards, Bridget is an active member of the music community with recent duties as both a moderator and panelist at Face The Music (2016) and The Push x Collarts Pop Up Shop (2017). You might also catch her DJing across Melbourne from time to time!
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