Myf Warhurst is a TV presenter, broadcaster, journalist, writer and is currently hosting weekday lunch on ABC radio’s Double J. She is also a weekly columnist for The Guardian.
Myf is best known for her role as Team Captain on one of Australia’s most-loved television shows, Spicks & Specks, a music quiz show where Myf and comedians Adam Hills and Alan Brough wrangled with superstars of the music and comedy world to win no prizes whatsoever. Surprisingly, this no-stakes game was one of ABC TV’s consistently highest rating shows for many years. In 2012, after 277 episodes, Myf, Alan and Adam decided to go out on a high and called it a day, saying goodbye to the nation by performing a concert version of the TV show in theatres all around Australia. Called the Spicks & Speck-tacular, it played to audiences of over 80,000 people.
Myf’s first foray into solo television was her own 6 part documentary series that screened on ABC TV in 2012 and 2013, Myf Warhurst’s Nice. It was an exploration into the great, and not so great, music, art, food, fashion, photography and design of her youth.
Myf also currently contributes reports to Network Ten's, The Project.
Prior to being on TV, Myf was a broadcaster at the ABC’s national youth radio station, Triple J, hosting Breakfast, lunch and weekends. Myf also worked on ABC Local Radio providing local and national programs and had a stint on commercial radio with comedian Peter Helliar. She now finds her broadcasting home at Double J, Triple J‘s older sister station.
Writing is another of Myf’s loves. In the early days, her love of music lead her from reviewing gigs to managing the weekly street press rag, InPress. For many years she also freelanced for Melbourne newspaper, The Age, writing broadly about music/theatre/arts and also contributed a weekly column.
Myf went to Melbourne University where she studied Music (Piano major), Fine Art (theory), and topped it off by completing a Post Grad in Art Curatorial Studies. In her spare time Myf is also an Ambassador for Melbourne animal shelter Animal Aid and Wildlife Victoria.