More changes at triple j in 2022

The changes at triple j in 2022 have been announced with Dave Marchese, Nat Tencic, Dee Salmin and Tim Shiel set to shuffle into new roles.

Dave Marchese will take over as Hack host in 2022

Known to his Brekkie fans as D-BOY, Dave is already trusted by the nation for deftly dissecting breaking news from around the world on triple J Breakfast.

Dave has covered some big stories in recent years and will take his experience to the Hack team from 2022.

“It’s been a huge privilege bringing triple j listeners the news headlines over the past few years and we’ve seen a lot together; the same sex marriage debate, drought, bushfires and of course COVID-19,” said Dave.

“I’m so excited to join the Hack team and get the chance to dig down deeper into the big issues. There’s no better team out there and Avani is leaving behind a huge legacy of important storytelling and investigations. I’m stoked about the sleep in too.”

After four years, Nat Tencic is stepping down from hosting duties to work on consent education resources and pursue other opportunities in podcasting.

Nat’s brought her whole heart to The Hook Up hosting duties; she’s smashed taboos, helped triple j listeners find love, embrace their sexuality, have amazing orgasms and feel seen, heard and less alone.

“Getting to talk about sex on the air (and too loudly in the office) has been the most fun I could imagine having while getting a paid. I got to visit sex dungeons, get naked for art, watch a dominatrix tackle her sub in the ABC auditorium, make my own lube, and make Richard Kingsmill say ‘anal beads.’

“Sex is weird for everyone, but it’s weird in a good way when you know you’re not the only one going through it. I’m proud to have brought that to people who needed it, and I know the next Hook Up host will keep bringing you a warm, understanding embrace week in and out.”

In 2022, Dee Salmin will be the new host of triple j Hook Up.

Hailing from Perth, Dee studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and cut her teeth producing and presenting her own podcast and meme page The No Chill Girl.

You might already be familiar with Dee’s work, as she’s produced The Hook Up for the last 18 months, reported for triple j Hack, and was previously at ABC South West WA.

“It’s been so incredible seeing The Hook Up grow over the past few years and I can’t wait to keep hearing about your love lives in 2022,” said Dee.

“I’ve been so lucky to learn from a pro like Nat, and I’m so excited to be the custodian of a show that tackles so many important issues. We’ll also vent together about dating and share spicy stories about things like crystal dildos!”

After 8 years on air, triple j’s Something More program with Tim Shiel will conclude at the end of the year.

For the duration of the show, Tim has been your host and cheat sheet to the future of music, digging up fresh future pop and cult electronic sounds.

“Being an artist is hard and it’s even harder if you’re doing something a little different. It’s been my honour to champion the music of thousands of uncompromising artists on Something More,” said Tim.

“I believe we need these kinds of artists the most right now – artists brave enough to inspire change and meet the planet’s hardest challenges head-on. I hope the work I’ve done has helped some of them to feel supported and seen.”

Tim won’t be far as he continues to bring you music on Double J Arvos.

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