Hitting airwaves as host of Hack

BANKSTOWN’S own Avani Dias will step into the hot seat next year as the new host of ABC radio Triple J’s youth issues and current affairs program, Hack.

The 28-year-old journalist has already filled in as the Hack presenter for a decent chunk of this year, and also hosts Hack’s ‘The Friday Shakeup’ program where she breaks down the biggest stories of the week.
Named a 2019 Walkley Finalist for Young Journalist of the Year, the former Bankstown Public School student spent nearly three years as a reporter for ABC Darwin before fulfilling a long-time ambition to join Triple J and report on stories from around Australia on TV, radio and online.
“When I was a teenager, I’d write cheesy lines in my diary about how obsessed I was with Triple J and wanting to be on the station,” she said.
“I’ve grown up with Hack. It’s guided me through life, taught me what I should know about the world, and in many ways made me the person I am today.
“So, you can imagine how proud and excited I am to be taking over the only show in Australia which always puts young people at the front and centre of every conversation.”