Yumi Stynes

Media, Hosts/MC's, Lifestyle | The Arts


Yumi rocketed into the spotlight when she was the Channel [V] music reporter search.
* She’s written articles for a large number of publications.
* She was one of the four co-hosts on The Circle. The show won a Light Entertainment Logie in 2011.
* Yumi currently co-hosts the breakfast show on the Sydney radio station Mix106.5.


Yumi Stynes has had quite a ride. Her career started in the year 2000 when she won the Channel [V] music reporter search (along with James Mathison). Literally overnight Yumi went from making ham-and-cheese sandwiches in a Melbourne takeaway to being snogged by Robbie Williams on live national TV. 

Noted for her meticulous research and great sense of humour, Yumi has interviewed actors, comedians, directors and musicians all over the world. She's written for various publications including Grazia, Frankie Magazine and Film Ink and has an active and engaged online presence where she likes to keep people entertained with her wry observations on food, family, art and love.

Yumi's on-air style combines a unique take on the world - where her life experiences of single motherhood, growing up half-Japanese, being in a rock band and hitch-hiking solo across the country make her sympathetic to outsiders, rebels and artists - and a natural joyfulness that she wants to share. She has proven herself to be a versatile, intelligent and witty presenter who is respected by viewers, co-hosts and guest alike. 

In 2010 Yumi joined Network Ten as one of four co-hosts on The Circle. At the time she said “After years of doing live TV on Channel [V] I'm psyched to be back feeling that live energy again, five days a week!  It's something you can't fake and a kind of magic excitement fairy dust gets sprinkled over whatever you're doing. “The show was nominated for - and won - a Logie for Best Light Entertainment in 2011.  That same year Yumi and Chrissie Swan launched The 3pm Pick Up, a weekday radio show on Mix FM to considerable acclaim and she was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards in 2012.

When The Circle was axed midway through its third year, Yumi used the opportunity to catch up on sleep, take her daughters to school every day and to marry her partner in a ceremony where the only media present was her Japanese mother's iPhone.

In January 2013 Yumi returned to her beloved Sydney to co-host Sydney's first all-female FM breakfast show on Mix106.5 with Sami Lukis. Yumi is a regular contributor to Sunday Life Magazine, Sunday Telegraph.


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