Our Ambassador

Dee Dee Dunleavy


Dee Dee was once crowned the Queen of Melbourne radio, having clocked up nearly four decades in the media as a journalist, newsreader, radio host and writer.  Dee Dee started her working life as a cadet journalist with Standard Newspapers in 1980, moving from The Town Crier to the Frankston Standard, where in 1986 she made the leap to radio as a journalist and newsreader at Fox FM.   After 13 years at Fox, Dee Dee moved to Gold FM where she co-anchored the breakfast show and presented the news. 

In 2000 she joined Melbourne’s top-rating 3AW line-up.  We were delighted to hear that starting at the beginning of 2020, Dee Dee is now hosting her dream job, 3AW afternoons!

Dee Dee also enjoyed one of Australia’s longest-running radio partnerships with her friend and co-host Peter “Grubby” Stubbs. The pair were on 3AW The Weekend Break, and Dee Dee also hosted a popular Friday night show Trending which looked at the latest trends in all areas of our daily lives.  She has also hosted 3AW’s Breakfast, Afternoon, and Drive shifts, and appeared on Mornings with Neil Mitchell.  She recently hosted The Morning Mix on the Talking Lifestyle network, and in Life and Times on Sunday afternoons she interviewed some of Australia’s most successful people. 

Dee Dee and her husband Kieran, a solid plasterer, are renovating a Victorian home in Melbourne’s north-east, and they have two young adult children.

Dee Dee is fanatical about sport, in particular the St Kilda Football Club, as well as Cricket and was a foundation Ambassador for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League. She is also dedicated to supporting a number of charities, as an Ambassador for Children First Foundation and supporting the O’Brien Institute’s research into tissue engineering, as well as volunteering at Vincent Paul aged care centre in Mont Albert. DeeDee was one of our first Ambassadors.

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