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|STEVE PEARCE - This is Steve's 17th Australian Open, and his first as AO Radio's principal play-by-play commentator. For the past two decades, he has worked as a sport journalist for ABC Radio and Television in Melbourne, and he has also covered numerous Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties. He is regularly heard as part of the tennis team on ABC Radio during the Open, and covered the Wimbledon Championships for Australia's national broadcaster for six years. When not covering tennis, Steve is often heard from the fairways alongside the world's top golfers or presenting the sports news on News Breakfast on ABC TV. Twitter: @stevepearce987|
|CHRIS BOWERS - As a 16-year-old, Chris played 44 hours of non-stop doubles with three schoolfriends to break the world under-18 marathon doubles record. He has been on the tennis circuit since 1992, reporting as a writer and broadcaster. He has worked for several British newspapers, commentated for 13 years for BBC Radio at Wimbledon, and is a regular on Eurosport and ESPN. He has written several tennis books, including the first English-language biography of Roger Federer, and a book about Novak Djokovic and Serbia published in 2014. He lives in southern England with his 15-year-old daughter, where he is also active in political and environmental activity. Twitter: @chris1bowers|
|KATE KEARNS - Kate has been a member of the AO Radio team for more than 10 years, mixing her tennis knowledge with her considerable interest in fitness and human movement. She loves all aspects of sport - commentating, participating, watching, remonstrating - and is also an international marathon runner, having successfully completed the Boston, New York, Berlin, Melbourne, Paris, Chicago and Adelaide marathons. When she's not in the bunker at Rod Laver Arena, Kate is an organisational coach working with clients in government, interior design, media, education and the fitness industry. Twitter: @kearns_kate|
|CRAIG GABRIEL - The most heard tennis broadcaster in Australia, Craig Gabriel travels on the global tennis circuit eight months of the year and 2016 will be his 35th year covering the sport. He works in radio and TV nationally and internationally, is media director at events in Sydney and Shanghai and has worked with Serena Williams, Viktor Troicki, Andy Roddick and Alexandr Dolgopolov. He also covers tennis for the ITF, ATP, BNP Paribas, USTA and ANZ. The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio will be his seventh Olympic Games. Twitter: @crosscourt1|
|CRAIG WILLIS - For more than 25 years Craig Willis has introduced the players onto Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open, and also at the tennis event at five Olympic Games and countless Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties. During the lead-up to the Australian Open he is also the compere at the Brisbane International and Sydney International. When not enjoying the tennis he works for the Australian Football League as a compere and on-ground presenter, and also works closely with Golf Australia at the Australian Open Golf Championship and the PGA Championship of Australia.|
|RICHARD EVANS - Richard has been covering tennis since the days of Lew Hoad and Rod Laver, and as a news correspondent reported on two US presidential elections and reported from the wars in Vietnam and Cambodia. He has written or edited 19 books on cricket, rugby and tennis, including a biography of John McEnroe and the official history of the Davis Cup's first 100 years. His radio career began with CBS in New York, and he commentated for BBC Radio for 20 years. He lives in Florida and has an 18-year-old son. Twitter: @Ringham7|
BOJANA BOBUSIC - Bojana played four years on the WTA tour from 2009 until 2013, reaching a career-high singles ranking of 222 and doubles of 187. Born in Belgrade, she moved to Perth before she was a year old, and represented Australia at the World University Games. She was an All-American at the University of California, Berkeley, on a tennis scholarship, where she graduated in sociology and achieved a NCAA singles ranking of 15. She competed at the Australian Open in 2012 after winning the Australian wildcard playoff, and again in 2013. She has commentated at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, Hopman Cup and other events, co-hosted the John Newcombe Medal ceremony, and writes for Australian Tennis Magazine. Twitter: @BojBobusic
MATT CRONIN - Matt is one of America's leading tennis journalists, working as a tennis columnist for Tennis.com, the co-owner of the award-winning TennisReporters.net, a contributor to the wire service Reuters and a senior writer for Inside Tennis Magazine. Matt is the author of 'Epic: John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and the Greatest Tennis Season Ever'. He lives in California, and can be heard on the internet radio services of the other three Grand Slams.
NICK MCCARVEL - Nick joins the AO Radio team in 2017, and he's also doing writing and video hosting work elsewhere on AusOpen.com. A freelance tennis journalist and host based in New York City, Nick's work has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Guardian, ESPN.com and other publications. He has covered all four of the tennis' major tournaments, as well as the summer and winter Olympics. He has worked as an on-court host at the tour events in Miami, Charleston and Singapore, as well as the US Open. Twitter: @NickMcCarvel
|JENNY DRUMMOND - Another newcomer to AO Radio this year, Jenny is a former international-level player as a junior, having been on the junior circuit in Scotland with the Murray brothers and toured Europe under the coaching of Judy Murray. She has worked at all four Grand Slam tournaments with tennis industry leaders such as IMG and the Tennis Channel where she has interviewed some of the world's leading players. As well as tennis, Jenny has also covered two rugby world cups, a Paralympic Games and a Commonwealth Games. Twitter: @JennyDrummond1|
|PETER MARCATO - For many years AO Radio's principal play-by-play commentator, Peter has been snapped up for an enormous transfer fee by television, but will still be a member of the AO Radio team in 2017. The Australian Open is the culmination of a busy AO Series for Peter, which begins with him commentating for Channel 7 on the Hopman Cup. A broadcast industry all-rounder specialising in tennis, Peter is based in Melbourne but travels to the French Open and Wimbledon, and in 2016 covered the WTA Finals in Singapore. He worked as a general newsreader and reporter on the Triple M network and was also the voice of M-Sport for many years. Outside tennis, Peter has commentated on local (Aussie Rules) football and the women's national basketball league, and is a lecturer and tutor in radio at Swinburne University. Twitter: @PeterMarcato|