Myf Warhurst grew up in regional Victoria before moving to the city to study Music and Fine Arts at Melbourne Uni. She worked for some time as a journalist, providing arts and music stories for The Age and Inpress magazine, before becoming Managing Editor of the Melbourne street paper in 1999.
Myf was first introduced to radio as the showbiz reporter on Merrick and Rosso’s Triple J Drive Show in 1999. When they moved on, Myf moved into a full-time gig at the Js, hosting the Saturday night request show in 2000 before landing the afternoon shift in 2003. Here Myf got to do all the things she loves best: playing CDs, talking about music, pop culture and chatting with folks. She then combined her loves to create her infamous daily segment show, The Trashy Lunchtime Quiz. It was also on this lunchtime shift that listeners once heard her sing along to an entire You Am I song on air after she left her microphone on. After a few years she moved on from Lunchtime to spend some time getting up super-early to do Triple J Breakfast with Jay and The Doctor.
In January 2008 Myf left Triple J and joined her great mate Peter Helliar on the ‘Pete and Myf’ Triple M Melbourne Breakfast Show. She and Pete enjoyed finding out way too much about each other over 18 months!
Since she finished with breakfast radio, Myf has been a columnist for The Guardian and The Age, musing on the world around her and giving us an insight into her take on life. She guest hosted on ABC local radio and reports regularly for The Project on Network Ten.
Myf is probably best known for her 7-year stint wrangling rock stars and other showbiz luminaries as a team captain on ABC TV’s music/comedy quiz show, Spicks and Specks. After 277 episodes Myf, Alan and Adam decided to finish the show on a high note in 2011. Starting off in Sydney in November, she toured the country with the guys performing the hugely successful Spicks & Speck-tacular – a concert version of the TV show. Over 80,000 dedicated fans came to farewell the trio over 27 shows with the tour wrapping up in Melbourne on Sunday 15 January 2012.
Myf returned to ABC TV in 2012 with her first solo venture ‘Myf Warhurst’s NICE’, a series that embraced cultural icons of the past, the things that surround us, and all things… ‘nice’.
Between 2014 and 2017, Myf presented Lunch With Myf weekdays on ABC’s digital radio station Double J. The opportunity to play new releases, talk to musicians and have free reign to delve into the archives made Double J the perfect home for this massive music fan! Myf will move into a new position at ABC Radio in 2018, where she’ll be heard across the country from 12.30pm-2pm. She will also continue to present Bang On with co-host Zan Rowe – a podcast where they chat about the biggest issues in art, music and pop culture, available for download via the ABC Radio app or iTunes.
In 2017, Myf hosted the Eurovision Song Contest for SBS in Kyiv, Ukraine alongside Joel Creasey. They’ll return to host the contest in Lisbon, Portgual in 2018.