Rowdie Walden is a 26-year-old Indigenous-Australian presenter who grew up in Narromine, NSW (a little further west of Dubbo) and now lives in Melbourne.
Rowdie first jumped in front of the camera during his time working on ABC’s flagship science program, Catalyst, putting his quirky spin on their weekly social media promos.
In 2015, Rowdie had his first TV series commissioned, a 6-episode popsci miniseries for ABC iView titled NANO. The success of NANO quickly led to the commission of his second series for ABC – Rowdie’s Chemical Romance, a 5-part series which saw him (attempt to) use science to find love. The series premiered on ABC and iView.
Rowdie has also appeared on the Channel 10 series Cram hosted by Peter Helliar, and the Top 40 Eurovision Controversies special on SBS. He is currently working on The Weekly for ABC as the socials writer and producer.
During his spare time, Rowdie also frequents Erotic Fan Fiction at the Giant Dwarf Theatre, and can be heard on FBi Radio occasionally.