Speakers Profile - Craig Reucassel

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Craig Reucassel is an Australian writer and comedian who is best known for his work with The Chaser and for going through your bins on The War on Waste.

Craig and a group of friends founded The Chaser newspaper, which led to a number of ABC TV Chaser programs including The Election Chaser, CNNNN, The Chaserís War on Everything, Yes We Canberra and The Hamster Wheel. Most recently heís appeared on ABC inThe Chaserís Media Circus, The Chaserís Election Desk and the current series of satirical consumer affairs show The Checkout. In 2017 Craig hosted the War on Waste on ABC TV.

Craig was born in South Africa but moved to Australia at a young age. He attended Bowral Public School and Bowral High School, but despite this never became a famous cricketer. He then attended the University of Sydney, and graduated with honours in Bachelor of Economics (Social Science) and Bachelor of Laws.

At some point he also co-hosted the triple j shows Today Today, Bloody Sunday and The Race Race with fellow Chaser Chris Taylor. He has performed in David Williamsonís Jack of Hearts and Tim Firth's Neville's Island at The Ensemble.

Craig is married with three children. He has a cat and a dog that could do with a walk if you have any time.