Kerri-Lee Harding BIO
Kerri-Lee is a proud Bindal – Juru / KOA woman and at the young age of 11 years of age, Kerri-Lee won her first National writing prize, a $1000 scholarship which enabled her to pay for her first year at high school. Since that time Kerri-Lee has been more than passionate about Indigenous storytelling across various Australian media platforms. Kerri-Lee’s media career began at ABC RADIO 774 ABC Melbourne in 1998 as Aboriginal Radio Cadet Broadcaster. Her media career spans more than 20 years, having spent time working in a variety of Multimedia roles across the industry as a Content Maker, Writer, Researcher, Presenter, Narrator, Producer, Photographer, Film Producer and a Director.
Kerri-Lee is passionate about sharing Indigenous stories from the community direct to audiences and believes strongly in sharing the microphone with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people whom voices and stories are not usually heard across the mainstream Australian media outlets. In 2017 Kerri-Lee’s writing featured in the Time Out magazine DEADLY Melbourne and is proud of her role as one of the YIRRAMBOI Blak Critics. Kerri-Lee appreciates her role with this group of talented Blak writers and will continue to share Indigenous people’s stories through her writing.
Previous to her current role, Kerri-Lee spent time working at the ABC Radio’s ‘Speaking Out’ radio show, as the National Producer & Editor – ABC Radio website program. Kerri-Lee is now currently the producer / presenter of a local Indigenous Arts and Culture radio program ‘BLAKNOISE RADIO’ broadcasting each Thursday live from 3CR Community Radio Fitzroy and at 3CR Radio Kerri-Lee also enjoys her time working as a producer / presenter of Environment program ‘Earth Matters’ program and is broadcast Nationally across the Community Radio Network . Each year, Kerri-Lee works as a Broadcaster across the Youth and the Adult justice systems in Victoria with Indigenous inmates and is passionate about her work in prisons with the unique radio project ‘Beyond The Bars’ and each year works closely with Indigenous inmates on a series of unique radio workshops and radio shows delivered to audiences for NAIDOC week.