1997 - present
1975 (age 45–46)
Melborne, Victoria, Australia
News Presenter ABC News 24 (2014–)
Hugh Riminton, Jenny Brockie, Karina Carvalho
Kumi Taguchi (田口久実, Taguchi Kumi, born 1975) is an Australian broadcaster and presenter on ABC and ABC News 24.
Born in Melbourne, Victoria to her Japanese father and Australian mother, Taguchi grew up in rural New South Wales learning classical violin from the age of five, and won a scholarship to study music at the University of Wollongong.
Working at ABC Local Radio she pursued her passions for writing and film.
In 2004, Taguchi moved to Hong Kong to produce and anchor news and current affairs programmes for STAR TV, Asia Television and NHK World.
In 2013, Taguchi completed a series of adventurous assignments, including reporting on the experience of running her first marathon near Uluru, reporting on the Blue Mountains bush fires and sailing on a 70-foot yacht in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
In 2014, she spent two weeks documenting the experience of those being treated in a hospital for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Since 2014, Taguchi has been an ambassador for mental health awareness.
Since 2014 Taguchi has anchored ABC News 24 with Scott Bevan.
In 2015 Taguchi hosted the Drive radio show on 702 ABC Sydney.
From March 2017 Taguchi became the host of Compass (TV program) after being passed the baton by Geraldine Doogue.