I’m a journalist, writer, and broadcaster in Wellington, New Zealand. In 2017, I was based at the New York Times bureau in Hong Kong.

From 2006-2015, I worked at Radio New Zealand in various reporting, producing, editing, and presenting roles. I still fill in on air as a host from time to time, and do some work on the digital team.

As well as covering current events, I write and speak freelance about gender, sexual violence, body politics, social issues (especially inequality and social justice), literature, pop culture, and arts (especially dance and comedy).

I’ve presented at book festivals in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, and Newcastle, and have chaired sessions at tech conferences including NetHui and Open Source // Open Society.

Speaking at City Gallery, Wellington.

I have taught journalism and public relations at Massey University, where I completed a Master’s in Journalism. My thesis covered the impact of gendered online harassment on high profile women in broadcast journalism. I also have a Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications, majoring in TV and radio journalism.

In the past, I’ve provided small NGOs and start-ups with help on blogging, social media, media relations, communications, marketing, media training, and strategy.

For more about the different things I do, you can check out my CV at LinkedIn.

Contact me to talk about journalism, writing, or speaking work: charlotte@charlottenicolegraham.com

Performing stand-up comedy at Comedy HK in Hong Kong.




On stage with Roxane Gay at Auckland Writers Festival.

Listen to some of my radio and public speaking work:

On Radio New Zealand. There is a decade of interviews, reviews, and journalism to listen to on the site, so here is my favourite interview.

Speaking about my Master’s research into the gendered harassment of women journalists, on Radio New Zealand, 95bFM, and Radio Live.

Chairing at the Auckland Writers Festival 2017, with Roxane Gay (or watch the video).

Chairing at Word Christchurch Writers Festival 2016, with Debbie Stoller.

Reading at Australia’s National Young Writers Festival in Newcastle.



I’m always happy to speak over phone, Skype or in person about story tips, so mention in your email if you’d prefer to talk that way.

If you are commissioning work, please ensure that you have decided on a budget for your writing or speaking engagement before you email.

Please also be aware that due to the large number of these emails I receive, I am unfortunately not able to respond to messages asking for advice about journalism school, requesting contacts at publications, or asking I look over a draft and/or give advice on pitching.

The internet is rich with useful material on all of these topics and the time it would take to properly answer every such question would prevent me from getting my own work finished in a timely fashion. Thanks for understanding.