Tim Blackwell


Tim Blackwell is a host of Nova’s Kate, Tim & Joel's national drive show with Kate Ritchie and Joel Creasey, from 3pm to 6pm around the country.

Tim has been part of the Nova Network since 2001. He started his radio career at Nova 100 as Melbourne’s late-night announcer. In 2002 he moved to Perth to host Nova 93.7’s local drive show and was the first voice on air when the station launched, with a Red Hot Chili Peppers interview. Two years later, he moved to Sydney to host Nova 96.9’s local drive show.

Tim joined Nova 100 as an anchor on Hughesy & Kate Melbourne breakfast show before teaming up with Hayley Pearson to host Nova 100’s night show Launchpad.

In 2009, he joined Meshel Laurie as co-host of Nova 106.9’s Brisbane breakfast show. The following year, Marty Sheargold joined the team to become Meshel, Tim & Marty and in 2011 they became the Nova Network’s national drive team. In 2014 Kate Ritchie joined the team with the show now the Kate, Tim & Marty drive show.

During their time on drive, Kate, Tim & Marty have won seven Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRA) for Best Networked Program in 2015, Tim also won an ACRA for Best Entertainment/Music Presenter that year, Best On Air Team in 2016 and 2017, Best Syndicated Australian Program and Best Networked Show in 2018 and Best Networked Program and Best Syndicated Program in 2019.

Tim travels the globe as a reporter for the travel show Getaway and regularly appears on Channel Nine’s Today Show. He is also passionate and active member of Hawthorn Football Club.

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