Spencer Howson

Spencer Howson

Spencer Howson has over 14,000 hours of live daily talk radio under his belt. He spent 24 years at the ABC, including 15 years hosting the top-rating ABC Brisbane breakfast show. In 2005, Spencer was named ABC Local Radio Broadcaster of the Year.


He has extensive outside broadcast experience, having anchored live radio shows from all over Queensland – Thursday Island to Stanthorpe, Cairns to Cunnamulla, Birdsville to the Gold Coast – and beyond.


Prior to joining the ABC, he was Vice President of Queensland Radio for the Print Handicapped.


For three years, Spencer wrote a column in the fortnightly glossy magazine “Bmag”, distributed to over 400,000 homes. He presented the ABC TV show “Snapshot”, guest-hosted Channel Nine’s weekday magazine show “Extra”, and has been a regular commentator on Seven’s “The Morning Show” and Nine’s “Today” show.


Spencer now writes the weekday morning email newsletter “The Gateway” for Brisbane Times and teaches the radio stars of the future at USQ Springfield campus.


Spencer is a tirelessly curious storyteller with an energetic, friendly style. He thinks on his feet and knows the right questions to ask to tease the best out of anyone he is interviewing.


Spencer Howson is a husband, father, broadcaster, journalist, writer and educator.