James Weir is an award-winning journalist and the mastermind behind a popular reality TV column that has become a must-read. His recaps of Married at First Sight cracked record readership numbers in 2020 and continue to be appointment reading for fans of the show as well as those who never watch it.
Turning his sharp observation and irreverent humour to other areas, he has gone on the road to cover major events like the 2019 election trail and Harry and Meghan’s 2019 tour of South Africa. His satirical Sunday column has been running for three years and is syndicated across Australia in the Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Herald, Sun, Sunday Mail and on the news.com.au and New Zealand Herald websites. Away from writing, he has been a regular contributor and fill-in host on KIIS 106.5’s The Kyle & Jackie O Show for close to a decade. The Hemsworth Effect is his first novel.