Kirsten Drysdale ,was born 1984, and raised in Mackay, Queensland, is an Australian television presenter and journalist. She is a writer and presenter on ABC consumer affairs comedy programme, The Checkout. She was a researcher and presenter for Hungry Beast and a researcher for The Hamster Wheel, The Hamster Decides and The Gruen Transfer. She has also occasionally appeared on Radio National, where she hosted Talking Shop, a weekly show about marketing and consumer behaviour.
Drysdale worked for a production company in Brisbane that produced documentaries and multimedia for museums and exhibitions. During this time, she was also pursuing a sporting career, playing hockey for the Queensland Scorchers. After suffering an injury, she successfully applied for a position in ABC television comedy and current affairs programme, Project NEXT, which was later renamed Hungry Beast.