One of the most recognisable and popular faces on New Zealand television, Hilary currently hosts the prime time TVNZ show, Seven Sharp.
Hilary is a highly sought after and polished MC. She’ll have your event running like clockwork and make you, the organiser, look like a star.
Hilary has also worked extensively in New Zealand on both radio and television.
She was TV3’s 6pm network anchor for many years before moving to TVNZ where she now hosts Seven Sharp with Jeremy Wells.
Hilary spent many years working in morning radio as well, both on Auckland’s More FM and Radio Live.
The multi-award winning newsreader and presenter, Hilary is an accomplished MC and public speaker.
- Best New Journalist, New Zealand Radio Awards 1993
- Best Newsreader, New Zealand Radio Awards 2002, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016.
- Best News or Current Affairs Presenter 2011 AFTA Awards.
- Best News Presenter, TV Guide Best on the Box 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Background: Originally from Wellington, Hilary started her career as a radio reporter in the Wairarapa. She moved to Christchurch in 1993 to take up a reporting role at TV3 and then Auckland as a reporter and presenter on 3 News. She anchored TV3’s news for many years before moving to TVNZ where she has been a presenter on both Breakfast and Seven Sharp.
Public Speaking: Hilary is an accomplished public speaker with a particular passion and focus on issues that affect women. She is both funny and personable and able to share stories from her own career which relate to the audience.
Hilary Barry’s one-on-one interview with Hillary Clinton
Hilary Barry and The Governess from the Chase
Hilary Barry chats with Jane Fonda in Sydney ahead of her one off New Zealand show
As university kicks into gear how do students living away from home perform in the kitchen?
Hilary Barry gets personal with Jane Seymour, the oldest woman to grace to cover of Playboy
Fantastic - Hilary’s speaking was flawless and lively, she delivered the script given to her with humour and made her own adjustments to the script which were funny and complemented the occa ... keep readingsion. Hilary gave the formalities of the evening the significance and gravity that was required, while making the audience feel at ease and relaxed. It was a pleasure to meet Hilary and have her at the function, and we will recommend her in the future. New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants
"Hilary was a delight, she worked with our audience to perfection. Her pronunciation and annunciation were spot on, she was interesting and amusing. Hilary was great company and did not object to her fans coming up to say hello. She helped us make up some lost time (due to a later than planned start), she really made the night feel as if it was about us - not about her…..she was gracious enough to let the awards have the starring role. Her pre event contact was also spot on - would highly recommend her and would not hesitate to use her again!"
Hilary was relaxed, professional and very easy to deal with from the run through to the main event. She held the crowds attention well and kept the flow and timings of the night ticking along. Thanks for being a super star.
Hilary was absolutely fantastic as the MC for our awards evening. She was entertaining, funny, professional and a pleasure to deal with!
As expected Hilary was very professional, with a warmth to her work both in pre-event meetings and on the night.
Hilary was an excellent MC for our event - thoroughly prepared and professional throughout!
Hilary was fantastic, her personality shone throughout the evening and our audience loved her!