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Popular television news presenter and master of ceremonies.


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.

Current work
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.


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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 occasion. 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
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