John Campbell is an award winning TV presenter, radio host and journalist, well-known for his fun loving and charismatic personality.
Since 2018, John has worked in TVNZ’s News and Current Affairs division, working on stories for Q+A, Sunday and 1 NEWS as well as presenting Seven Sharp and 1 News at 6pm. He has also co-presented What Next? for TVNZ.
Prior to this, he presented Checkpoint, Radio New Zealand's drive time show, from 2016 to 2018 and for over ten years was the host of his own current affairs show, Campbell Live.
He has also been TV3's news anchor and presenter of the National Radio’s high-profile Saturday morning show.
After graduating from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours, John worked as a share trader providing a share report to Radio New Zealand's Midday Report. This led to Radio New Zealand offering him a job as a business reporter and his journalism career was underway. John moved to TV3 in 1991 as a general reporter in their Wellington newsroom and moved to their political press gallery a year later.
As a speaker or MC, John shares his wealth of knowledge from an incredible career in media. He is an insightful, topical and amusing keynote and the perfect polished MC for any event.
We have had so many positive comments regarding John; best MC we have had! He made a real effort to meet a lot of people on the night and his speech in particular in the beginning was very w ... keep readingell received so much so that I have been asked if we can get a copy. He took real interest in all the finalists and I am sure some of them felt like winners as he celebrated all their successes. He was very accommodating in all the requests for autographs, photos etc, the poor guy just about needed a minder! Overall fantastic and have been asked a number of times to get him back for next year. Palmerston North City Council
John was very professional and a pleasure to work with. John followed the brief very well, did his research and was very on point in his words.