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TV3 News Anchor & Reporter


One of New Zealand's most recognisable faces, Mike McRoberts graces our TV screens weekday evenings bringing us our six o'clock news bulletin with co-anchor, Samantha Hayes.

The former 60 Minutes current affairs host whose reporting career spans more than 20 years, is perhaps best known for his journalism work in some of the worlds most dangerous places, covering conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Gaza, East Timor and the Solomon Islands.

Current work
MC and speaker

Being booked as both an MC and to speak, word is definitely out about McRoberts. Combining his journalism skills with extraordinary anecdotes, Mike shares insight into his career, giving his audience an idea of what happened in some of those sticky situations before the camera started rolling - what it takes to get the real story.

Mike has also covered some of the world's biggest natural disasters in China, Haiti, Pakistan and South East Asia and of course the Christchurch Earthquake.

Previous experience
Beginning his career in 1984 as a cadet at Radio New Zealand, Mike then furthered his journalism career when he accepted a role with TVNZ in 1995 as a sports reporter. It is after this role that he moved to TV3 and progressively took up a position which saw him reporting for the current affairs programme 60 Minutes.

In his book, Beyond the Front Line, Mike expands on the events that have taken him to many of the world's war zones and disaster areas. He gives an insightful account of his experiences; the warfare, the devastation and finding humour in surprising places, as well as the fascinating people he's met getting the stories.

Mike has won numerous journalism awards, including TV Journalist of the Year in 2006 and News Presenter of the Year in 2017. A keen sports follower, Mike has also presented and reported from several Rugby World Cups and Olympics Games.

Mike did a fantastic job and we had lots of comments regarding how great he was. We also received a lot of comments on how friendly and down to earth Mike is and people loved his stories. Mike was an absolute pleasure to work with. Association of Consulting Engineers NZ Ltd

Mike was warm, engaging, entertaining, intuitive to the audience and thoroughly professional. At our Gala Dinner he worked beyond his requirements and ensured he spent quality time with our delegates. We have had nothing but positive feedback from our delegates - particularly the ladies!

Visique Members Company Limited

Mike McRoberts was a fabulous MC and was key in the success of our function. The evening flowed well and he is such a natural speaker with great stories.

Obex Medical Ltd

Mike was fantastic. He was very aware of some of the issues the Dairy industry is facing at the moment and tailored his presentation to make it relevant to the delegates. He has a great presentation style which is very relaxed but managed to captivate the audience. Mike was also our MC for the dinner. He was very entertaining and professional. Many delegates wanted to speak to him and have photos taken and Mike was more than obliging.

South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) 2015

Thought provoking, human experiences and wonderful voice modulation. Mike really kept the audience engaged and had great humour - a great keynote to start our conference.

Real Estate Institute of New Zealand

Mike was very professional and was a great MC for our Awards dinner. He made the event run very smoothly and was great to deal with in the week prior to and during the rehearsal on the day.


Mike was the glue that brought our whole event together. He was engaging and an absolute pleasure to work with. He acted as both MC and guest speaker, and tailored his speech to be relevant for our industry and guests. He spent down time mingling with our attendees and really took the time to make everyone feel special. I can't recommend Mike highly enough.


Mike was incredibly lovely to work with. Such a humble guy! We’ve had amazing feedback and we really appreciated how well he deals with the ‘star’ factor posing for photos and talking to people. I really appreciate that he took some time to understand who we are and was able to share stories that worked well for our audience. Also, massive thanks for doing our karakia to start the day.


Very engaging and was extremely professional. His content was excellent and he was very approachable. It would be difficult to find someone who could improve on his performance.

Master Painters

Mike has a very natural authentic approach, which makes an awards both enjoyable, relaxed, energetic, very Kiwi but also very transferable.

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