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Mike
McRoberts

TV3 news anchor and reporter.

Profile

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.

Author
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.

Awards
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.

Media
Expertise
Topics

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

  • Media Personalities & Celebrity

Motivational

  • Inspiring Stories
  • Celebrity & Media

Politics & Advocacy

  • International Relations & Foreign Affairs
Feedback
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
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