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Rawdon
Christie

Media personality and presenter

Profile

Rawdon Christie is an award-winning broadcaster with a journalism career that spans 20 years. Rawdon is most well-known for his role of presenting TVNZ’s daily Breakfast show where he interviewed hundreds of guests from politicians to Olympic athletes.

Current work
After five years on TVNZ’s early-morning show, he left TVNZ and now divides his time between MC'ing, facilitating and speaking at conferences, as well as running his own consultancy - working with organisations on positive relationship-building, reputation management and media relations. Rawdon is also partnered with online business education website ‘Unfiltered’ as a guest interviewer, and with the NBR as Creative Director of NBR View.

Background
Rawdon left the teaching profession after seven years to join the BBC, where he worked as a reporter and news anchor. He then transferred to New Zealand to work for TVNZ, initially as a reporter for One News and then for the 7pm daily current affairs programme, Close Up. He became an established presenter for TVNZ as the host of political show, Agenda and the NZ version of Dragon’s Den. In 2011, Rawdon became the inaugural host of TVNZ’s Saturday Breakfast show, before taking up the job of presenting TVNZ’s daily Breakfast show.

His biggest career challenge came when he anchored TVNZ’s coverage of both Christchurch earthquakes - the first of which set a New Zealand record for continuous rolling coverage to an audience of over 2 million.

Rawdon is a passionate story teller who spends his spare time skiing, cycling, playing the piano and trying to make his children laugh.

Feedback
I recognise Rawdon as one of the most professional MC's I have come across. His planning for an occasion is in-depth, his manner tries to react to the crowd attending and he can be both serious or have some fun depending on the occasion. From raising money for charity to a business network meeting, Rawdon's past career in television certainly comes through and I would recommend him to any company to use his outstanding skills. Barfoot & Thompson
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