List of New Zealand television personalities

This is a list of New Zealand television personalities, including presenters and journalists. It includes those who left the profession, retired, or died.


  • Sam Ackerman – television sports presenter
  • Suzy Aiken – television personality and Prime News presenter
  • Peter Arnett – television journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Astar – television arts and crafts presenter
  • Aunt Daisy – radio personality




  • Simon Dallow – journalist, barrister and a television personality
  • Tania Dalton – international netball player and netball commentator
  • Corin Dann – political editor, presenter and interviewer
  • Melissa Davies – television journalist and presenter
  • Murray Deaker – radio and television sports reporter
  • Joel Defries – television presenter (British born)
  • Martin Devlin – radio and television broadcaster
  • David Di Somma – television and sports reporter
  • Barbara Dreaver – journalist, news correspondent
  • Oliver Driver – actor, director, broadcaster and television presenter







  • Willie Jackson – radio and television presenter and former politician
  • Billy T. James – entertainer, comedian, musician and actor
  • Arthur Owen Jensen – musician, music tutor and promoter, critic, broadcaster, composer
  • Liam Jeory – news presenter
  • Ian Johnstone – journalist, TV presenter and narrator[2]





  • Geeling Ng – model, actress, restaurateur and television presenter
  • Susie Nordqvist – news presenter


  • Margaret Kathleen O'Brien – dance teacher, hostess, radio presenter and film director
  • Tova O'Brien – television reporter, later Newshub political editor[4]
  • Bernadine Oliver-Kerby – television and radio broadcaster
  • Karen Olsen – former weather presenter
  • Olly Ohlson – first Māori person to host a children's television show,[5] the After School program; radio broadcaster



  • Keith Quinn – radio and television sports commentator and presenter


  • Bill Ralston – journalist, broadcaster, and media personality, active in television, radio and print
  • Cherry Raymond – current affairs interviewer, game show participant
  • Jason Reeves – radio broadcaster and television presenter
  • Mark Richardson – radio and television presenter and former cricketer
  • Matthew Ridge – television presenter, former All Black, and international rugby league captain
  • Bunny Rigold – presenter of 1970s do-it-yourself home repairs television program, author of New Zealand Handyman's Guide
  • Carolyn Robinson – newsreader, current affairs presenter
  • Kate Rodger – political reporter
  • Karen Rutherford – political reporter
  • Shannon Ryan – television and radio presenter



  • Dylan Taite – television presenter and interviewer
  • Jack Tame – television and radio journalist and presenter
  • John Tamihere – politician, television and radio personality and political commentator
  • Ian Taylor – business and former television presenter
  • Ramon Te Wake – documentarian, singer-songwriter and television presenter
  • Sara Tetro – model, television presenter, actress, and entrepreneur
  • Hilary Timmins – television presenter
  • Belinda Todd – former journalist, weather presenter and news host
  • Bill Toft – network news anchor
  • Selwyn Toogood – television and radio presenter
  • Harold Bertram Turbott – doctor, public health administrator, broadcaster and writer


  • Tui Uru – first Maori television presenter (October 1964)





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  2. "Ian Johnstone – Presenter". NZ On Air – Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  3. "Netball New Zealand Board Member Bestowed Lifetime Achievement Award". Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  4. "Winston Peters' message for MediaWorks: "Good riddance"". 19 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  5. OHLSON, OLLY. "Olly Ohlson | NZ on Screen". Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  6. McConnell, Glenn (29 November 2018). "Peter Williams is the first confirmed host of hybrid radio station Magic Talk". Stuff. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
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