Famous Journalists from New Zealand

List of notable or famous journalists from New Zealand, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in New Zealand and even some popular journalists who immigrated to New Zealand. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Kiwi journalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These journalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known journalist from New Zealand is included when available.

This list is made up of people like Christopher Banks and John Drake.

This historic journalists from New Zealand list can help answer the questions "Who are some Kiwi journalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous journalists from New Zealand?" These prominent journalists of New Zealand may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Kiwi journalists.

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  • Andrew Keoghan (born 6 October 1980) is a New Zealand musician and songwriter.
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bill Ralston (born 1953) is a New Zealand journalist, broadcaster, and media personality, active in television, radio and print. He has worked as a political correspondent, fronted the television arts show Backch@t, and was the head of news and current affairs at TVNZ from 2003 to 2007. The New Zealand Herald has described him as controversial.
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Bruce Jesson
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    Bruce Edward Jesson (1944 – 30 April 1999) was a journalist, author and political figure in New Zealand.
    • Age: Dec. at 55 (1944-1999)
    • Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Charlotte Glennie

    Charlotte Glennie (born c.1972) is an award-winning New Zealand journalist, who became the first Asia correspondent for Television New Zealand. She reported on the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that followed, and won the Supreme and Best Senior Reporter Qantas Media Awards, and the New Zealand Special Service Medal (Asian tsunami) for her coverage. She is currently the China correspondent for the Australia Network. Glennie grew up in Auckland, where she attended the Diocesan School for Girls. The school presented her in 2006 with a Women2Watch award for former pupils. She has Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Otago, and a Diploma in Journalism ...more
    • Age: 51
  • Christopher Banks
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    Christopher Banks (born 1977) is a New Zealand journalist, musician, record producer, songwriter and film-maker.
    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: New Zealand
  • Colin James

    Colin Charles James (born 25 November 1944) is an experienced New Zealand political journalist and commentator. He is a life member of the Parliament of New Zealand's press gallery and has a focus on party and election politics. James writes a weekly column in the Otago Daily Times, a monthly column in Management Magazine and previously wrote a weekly column in The New Zealand Herald. He was formerly editor of the National Business Review and has also written for the Far Eastern Economic Review. He is the New Zealand correspondent of Oxford Analytica and has written a number of books and presented numerous papers at conferences both in New Zealand and overseas, including through his role ...more
    • Age: 78