When it comes to integrity and credibility in journalism Michael Wilson is always mentioned.
Michael joined TVNZ in 1989 and was responsible for setting up the business affairs morning programme which became compulsive viewing for any business person.
In 2008 Michael moved to TV3/MediaWorks responsible for the business news. There he was the host of the ASB Business News on TV3. He then Co-Presented TV3's "Firstline" programme until its demise in April 2015.
Michael has been called upon to MC some of the biggest business based conferences in New Zealand. He always bring professionalism and credibility to any presentation he makes. As an MC he is able to blend his own unique style with the importance of the event.
Michael graduated in 1983 from the University of Canterbury with a Diploma in Journalism, and from then on has worked for various media agencies including Radio New Zealand, National Business Review, Horizon Pacific Regional Television and Channel 10 in Australia.
As a reporter for TVNZ, Michael has won many awards, including Qantas Media Awards (Best Presenter 1999 and Sports Current Affairs 1994) and Westpac Economic Journalism Awards amongst others.
With his wife Joanne coming from China, he has been trying for some years to master the subtleties of Mandarin. With two young boys in tow, they are regular travellers to China to see family. Michael is a keen observer of the growing Asian influence on business in New Zealand.
As the former anchor of ASB Business Michael constantly sourced current business interest stories and has interviewed some of the top business/economic leaders as they visit New Zealand.
As a conference MC Michael brings a quiet dignity to the role. His undisputed high integrity in the business world and his presentation skills means that any event he fronts is kept at a high interest level without losing the spontaneity of the occasion