Russell Brown

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Russell Brown
Top Skills
  • Compere/MC
  • Debator
  • Panellist
Top Interests
  • Author
  • Current Affairs
  • Food & Wine
  • Literature / Books
  • Music


Journalist, Media Analyst, Keynote Speaker, MC

Russell Brown knows how to engage an audience with even the most complex topics. As a TV and radio presenter, columnist, commentator and blogger, he's always been able to get to the heart of the matter. Russell's skill in running a discussion manifests both online, on his pioneering website Public Address, and in the real world, at events for clients and of his own devising. And as a journalist since 1983, he has a great story to tell of the way the media have evolved and continue to change.

Testimonials (2)

  • LATE AT THE MUSEUM - MC - AUGUST 2015 "Russell Brown is a marvel. I have worked with Russell to bring life to five LATE at the Museum events for five consecutive years. As a moderator, his ability to make the panelists feel at ease, listen as well as weave contentious issues into the conversation makes him one of the best live interviewers that I have worked with. Russell tackles issues that he cares about and works with people that he truly values. His empathetic approach, edginess and professionalism make me look forward to collaborating with him in the future." - Dina Jezdic, Adult and Tertiary Programmer, Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • MEET ME IN THE SQUARE EXHIBITION - SPEAKER - 11 MARCH 2015 In support of David Cook's photographic exhibition Meet Me in the Square I was looking for speakers who could talk about Christchurch in the 1980s. Russell Brown immediately sprang to mind as someone who could talk knowledgeably about music of that time, having lived in Christchurch in the early 80s. In fact Russell did not just speak knowledgeably, he spoke with passion. He had prepared extensively for this talk, which he supplemented with over 60 images and although he was not asked to, included a good number of posters designed by local artists. Russell's rapport with the audience was excellent; his delivery and wit perfectly suited to arty music lovers. He allowed plenty of time for questions at the end and everyone left having had an enjoyable evening - Lana Coles, Christchurch Art Gallery

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