Julian Wilcox


TV Presenter, MC, Fluent Te Reo Speaker

Julian Wilcox (Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa) first hit the New Zealand airwaves in 2004 with Māori Television, and was one of the most prominent faces and voices of the channel for its first decade. Throughout his career he has presented and produced a range of shows, including the highly-praised Māori TV ANZAC Day coverage and award-winning current affairs show Native Affairs. He later worked as Māori TV’s general manager of news and current affairs, where he led a young vibrant team and proved his fantastic leadership skills. In 2012, Julian won Best Current Affairs Presenter ahead of both John Campbell and Mike McRoberts at the NZ TV Awards. Julian left Māori TV in 2016, after he was appointed as chief operating officer of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Julian is committed to Māori development and achieving whānau rangatiratanga. Across his busy lifestyle, Julian has also lectured te reo, tikanga, whaikōrero and media. Julian is just as relaxed and friendly off-screen as he is on, and is he an experienced speaker, MC and host. Always positive, informed and professional, Julian is fluent in te reo and english making him the perfect pick for crowds all around NZ.


Christchurch, New Zealand


Compere/MC, Debator, Keynote Speaker, Live Performance Host, Panellist


Broadcasting, Current Affairs, Food & Wine, History, Producing, Research, Social Services, Sport, Travel

Testimonials (3)

Tamaki Makaurau Economic Summit - November 2020

Mihi and Julian co-moderated our recent Summit. The depth and breadth of their respective broadcasting and media experience was on display as they both deftly navigated a broad spectrum of business related topics coupled with an unparalleled understanding of nuances and relatability needed to engage a Maori audience over two-days. They both display total professionalism and credibility. We were very proud to have them associated with our organisation.

Edwina Merito Head of Maori Outcomes & Relationships, Auckland Unlimited.