Tim Wilson


Journalist, TV Host, Writer, MC, Speaker

Tim Wilson is a reporter, writer, radio host and journalist. He worked for TVNZ for 16 years, for sometime as their New York correspondent where he reported on events like the GFC, the Obama election and Hurricane Katrina. During this time Tim also worked as a celebrity correspondent for RTL, Europe’s biggest broadcasting network and appeared on the IFC Media Project, with a US audience of 40 million. At home he’s worked as a reporter for TVNZ’s Seven Sharp show and a radio host for Newstalk ZB. In addition to all this, Tim is also a published author with his novel Their Faces Were Shining being long-listed for a Booker Prize! Tim is a seasoned professional in the world of MCing and hosting. He is able to work in front of a variety of audiences, always delivering a professional yet light-hearted performance to ensure the crowd is comfortable and engaged.

Currently, Tim is the executive director of the Maxim Institute, a research and public policy think tank based in Auckland.


Auckland, New Zealand

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Testimonials (16)

King's College Graduation Dinner Nov 2019

Tim Wilson was a fabulous MC for our College Graduation Dinner. He really listened and understood our brief of the event. On the evening he was very professional and delivered on all the aspects that we had discussed. It was a very successful evening and Tim was a huge part of contributing to its success.

Katie Milner - King's College Auckland