Lucas is a current affairs journalist, speech maker, gardening enthusiast, and first attempt father. As a key member of TVNZ's Seven Sharp team he’s a regular fixture on our screens as he travels the country finding kiwis worth celebrating. As an award winning public speaker his style is all about finding a reason to make people laugh. Lucas is a rural Opotiki boy at heart and loves nothing more than chucking on some red bands and getting filthy in the garden.
Lucas is an accomplished Broadcast Journalist with detailed knowledge and experience dealing with a variety of hard and light news stories. Diploma of Journalism and Bachelor of Communication Studies graduate who has worked in Europe, Asia and Australasia for the BBC and TVNZ.
Auckland, New Zealand
Greg O'Carroll, University of Waikato.
Lucas de Jong was a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar at the University of Waikato when he completed his undergraduate qualification. So we were thrilled when he was able to take the time to return to campus and MC our annual Blues awards function. The Blues awards evening is one of the University's premier annual events where we acknowledge the success of our talented artists and sportspeople. Despite his busy working schedule Lucas was keen to be involved and delivered an accurate, entertaining and witty MC performance. It was great to have him back, and I would thoroughly recommend him for any MC work.