Mark Sainsbury


TV & Radio Presenter, MC, Live Host, Journalist

Mark Sainsbury, born, bred and still residing in Wellington, is one of the countries most experienced journalists. Former host of TVNZ's Close Up Programme and three times Qantas award winning presenter he has held all the major roles in New Zealand Television journalism and interviewed world figures from every spectrum including every New Zealand Prime Minister and opposition leader since Rob Muldoon. When he’s not reporting on major world events he indulges in his passion for classic cars and bikes, food and wine. Mark Sainsbury hosts Morning Talk from 9am-midday on RadioLIVE.


Wellington, New Zealand


After Dinner Speaker, Broadcaster, Celebrity, Compere/MC, Debator, Documentary, Field Presenter, Journalist, Judge, Keynote Speaker, Live Performance Host, MC / Stage compere, Panellist, Television


Broadcasting, Current Affairs, Film & Television, Food & Wine, Interviews, Intrepid Travel, Politics, Satire, Sport, Travel

Testimonials (9)

Mataura Valley Milk Nov 2018

Mark was amazing, he was incredibly personable, helpful and obviously tuned in to the changing dynamics of our event as he altered his style to suit the needs of the different audiences and venues. The after dinner speech was perfect as it not only engaged the diverse audience but also clearly delivered the overall message we were after.

Mataura Grand Opening & Gala Dinner 2018

Gary Andrews - Mataura Valley Milk