Tim Wilson


Journalist, TV Host, Writer, MC, Speaker

When Lady Gaga described performing live as like having an orgasm, Tim Wilson asked her to walk him through that. The Queen of Outrage blushed, for the first time in her career, and possibly life.

Days later Tim was trying to book flights to Texas to cover another American gun massacre. As TVNZ’s first US Correspondent, Tim also made Brad Pitt laugh, and Jennifer Aniston scowl. Unsurprisingly perhaps, Taylor Swift refused to rap for him. Beside TV, Tim’s journalism has appeared in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, Newsweek.com, The Listener, Metro, and Reader’s Digest. He has won awards for investigative and business journalism.Tim has MCed many events including KEA’s World Class New Zealand with Miriama Kamo, and TNS Global’s launch.

Tim is married to Rachel, and they are the proud, happy parents of three boys under four.


Auckland, New Zealand

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Testimonials (15)

Deloitte Top 200 Awards Nov 2018

Tim was an impeccable MC to work with. Not only on the stage but off it also. He read our audience and event perfectly, delivering a balance of humour, respect and professionalism. Seeming at ease in front of 900 of the top movers and shakers in the business community he added a great level of energy and confidence to the event. Off stage he was a pleasure to work with, his easy and relaxed nature mixed with his enthusiasm for our project was much appreciated.

Sarah D'Audney - Event Director