Hilary Barry celebrates 20 years at TV3 today

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Hilary Barry is celebrating 20 years at TV3 today. WOOHOO!

The Dan News readers favourite is on the cover of this weeks Women’s Weekly talking about her ‘double life‘ and also spoke to Radio Live about the last twenty years this morning.


The award-winning broadcaster joined MediaWorks in 1993 to work for 3 News in Christchurch. She transferred to the Auckland newsroom the following year, and went on to produce and present Dateline between 2000 and 2003. Hilary teamed up with Mike McRoberts to anchor 3 News’ weekend bulletins in 1998, and in 2005, the duo became the weeknight 6pm anchors.

Hilary began her career as a radio reporter in the Wairarapa, and has worked extensively on radio. She spent 10 years reading the news for the Kim and Corbett Show on MoreFM Auckland, and currently works both ends of the day, reading the news for the Marcus Lush Breakfast on RadioLIVE.

Hilary’s many career plaudits include being judged Best News or Current Affairs Presenter at the 2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards for 3 News, and taking home the Best Newsreader award at the 2012 Radio Awards for RadioLIVE. She was voted New Zealand’s Favourite New Zealand Female Personality at the 2006 Qantas Television Awards, and won Best News Presenter in TV Guide’s Best on The Box award in both 2012 and 2013.

Hilary was born in Wellington and has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Linguistics from Victoria University. She currently lives on Auckland’s North Shore with husband

Michael and sons Finn and Ned. Hilary’s interests include golf, music, backyard cricket games and running, and she supports the Leukaemia and Blood Foundation,

Child Fund, and the Shore to Shore Trust.

Enjoy some of Hilary’s bloopers below:

3 News TV Guide Junior Reporter winner announced


Cantabrian Mathilda (Molly) Noven has won the inaugural 3 News TV Guide Junior Reporter writing competition.

The nine-year-old impressed the competition judges with an original news report about a visit to her local SPCA ahead of their annual appeal. Her story has been published at 3News.co.nz/kids and will also appear in the next issue of the TV Guide.

The competition was judged by 3 News anchors Mike McRoberts and Hilary Barry, TV Guide editor Julie Eley, and TV3’s Director of News and Current Affairs, Mark Jennings.

Hilary Barry said: “Molly showed real initiative visiting the SPCA and her interview and report were really interesting and informative. Her story was well structured and a delight to read. Well done Molly.”

Mike McRoberts said: “What I love about Molly’s story is that she took the time to go and meet and interview her subject, SPCA trainer Jasmine. The use of quotes throughout the story worked really well and there was a good relevance for telling the story – as a preview to the SPCA’s fundraising weekend. The piece was well written and you got a good sense of just how Molly felt about her experience in spending a day at her local SPCA. Great stuff!”

Molly Noven has won a prize pack, a family trip family trip to Auckland including a visit to the TV3 newsroom, afternoon tea with Mike McRoberts and Hilary Barry, and VIP tickets to Coca Cola Christmas in the Park.

The judges also selected five highly commended entries. The writers of these reports also receive prize packs, and have their stories published at 3News.co.nz/kids.

TV Guide and 3 News congratulate all our winners

Winner: Mathilda (Molly) Noven (Christchurch)

Highly Commended:
Katelyn Sharp (Onewhero)
Sydney B Causer (Buckland’s Beach, Auckland)
Hana Pilkinton-Ching (Porirua)
Neena Davison (Mosgiel)
Charlotte Barber (Porirua)

To read the winning and highly commended entries, visit 3News.co.nz/kids.

The winning entry will also be published in the December 7 issue of TV Guide, on sale November 27.

New airline series for TV2


Brand new series Airline USA: On The Fly follows the extraordinary stories of the staff and passengers at Southwest Airlines in America.

Long hours and high pressure situations mean that the Southwest Airlines staff always need to be on the ball.

In the premiere episode, Supervisor Steve Ramirez must handle an out of control drunken passenger – at 7am in the morning. In Chicago, stormy weather causes massive delays and stormy passengers push staff to their limits.

To add insult to injury, Supervisor Val Brown has the difficult task of informing a customer that he’s too big for one seat and will need to buy two plane tickets.

TV2: Airline USA: On The Fly: Thursday 21st November, 8pm