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: