Sarah is not only an excellent MC but is also a talented jazz singer.
You may remember her as the co-host with Brendon Pongia of Good Morning on TVNZ until 2012. Since then, Sarah has been a reporter with One News in Wellington and now Auckland.
She just returned from a two-year stint in New York where she was Communications Adviser to the New Zealand Permanent Mission to the UN during our time on the Security Council. Highlights include coordinating the New Zealand Prime Minister’s visit and a joint press conference with New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully and British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson.
Sarah was originally in New York from 1991 until 2001 where she attended performing arts college and then segued into television reporting and presenting. Since returning home, she has reported and presented for Three News (now Newshub), worked in radio on Radio Live and as a presenter and reporter for TVNZ.
Sarah also loves to sing jazz and the Great American songbook, a genre of music nurtured during her years in New York. In her spare time Sarah writes, cooks, gardens, scuba dives, skis and travels.
2001-2005 Live Performance Christmas In The Park
2006-2012 Good Morning Host – TV1/TVNZ
2006 Presenting ‘The Great NZ Spelling Bee’ – Celebrity Contestant - TVNZ
2001-2006 Business Editor TV3 News
2001-2005 Six O’Clock News & Nightline TV3
2000-2001 CNNfn New York, Producer, Moneyline
1999-2000 WTNH (ABC affiliate) Connecticut, USA Reporter
1996-1999 WRNN New York, Reporter
1995-1998 ‘The Movie Loft’ – host – New York
1999 Theatre ‘Ophelia Thinks Harder’ – character ‘Gildenstern’ – New York
1994 ‘Imaginary Invalid’ character ‘Toinette’ – National Tour
1993 Theatre ‘Anything Goes’ – character ‘Reno Sweeney – Millbrook Playhouse
1993 Theatre ‘Noises Off’ – character ‘Belinda Blair’ – Millbrook Playhouse
2 year Diploma in Acting – American and Musical Academy – New York
Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours - University of Waikato
Master of International Relations with Merit - Victoria University of Wellington
• Master of Ceremonies
• After Dinner