Mike Munro


Mike Munro
Mike Munro
Born 12 April 1952 (1952-04-12) (age 59)
Education Sacred Heart Marist Bros School Mosman
Marist College North Shore
Occupation Journalist
Newsreader
TV Presenter
Notable credit(s) 60 Minutes
A Current Affair
This Is Your Life
Missing Persons Unit
Nine News
Sunday Night

Michael Munro (born 12 April 1952) is an Australian television presenter.

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Early life

Munro cites a tough childhood with an abusive and alcoholic mother, as one of the main reasons behind his motivation to succeed.[1] Munro attended Sacred Heart Primary School in Mosman, New South Wales and Marist College North Shore in North Sydney.[1] He began his career at 17 as a copyboy on The Daily Mirror in 1971.[1][2]. He stayed in newspapers for 7 years, before trying television and not liking it. So he returned to newspapers when Rupert Murdoch sent him to New York to work in the NewsCorp bureau writing for newspapers in Great Britain and Australia.[2]

Television career

In 1982 he returned to Sydney and television, where he started as a senior reporter in the Channel 10 newsroom. In 1984, he joined the Nine Network and Mike Willessee on the "Willessee" current affairs program.[2] Two years later he replaced George Negus as the fifth male reporter on 60 Minutes, where he remained for the next seven years, becoming well known for his interviews with celebrities including Madonna, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler and Katharine Hepburn.[2] He then became a reporter and later the host of A Current Affair.[2]

He is synonymous with the biographical show This Is Your Life, which he has hosted since 1995.

In 2005 he replaced Georgie Gardner on National Nine News Afternoon Edition. In 2006 he stepped down from National Nine News Afternoon Edition but continued to present National Nine News Sydney weekend news, he remained in this position until 2008.

Also in 2006, Munro hosted the television series Missing Persons Unit and What a Year, alongside Megan Gale, which first aired on the Nine Network on 2 October 2006. But in 2007, they were replaced by Bert Newton and Julia Zemiro and since then the show had been axed.

On 26 October 2008, Munro resigned from the Nine Network after 22 years with the network.

On 7 January 2009, despite announcing his retirement, he signed a one year contract with rival Seven Network to be presenter of new current affairs program Sunday Night.[2][3] In addition to this, he has also substituted for David Koch on the top-rating breakfast show, Sunrise.

Filmography

External links

References

  1. ^ a b c "This Is His Life". Australian Story website. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 29 September 2003. http://www.abc.net.au/austory/content/2003/s956972.htm. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Saxton Speakers - Mike Munro". Saxton.com.au. Saxton Speakers Bureau. http://www.saxton.com.au/default.asp?sd8=2265. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chris Bath tip for Sunday Night gig". Herald Sun website. Herald and Weekly Times. 8 January 2009. http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24885608-5012974,00.html. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
Preceded by
program restarted
This is Your Life
Host

1995 - 2005, 2008
Succeeded by
Eddie McGuire
Preceded by
Ray Martin
A Current Affair
Presenter

January 1999–2002
Succeeded by
Ray Martin
Preceded by
Georgie Gardner
National Nine News Afternoon Edition
Presenter

March 2005 to 2006
Succeeded by
Kellie Connolly
Preceded by
Mark Ferguson
Nine News Sydney
Weekend Presenter

May 2005 to 26 October 2008
Succeeded by
Michael Usher
Preceded by
program started
Missing Persons Unit
Presenter

February 2006 to November 2008
Succeeded by
Steve Bastoni
Preceded by
program started
Sunday Night
Presenter with Chris Bath

February 2009 - April 2011
Succeeded by
Chris Bath



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