- Mike Munro
Mike Munro Born 12 April 1952 Education Sacred Heart Marist Bros School Mosman
Marist College North Shore
Notable credit(s) 60 Minutes
A Current Affair
This Is Your Life
Missing Persons Unit
Michael Munro (born 12 April 1952) is an Australian television presenter.
Munro cites a tough childhood with an abusive and alcoholic mother, as one of the main reasons behind his motivation to succeed. Munro attended Sacred Heart Primary School in Mosman, New South Wales and Marist College North Shore in North Sydney. He began his career at 17 as a copyboy on The Daily Mirror in 1971.. 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.
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. 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. He then became a reporter and later the host of A Current Affair.
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. In addition to this, he has also substituted for David Koch on the top-rating breakfast show, Sunrise.
- 60 Minutes (1986–1993)
- A Current Affair (1999–2003)
- This Is Your Life (1995–2008)
- Nine News (2005–2008)
- What a Year (2006)
- Missing Persons Unit (2006–2008)
- Sunday Night (2009–)
- ^ 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.
- ^ 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.
- ^ "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.
This is Your Life
1995 - 2005, 2008
A Current Affair
National Nine News Afternoon Edition
March 2005 to 2006
Nine News Sydney
May 2005 to 26 October 2008
Missing Persons Unit
February 2006 to November 2008
Presenter with Chris Bath
February 2009 - April 2011
Nine News presenters National State-based Sports Weather Finance PastMike Bailey · Stephanie Brantz · Kellie Connolly · Anna Coren · Kevin Crease · Ellen Fanning · Mark Ferguson · Heather Foord · Sharyn Ghidella · Grant Hackett · Brian Henderson · Helen Kapalos · Rob Kelvin · Mike London · Dixie Marshall · Keith Martyn · Xavier Minniecon · Mike Munro · Brian Naylor · Kelly Nestor · Bruce Paige · John Riddell · Hugh Riminton · Ian Ross · Sharlyn Sarac · Matt Tinney · Jim Waley · Kim Watkins · Jillian Whiting · Majella Wiemers · Peter Holland · Jana Wendt A Current Affair presenters (since 1988) National/East Coast edition Adelaide editionGeorgina McGuinness (2002) · Kate Collins (2008–2009) Perth editionLouise Momber (2008–2009)
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