James McOnie

James McOnie
Broadcaster, Comedian, Cricket Commentator, Host, Live Commentating, Panelist, Political Commentator, Radio Host, Singer, Speaker, TV Presenter, Writer
Voice Skills: 
Brand, Character, Corporate, IVR phone systems, Retail
Adventure, Celebrity, Culture and the Arts, Entertaining, Food and Wine, Inspirational, Motivational, Sport, Travel

James McOnie is a journalist and broadcaster who has come close to winning several awards. Born in Te Awamutu during the disco era, he attended Hamilton Boys' High School, during which time he starred in four school productions to mixed reviews.

These days James is proud to call himself a reporter for PRIME & SKY TV's The Crowd Goes Wild. He started on the show in 2006 and has interviewed some of sport's biggest names, including Michael Phelps, Jacques Rogge, Jurgen Klinsmann and Stephen Donald (in a bath). He has also sung and danced with a lot of sportspeople.

McOnie has been a print journalist for more than a decade, having written for Sky Sport Magazine, the Taranaki Daily News, the Waikato Times and all three Sunday papers. He interviewed Charlize Theron (google it) and has the framed photo to prove it. He has worked on LiveSport radio as the "host with the most" during the "hour of power" and you can still hear him on Radio Live.

Apart from sport, James likes open fires, the French language, the seven wonders of the world, soft librarian voices, most chips and dips (except for hummus), geography and TV shows about Mediterranean real estate. He doesn't like uninsulated houses and really high pants.

James was great as usual. Client loved him, and whilst initially the crowd was a bit low-energy, they soon warmed up to him. Love working with him, so big ticks all round.
Jono - Type 40
James had the role of MC at our annual awards ceremony. He understood the brief perfectly and was a delight to work with before and after the event. The audience were professionals yet wanted a laugh throughout the function and James delivered the correct balance with tasteful and appropriate humour. James was also able to deliver the formal components of the evening well, while adding his own flavour. The event ran smoothly and James was a good sport during the after function when some of our guests wanted to talk to him and take photos. James took the role seriously and was a major component in the success of the night.
Tracey Property Council NZ.
Mr James McOnie was contracted as MC for the Incite and Business Awards event at Otorohanga in 2016. James had taken the time to research our town and also a few of the identities that reside here. He had the audience in fits of laughter from the get go and this continued throughout the evening. As well as being a hilarious entertainer he also has a unique interviewing style as was witnessed during the 'on the couch' section of the evening. James well and truly performed professionally at all times and endeared himself to all present. Numerous compliments have been received since the event and James has featured in all of them. We hope one day to host him in Otorohanga and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone considering his services for their event.
Carolyn Christian

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