Mike McRoberts was born in Dunedin and grew up in Christchurch. He attended Hillmorton High where he was Head Prefect, Captain of the 1st XV and athletics champion, as well as an academic achiever.
For the past eight years Mike McRoberts has presented TV3's flagship six o'clock news bulletin 3News, as well as reporting and presenting for the current affairs show 60 Minutes.
In a reporting career spanning 25 years, Mike is best known for his work in some of the world's most dangerous places, covering conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Gaza, East Timor and the Solomon Islands.
He has also covered some of the world's worst natural disasters from tsunami, to wildfires and earthquakes, including the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010. In 2011 Mike published a biography of his time as a journalist 'Beyond The Front Line'.
Mike has won numerous journalism awards, including Qantas Television Award for TV Journalist of the Year in 2006.
Mike is married to 60 Minutes reporter Paula Penfold and is an ambassador for UNICEF and KidsCan charities.