Sacha McNeil is a journalist and presenter with 15 years experience at TV3 and TVNZ.
She grew up in radio and TV newsrooms in Hamilton and Auckland pestering her father, veteran journalist Bob McNeil, to take her out on jobs. Her own career began at TVNZ, where she spent 8 years honing her reporting and presenting skills across a number of shows including One News, Tonight, Breakfast and TV2's Flipside.
She joined her Dad at TV3 in 2007 where she has anchored many of the news shows including 3News, Nightline, Firstline and Sunrise.
During her career she has fronted breaking news from the studio, covered national events such as election, Anzac Days and Waitangi Days live in the field as well as travelling to Vanuatu and Tonga with Oxfam NZ reporting on cyclone recovery. Sacha never tires of meeting new, interesting, talented, every day, hard-working people, every single one with a story to tell.
She takes this passion for people into her MC work where she has gained the reputation for being warm and generous with her time both before and after her official duties are completed.
When she’s not working Sacha can be found indulging in her other interests including reading, writing and cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Of course all done while wrangling her little ones in whatever pursuits they are into at the time.