Samantha Hayes

Samantha Hayes
Broadcaster, Debater, Facilitator, Host, MC, Panelist, Sports Presenter, TV Presenter, Writer
Voice Skills: 
Brand, Corporate, Documentary, IVR phone systems, Narration, Retail
Adventure, Art, Celebrity, Culture and the Arts, Entertaining, Environmental, Food and Wine, Health and Lifestyle, Inspirational, Politics, Social Media, Travel
Natural Accent: 

Samantha Hayes has worked as a journalist and presenter across TV3’s news and current affairs programmes for nine years. Hayes currently anchors Newshub Late and fills in for Hilary Barry on the 6pm bulletin Newshub Live at 6pm.

In 2015 she presented both the flagship weekly current affairs shows 3D and 3D Investigates and co-anchored the 10.30pm weeknight bulletin, Newsworthy. It was a busy year.

Her stories have seen her venture into Mongrel Mob and Black Power gang headquarters, sit down in the recording studio with Kiwi singer Lorde, camp in the Antarctica’s mountains in minus 30 degrees celsius and run a half marathon in the Masai Mara Game Reserve at the height of summer during the Great Migration.

Samantha’s working relationship with 3News began when she was just 17 years old during a month in Auckland on work experience with Nightline. A day into this stint she was sent out by a ruthless producer to interview notorious heavy metal band Megadeth and came back with an international scoop.

Samantha first joined TV3 full time in September 2006 as Nightline’s Arts and Entertainment Reporter based in Wellington. A year later, at the age of 23, she moved to Auckland to present the programme.

In 2010 she moved from the full-time studio gig to a role reporting for 3News at 6pm covering the full range of daily news stories but focussing on the environment and climate change; a round she’d developed during her years fronting Nightline.

She was assigned the high profile Sydney based 3News’ Australia correspondent position in 2011/2012, then returned home to join the newly formed 3rd Degree (formerly 60 Minutes). A year into her move into long format current affairs Samantha took on co-presenting duties with Duncan Garner and in time became the sole anchor of the rebranded show, 3D and 3D Investigates.

News travels and Samantha’s been lucky enough to report from Antarctica, Central and South America, the US, UK and Europe, India, Australia, the Pacific and most recently Africa.

Samantha supports UNICEF and WWF.

Sam was fantastic on Monday thank you. Simon, editor of Metro and I agreed we would definitely use her again, she was just perfect for the event. We have only had wonderful feedback from all of our sponsors and management, so can’t ask for much more! She was very sincere and dedicated and we thoroughly enjoyed working with her.
Jess Allan Bauer Media
It was an absolute pleasure working with you and we are very glad that we chose you to MC our event. Your poise, grace and talent for being an MC is second to none. You took the time to understand our event and what was important to us and executed everything to perfection. We have also received some exceptional feedback in regards to you from patrons in the Fashion Village and we would highly recommend you to any other company as an MC.
Wellington Racing Club
Samantha was awesome – the perfect fit for this event. She was friendly and happy to stand afterwards for over an hour while people were photographed with her. Would definitely use her again.
Foodstuffs Wellington Training Awards
Samantha was an exceptional MC for our Ad of the Year function, entertaining and controlling the sometimes exuberant audience with grace and style. A professional presenter
Kirsty Atkins

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