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Taupo, New Zealand
Carly Flynn (née Kirkwood) is a New Zealand journalist and television personality.
Born and raised in Taupo, New Zealand, where both of her parents were English teachers at a local college. Carly has 2 siblings; sister Tessa, and brother Todd, and is the eldest of the 3 children. She completed a Bachelor of MediArts majoring in journalism from Waikato Polytech (now WINTEC) and a Diploma in Journalism from the Journalists Training Organisation.
Carly married cameraman Dave Flynn on Sunday, 22 October 2006. In February 2010, she was gently corralled by Sunrise co-host Oliver Driver into announcing that she is expecting her first child. On 30 June 2010, Carly and Dave had a baby girl they named Tilly Zoe Flynn.
She gave birth to her second child in February 2012.
Carly Flynn began her career in print journalism for the Herald community group newspapers before working for Counties Manukau Radio station then reporting, presenting and producing for Prime TV’s Waikato and Bay of Plenty regional news.
Carly travelled extensively, enjoying a stint living and working in Dublin where she worked for local radio station Newstalk 106 as well as You're A Star, an Irish pop star programme, before returning to New Zealand where she began as a reporter for 3 News.
On 14 March 2005, Carly took over as the presenter on TV3's highly successful, late-night news programme Nightline, replacing long-time TV3 presenter Carolyn Robinson, who became 3 News' weekend presenter. Flynn also continued to file reports for the show at the same time as presenting.
Flynn left the role at Nightline on 7 September 2007 to host TV3's short lived breakfast show, Sunrise. Sunrise began on 2 October 2007 and she co-hosted the show with James Coleman, but from 6 October 2008 she began hosting alongside new presenter Oliver Driver. Sunrise went off the air on 8 April 2010 as it was not financially sustainable.
In 2012, she was appointed as co-host of TV3 consumer affairs show Target alongside Brooke Howard-Smith taking over for Janette Thomas. Target has been on hiatus since 2013.
Quotes from this page originate from http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00156.htm
Carly Flynn moves to radio from http://dannews.co.nz/2010/05/23/carly-flynn-moves-to-radio/