Mark Sainsbury (broadcaster)

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Mark Sainsbury
Mark-Sainbsury-2011.jpg
Sainsbury does a piece to camera at the Rugby World Cup victory parade, Auckland, 24 October 2011
Born Mark Sainsbury
Occupation Television journalist
Notable credit(s) Close Up anchor
(2007–12)
About Now host (2006–07)
ONE News political correspondent
(c.2000–05)
ONE News Europe correspondent
(c.1995–c.2000)

Mark Sainsbury (born 1956) is a New Zealand current affairs television presenter. He hosted Close Up on TVNZ's TV ONE until the show was axed on 30 November 2012.[1] Previously he was the political editor for ONE News.

He won the 2007 Best Presenter Qantas Media Award for fronting Close Up,[2] and moderated the live leaders debate for the New Zealand general election, 2008.[3]

The Sunday Star-Times has described his moustache as "arguably the most famous in the country".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Drinnan, John (20 December 2008). "Sainsbury stays as host". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Shepheard, Nicola (25 November 2007). "Five awards ... that's outrageous". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Trevett, Claire (15 October 2008). "Taxing time at the leaders' debate". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Mr Mo happy to be retrosexual". Sunday Star Times. 4 November 2007. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 

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