Jack Tame

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Jack Tame
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Tame in 2019
Jack Renfrey Tame

March 1987 (age 34)
NationalityNew Zealand
EducationCashmere High School[1]

Jack Renfrey Tame (born March 1987[2]) is a television and radio journalist and presenter. He is the host of Q+A, presenter at Newstalk ZB, and a columnist for the Herald on Sunday.

Early life[edit]

Tame was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, the son of Golden Bay High School principal Linda Tame and John Tame who worked in accountancy when Jack and his three siblings were growing up. He is the eldest of the four siblings.

Tame attended St Martin's Primary School in Christchurch and then Cashmere High School before graduating from the New Zealand Broadcasting School at CPIT (now Ara Institute of Canterbury).[1]


Tame previously worked as the United States correspondent for TVNZ, based in New York City,[citation needed] and is the former co-host of Breakfast.[3][4] He is the Saturday morning host on radio station Newstalk ZB,[5] current host of Q+A since April 2019, and a columnist for the Herald on Sunday.[6] He currently works in two roles for Newstalk ZB: Saturday morning presenter (9 am to 12 pm) and Mike Hosking Breakfast fill-in presenter (weekdays, 6–9 am).[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Newth, Kim (4 March 2014). "Jack on the box". Stuff.
  2. ^ "Tame taking over Holmes' Saturday Newstalk slot". NZ Herald. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Jack Tame on TVNZ". TVNZ. 17 August 2007.
  4. ^ "John Campbell to present Breakfast show as Jack Tame moves to Q+A". 1newsnow.co.nz. 2019-04-18. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  5. ^ "Jack Tame on Newstalk ZB". Newstalk ZB.
  6. ^ "Year in Review: Jack Tame". 17 December 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2015.

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