Jesse Mulligan

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Jesse Mulligan
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Jesse Mulligan in 2012
ShowThe Project
CountryNew Zealand
Previous show(s)

Jesse Robert Turi Mulligan is a New Zealand television and radio broadcaster. He currently works as a co-host for The Project on Three, an afternoon presenter on RNZ National, and a writer for The New Zealand Herald's Viva Magazine.[1]


Mulligan began his television career as a writer and then regular panellist on Three's comedy gameshow 7 Days.[2] In 2013, he started as one of the three hosts on TVNZ 1's new current affairs show, Seven Sharp. He left the show on 17 April 2014, after his co-hosts Ali Mau and Greg Boyed left at the end of 2013 and were replaced by Toni Street and Mike Hosking, as part of refreshing the show.[3] In 2014 and 2015, he hosted comedy show Best Bits.[4]

In 2017, he started hosting Three's new current affairs show, The Project.

As part of his program Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan with RNZ National,[5] he presents the weekly radio show Critter of the Week with the Department of Conservation threatened species ambassador Nicola Toki.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Mulligan is the son of Nick Mulligan, who was the Values Party candidate in Hamilton East at the 1975 general election.[7] Jesse Mulligan is married to psychologist Victoria Dawson-Wheeler and has four children.[1][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The making of Jesse Mulligan". The Spinoff. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  2. ^ Jones, Bridget (18 February 2018). "The Project's Jesse Mulligan: 'I almost never have arguments with people'". Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  3. ^ Bruce, Greg (6 February 2016). "Jesse Mulligan opens up about the dark days of Seven Sharp". The New Zealand Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Jesse Mulligan: 'I'm ruthless' on Best Bits". The New Zealand Herald. 26 February 2018. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan". RNZ. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Critter of the Week". RNZ. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Ngā Taonga Sound Archives: election campaign songs of the 1980 (audio clip at 9:45)". RNZ. 14 October 2020. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Jesse Mulligan: 'Don't call me crazy for having four kids'". Newshub. 26 November 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2019.