Martin Devlin

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Martin Devlin
Born 1964 (age 52–53)
New Zealand
Citizenship New Zealander
Education St. Patrick's College
Occupation Sports anchor
Employer TVNZ

Martin Devlin (born 1964) is a New Zealand radio and television broadcaster. In July 2012, The Radio Network announced Devlin would take over the morning show for NZ's first private station, Radio Hauraki. Devlin is a breakfast radio veteran who began his career in music radio before moving to Radio Sport in 1999. Devlin writes sport for NZ Rugby World and does a sport talkback blog for as well as being a regular weekly contributor for Rugby Centre on Sky TV's Rugby Channel.

In 2010, Devlin anchored TVNZ's coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

TVNZ contracted the energetic broadcaster to anchor the largest sporting event in NZ's history - the 2011 Rugby World Cup. On the opening night in October 2011, over one million viewers tuned in to watch Devlin interview rugby legend Jonah Lomu in the minutes before the opening match that featured the All Blacks vs Tonga.[1]

Devlin began his broadcasting career in radio and has won many awards including 'sports broadcaster of the year' an unprecedented 6 times. During his lengthy radio career that began in 1987 he has worked on Energy FM in New Plymouth, Channel Z in Wellington as well as networks - The Edge, Radio Sport and Radio Live.

In 2014, he anchored TVNZ's coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Early life[edit]

Devlin is the nephew of New Zealand rock-and-roll star Johnny Devlin[2] and was educated at St. Patrick's College, Silverstream.

Name suppression controversy[edit]

Following a period of name suppression granted by the Auckland District Court in regards to a minor 'disorderly behaviour' charge in Quay St, Auckland, on 29 December 2010, Martin Devlin identified himself as the person involved on 24 January 2011 after intense speculation.[3]


  1. ^ Charlton, Cory (7 October 2011). "Rugby World Cup a huge ratings winner". Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Agency bio
  3. ^ Steward, Ian (24 January 2011). "Devlin outs himself in disorderly-behaviour case". Retrieved 20 October 2011.