Nick Etchells

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Nick Etchells is an Australian journalist.

Nick Etchells pictured in November 2005

Career[edit]

Etchells' early career began in Queensland after completing a business degree at the Queensland University of Technology he was recruited by WIN Television Rockhampton. From there he moved into radio news, with Brisbane's 4BC, and back to television with Ten News Brisbane where he spent two years as senior court reporter.[1]

In the past decade he has covered events ranging from the inquest into Princess Diana's death to the violent breakdown of the Solomon Islands and the red carpet of Hollywood's Golden Globe Awards. He has interviewed people from all walks of life including Richard Branson, Naomi Watts, Mohammed Al Fayed, Russell Crowe, John Travolta, Shane Warne, Toni Collette and many more.

From 2004 to 2007, Etchells was a senior reporter for Seven News based in Melbourne. During this time he filed hundreds of stories of national and international interest including the Beaconsfield Mine collapse, Cadel Evans' historic Tour de France campaign, the hanging of Van Tuong Nguyen in Singapore and England's 'Suffolk Ripper' prostitute murders. In February 2007 he returned to Australia from Los Angeles where he worked as a Seven News U.S Correspondent.

Between 2007 and 2011, Etchells was a senior journalist for A Current Affair on the Nine Network.[2]

In December 2011, Etchells returned to the Seven Network and replaced Nuala Hafner as Melbourne Correspondent on Sunrise as Hafner returned to University to complete her Psychology degree.

Nick remained on Sunrise as Melbourne Correspondent until March 2014 when he was replaced by Rebecca Maddern. Etchells is now a reporter and fill in presenter on Seven News in Melbourne. [3]

Etchells anchored coverage of the 2014 Sydney hostage crisis from the Melbourne newsroom from around 10:30am through to 3:00pm local time, when the Seven Network's Sydney newsroom was evacuated while The Morning Show was live to air.[4]

In September 2016, Nick resigned from the Seven Network.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Etchells grew up in England, completed school in Australia, played ice hockey for a year in Canada, and worked in the USA.

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Preceded by
Nuala Hafner
Sunrise
Melbourne correspondent

December 2011 – March 2014
Succeeded by
Rebecca Maddern