Pat Brittenden

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Pat Brittenden is a New Zealand international award winning broadcaster, blogger and political commentator.


Brittenden was educated at Sacred Heart College and St Peter's College.


Brittenden worked in current affairs and talkback for Newstalk ZB from 2004 until his resignation at the end of 2011. His reason for resigning was to pursue some personal business opportunities It is alleged that he left because there was no progression plan for him at Newstalk ZB. Brittenden worked alongside Paul Holmes, Jeremy Corbett, Mike Hosking, Kerre Woodham, Paul Ego, Petra Bagust and Rob Harley.

Brittenden also worked for More FM Auckland, Coastline FM (now More FM Tauranga), Life FM, Newstalk ZB and New Zealand's Rhema. He was for a time the weekend breakfast announcer at Classic Hits.

Brittenden has been recognised both in New Zealand, and internationally for his broadcasting work including multiple wins at the 2014 New York Festival for World's Best Radio Programmes and in London with the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) for his work on Newstalk BC, an hour of radio theatre re-imagining the classic Christmas story for a 21st-century audience as a talk radio station set in Jerusalem on the morning of the 'first Christmas'. Brittenden hosted the show and also co-wrote and co-directed it with Christian Broadcasting Association.


In the lead up to New Zealand's 2011 general election Brittenden created a PodCast with comedian Jeremy Elwood called the Slightly Correct Political Show. The show was broadcast on Facebook and featured a number of political figures. During this time Brittenden was employed by TVNZ's Breakfast programme providing election commentary.


Brittenden had small guest parts in Shortland Street,[1] a recurring role as security guard Merv in the 2008 political satire The Pretender, TV3 children's drama Secret Agent Man, and in 1999 as a VJ on Juice TV.


  1. ^ "IMDb". Shortland Street Actors. 

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