Rawdon Christie

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Rawdon Christie is an English-New Zealand journalist.[1]


Christie was born in London. He attended Marlborough College, and then the University of Edinburgh, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree

After a spell as a teacher of performing arts and sports coach at King's School in New Zealand, Christie attended the London College of Printing to undertake a postgraduate course in broadcast journalism. While there he won the 'Young Broadcast Journalist of the Year' award in 2000 (Broadcast Journalism Training Council). He started his journalism career with the BBC in Cambridge, firstly with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, then with BBC Look East.[1]

In 2003 Christie took up a position as a reporter with Television New Zealand's ONE News. In 2005 he moved to TVNZ's daily current affairs programme, Close Up. He has had stints as presenter of Midday, Tonight, Sunday, the New Zealand version of Dragons' Den and Agenda. In July 2007 Rawdon returned to ONE News and later became TVNZ's first producer / presenter when he took over ONE News at 4:30 in 2009. Christie often presents One News at 6 over the Christmas period, and from 2011-2012 read breakfast news two days a week. [2]

In September 2011 Christie became co-host (with Toni Street) of Television New Zealand's new Saturday Breakfast show. In May 2012 Christie was promoted as weekday co-host of Breakfast alongside Petra Bagust replacing Corin Dann.

Christie lives in Auckland with his wife and three children Oliver, Georgie and Charlie.

His cousin is the movie star Julie Christie.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Rawdon Christie". Television New Zealand Limited. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  2. ^ Rawdon Christie web 
  3. ^ Tay, Karen (2008-01-16). "Rawdon Christie". Sunday Star Times. Archived from the original on 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2009-01-18.