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Bill McCarthy

Presenter, Executive

Bill McCarthy’s wide-ranging television career spans 50 years and counting. McCarthy won a keen following when he anchored coverage of the 1974 Commonwealth Games. After five years presenting Television One’s network news (alternating with Dougal Stevenson), he became a producer and director, and did time as TVNZ’s head of sports. McCarthy set up his own company in 1990, and continues to make shows for cable television.

As a departmental head, McCarthy never ducked a fight and would, if he felt the need, take the battle right to the critics … That forthright attitude endeared him to even his fiercest critics. Barry Shaw, NZ Herald, 22 May 1989