Bill Toft

Newsreader

The late Bill Toft moved from radio into television in the 60s, joining a roster of newsreaders who took turns presenting the main Wellington news bulletin. After a nationwide news show was finally launched in late 1969, Toft became one of the anchors. A newsreader from the days of BBC-style elocution, Toft later inspired the Bill Toft Memorial Fund prize for broadcasting.

This afternoon the assembly reaffirmed the church’s fundamental doctrines, but the debate on the resurrection continues tonight. Newsreader Bill Toft, in the opening story of a 1967 news bulletin