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Judy Bailey

Newsreader

Beloved ‘Mother of the nation' Judy Bailey fell for broadcasting while studying journalism in Wellington. After graduating she joined the NZ Broadcasting Corporation as a TV and radio reporter. In 1980 Bailey became a newsreader on regional magazine show Top Half, then co-hosted it with John Hawkesby. In 1986 she transferred to the revamped 6pm Network News. Initially she presented with Neil Billington, before kicking off an extended 15-year collaboration with Richard Long. Bailey has gone on to present Anzac Day coverage for Maori Television, and Prime TV series Decades in Colour.

I had set my heart on a job with the NZBC and nothing less would do. I can be extraordinarily stubborn. Judy Bailey, on starting her career as a reporter

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Interview

Judy Bailey: Newsreader extraordinaire...

Interview, 2014

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Decades in Colour

2016 - 2017, Presenter - Television

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Decades in Colour (series one promo)

2016, Presenter - Television

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Through the Lens - The First 10 Years of Māori Television

2014, Subject - Television

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Descent from Disaster

2013, Presenter - Television

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I Was There

2013 - 2014, Presenter - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 3 - Let Us Entertain You

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 7 - Taonga TV

2010, Subject - Television

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2006 Māori Television Anzac Day Coverage - Nā Rātou, Mō Tātou

2006, Presenter - Television

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New Zild - The Story of New Zealand English

2005, Subject - Television

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One Network News - 2004 Cannes Film Festival

2004, Presenter - Television

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Angela D'Audney - A Tribute

2002, Subject - Television

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Mataku

2001 - 2005, Actor - Television

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One Network News - Undie 500

1998, Newsreader - Television

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Dead Certs

1995, As: Herself - Television

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Praise Be for Christmas

1993, Subject - Television

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Here is the News

1992, Presenter - Television

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You Make the Whole World Smile

1992, Performer - Music video

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Wonderful World - TV One Channel ID

1991, Subject - Television

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3:45 LIVE! - Interview Compilation

1990, Subject - Television

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One Network News - Silver Ferns debut of April Ieremia (4 May 1989)

1989, Presenter - Television

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Eyewitness News

1982 - 1989, Presenter - Television

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Top Half

1980 - 87, Presenter - Television

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Telethon

1975 - 1993, Presenter - Television

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TV One News

1987 - 2005, Presenter - Television

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Reading the News

1966 - 1987, Presenter - Television