New Zealand roller figure skating champion Michelle Pickles joined TV One as a reporter in 1998, before moving to TV3 in late 2002. There she continued to work as a sports reporter, presenter and producer. During her tenure with the station she reported on numerous international events, including two Summer Olympic Games and the 2014 Winter Olympics, plus Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Glasgow and Delhi, and the 2007 Rugby World Cup. In January 2017 Pickles announced she would be leaving TV3 to become Media Personnel Manager for racing and betting organisation the New Zealand Racing Board.
So many great events, so many fantastic experiences. To everyone who's tuned in — thank you! To all the incredible athletes I've covered — thank you for letting me tell your stories — it's been a privilege. Michelle Pickles on leaving TV3, on website Stuff, 11 January 2017