NZ Radio Awards: Mike Hosking and Marcus Lush take top prizes

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Publish Date
Fri, 15 May 2020, 1:34PM

NZ Radio Awards: Mike Hosking and Marcus Lush take top prizes

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 15 May 2020, 1:34PM

Celebrations as Newstalk ZB once again has a swag of winners at the NZ Radio Awards.

Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking won Best Talk Presenter for his Breakfast Show while Marcus Lush Nights won the Best Presenter "Other" - marking his fourth win in a row.

Hosking's producer, Michael Allan, was a joint winner of the award for best talk show producer along with Pip Keane, Catherine Wallbridge and Bridget Burke of RNZ National.

Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking was awarded Best Talk Presenter for a Breakfast Show. Photo / Supplied
Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking was awarded Best Talk Presenter for a Breakfast Show. Photo / Supplied

And adding to her long list of broadcasting accolades, Newstalk ZB's Niva Retimanu has again won the award for Best Newsreader, and colleague Raylene Ramsay has been honoured for her services to broadcasting.

Radio Sport triumphed in the Best News & Sport category, taking out Best Sports Story - Team Coverage for their Cricket World Cup 2019 coverage, while Newstalk ZB's Martin Devlin won Best Sports Reader, Presenter or Commentator.

Marcus Lush Nights won Best Presenter 'Other'. Photo / Supplied
Marcus Lush Nights won Best Presenter 'Other'. Photo / Supplied

NZ Radio Awards Chair Jana Rangooni said: "It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all the great talent in our industry, not just those who won today.

"Around 3.6 million New Zealanders listen to radio every week and the small selection of audio that makes the finals every year gives you an indication of the incredible range of content they consume and enjoy."

Newstalk ZB's Niva Retimanu won Best Newsreader. Photo / Supplied
Newstalk ZB's Niva Retimanu won Best Newsreader. Photo / Supplied