Tim Arvier

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Tim Arvier
OccupationNine News reporter
Years active2005–present
Employer(s) A Current Affair (2011–16)
Nine News Queensland (2017–2019, 2021–)
Known forJournalism
Website Nine News profile

Tim Arvier is an Australian journalist. He is currently the state political and investigative reporter, and a fill-in presenter, for Nine News Queensland . He was previously North American and European correspondent for Nine News , a reporter on Nine News Darwin and a Queensland reporter for A Current Affair .


Arvier obtained business and journalism degrees from the University of Queensland and early in his career worked casually in the Nine Network Brisbane newsroom before moving to Darwin where he became a reporter and fill-in presenter for Nine News. [1] [2] He then became the Nine Network's Europe correspondent where he covered events ranging from Samantha Stosur's run to the 2010 French Open final to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. [3] He has also been a reporter on Nine News Perth . [4]

In 2011, Arvier returned to Queensland where he became a reporter on A Current Affair . In March 2014, Arvier was attacked by a Gold Coast pastor while covering a story about the pastor who had admitted to engaging in inappropriate behaviour with women. [5]

In May 2016, Arvier moved to Los Angeles where he became the Nine Network's US correspondent, covering major events such as the death of Muhammad Ali and Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 United States presidential campaign.

In May 2017, Arvier returned to Brisbane where he became a reporter for Nine News Queensland .

In August 2017, while on assignment in Korea covering the standoff between North Korea and the United States over the rogue state's missile testing, Arvier was in the middle of a live cross to Nine's Melbourne afternoon news bulletin when it had to be shut down upon the arrival of a South Korean soldier. [6] Arvier and the camera crew were detained for 20 minutes following the incident, after which they were escorted from the area where the live cross was conducted and released without charge.

In June 2019, Arvier was appointed North American correspondent for Nine News , replacing Robert Penfold who recently retired from the network. [7] In May 2020, he provided on-site eyewitness reports from the unfolding Twin Cities riots arising from the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis for Today and Nine News, [8] for which he won several awards at the 2020 Queensland Clarion Awards, including the Journalist of the Year. [9] [ failed verification ] At one point during coverage of the riots, Arvier and television crew were detained by police in the city, but were later released without charge. [10]

In January 2021, Arvier returned to Brisbane as a reporter for Nine News Queensland .

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  1. "Tim Arvier". The Who's Who of News. National Nine News. Archived from the original on 5 October 2006. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  2. "National Nine News Darwin". daniel001236. 29 June 2007. Retrieved 9 October 2017 via YouTube.
  3. "Tim Arvier". timarvier. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2017 via YouTube.
  4. Tucker, Barry. "Category Archives: Contacts: Journalists & media". TruthInNewsMedia. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  5. "Channel Nine claims 'pastor' Stephen Jones attacked A Current Affair journalist Tim Arvier on Queensland roadside". The Courier Mail. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  6. "9NEWS reporter Tim Arvier has live cross shut down by Korean military". 9News.com.au. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  7. McKnight, Robert (7 June 2019). "Nine News shakes up reporting and producing teams". TV Blackbox. Archived from the original on 12 June 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  8. Loomes, Phoebe (29 May 2020). "Nine reporter Tim Arvier in middle of US riots after George Floyd's death". news.com.au. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  9. "The 2020 Queensland Clarion Awards – Winners announced". Queensland Clarion Awards. 19 September 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  10. Swain, Sarah (31 May 2020). "USA George Floyd Riots: 9News correspondent Tim Arvier detained at gunpoint by police in Minnesota". Nine News. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
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Preceded by Nine News
North American correspondent

July 2019–January 2021
Succeeded by
Michael Genovese