Antony "Tony" Ciprian (10 November 1932 – 13 January 2015) was a New Zealand broadcaster, best known as a television sports news presenter and producer.
Born in 1932, Ciprian spent 10 years as a police officer before joining the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation as a journalist at Gisborne radio station 2ZG.While mainly engaged in reporting for radio, he also filed the occasional report for television. In 1971 he took a six-month sabbatical from 2ZG to study radio and television news techniques in Australia.
The New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation was established by the New Zealand government in 1962. It was dissolved on 1 April 1975, and replaced by three separate organisations: Radio New Zealand, Television One, and Television Two, later known as South Pacific Television. The television channels would merge again in 1980 to become Television New Zealand, while Radio New Zealand remained unchanged.
Gisborne is a city in northeastern New Zealand and the largest settlement in the Gisborne District. It has a population of 37,200. The district council has its headquarters in Whataupoko, in the central city.
In the 1980s, Ciprian joined TVNZ as a sports news reader and reporter on the evening news bulletin, and was part of the team that covered the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.In 1989 he moved to the newly established TV3 as that channel's first sports producer, and remained in that role for the next 20 years, apart from a couple of interruptions. He was a mentor to many younger reporters, including Kamahl Santamaria.
The 1986 Commonwealth Games were held in Edinburgh, Scotland, between 24 July and 2 August 1986. They were the second Games to be held in Edinburgh.
Kamahl Santamaria is a New Zealand news anchor and journalist at Al Jazeera English, based in Doha.
In retirement he lived in Queensland, Australia,and died at Hervey Bay in 2015.
Hervey Bay is a bay and a city in the Fraser Coast Region of Queensland, Australia. The city is situated approximately 290 kilometres (180 mi) or 3½ hours' highway drive north of the state capital, Brisbane. It is a natural bay between the Queensland mainland and nearby Fraser Island. The local economy relies on tourism which is based primarily around whale watching in Platypus Bay to the north, ferry access to Fraser Island, accessible recreational fishing and boating and the natural north facing, calm beaches with wide undeveloped foreshore zones.
1 News is the news division of New Zealand television network TVNZ. The service is broadcast live from TVNZ Centre in Auckland. The flagship news bulletin is the nightly 6 pm news hour, but 1 News also has midday and late night news bulletins, as well as current affairs shows such as Breakfast and Seven Sharp.
Prime is the second privately owned national free-to-air television broadcaster currently available in New Zealand. The broadcaster airs a varied mix of programming, largely imported from Australia, the UK and the United States, as well as free-to-air rugby union and cricket matches.
John Campbell is a New Zealand journalist and radio and television personality. He is currently a roving reporter at TVNZ; before that, he presented Checkpoint, Radio New Zealand's drive time show, from 2016 to 2018. For ten years prior to that, he presented Campbell Live, a 7 p.m. current affairs programme on TV3. He was a rugby commentator for Sky Sports during the All Blacks' test against Samoa in early 2015 — a fixture he had vocally campaigned for while hosting Campbell Live.
Newshub is a New Zealand news service that airs on television channel Three and radio stations run by MediaWorks. The Newshub brand replaced 3 News on the TV3 network and the Radio Live news service heard on MediaWorks Radio stations on 1 February 2016.
Al Jazeera English (AJE) is a Qatari pay television news channel owned and operated by Al Jazeera Media Network, headquartered in Doha, Qatar. It is the first English-language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. Instead of being run centrally, news management rotates between broadcasting centres in Doha and London.
Jonathan Eric Faine is an Australian radio presenter who hosts the morning program on ABC Radio Melbourne in Melbourne. Faine is also recognised as a prominent and influential member of the Australian Jewish community.
RNZ International or Radio New Zealand International, sometimes abbreviated to RNZI, is a division of Radio New Zealand and the official international broadcasting station of New Zealand. It broadcasts a variety of news, current affairs and sports programmes in English and news in seven Pacific languages. The station's mission statement requires it to promote and reflect New Zealand in the Pacific, and better relations between New Zealand and Pacific countries.
The National Civic Council is an Australian Conservative Christian lobby group, founded by B.A. Santamaria in the 1940s. The NCC publishes a weekly magazine, News Weekly.
Jason Dasey is a Singapore-based journalist, broadcaster and media executive. He is best known as the first Australian sports host on CNN International and BBC World News and the original anchor of ESPN's SportsCenter Asia and SportsCenter India. Based in Asia since 2001, Jason is a former vice-president at Malaysian network ASTRO who works as an ESPN anchor in India and host of his own interview show on Singapore station Money_FM_89.3 through his company, Cockatoo Media.
Mike Pesca is an American radio journalist and podcaster based in New York City. He is the host of Slate magazine's daily podcast, The Gist, and the editor of Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History.
Santamaria is a surname from the Latin Arch in Europe. The name, a reference to the Blessed Virgin Mary meaning Holy Mary or Saint Mary, means the same thing in the Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Catalan languages, as thus it has origins in several different European countries where those languages are spoken. The surname has spread further afield to the Americas, especially South America and various other places via immigration and colonisation.
Anthony John Ward was an Australian television actor, director and producer and journalist. He is regarded as Australian television's original action star, on Hunter, and was an inaugural reporter on two national current affairs programs, Seven Days and A Current Affair.
Tony Colin Veitch is a New Zealand former reporter and sports broadcaster. He hosted a Radio Sport breakfast show and Television New Zealand's ONE News 6pm sports news. Veitch resigned from all broadcasting roles in the wake of domestic violence revelations in 2008 and a conviction in 2009, but later regained significant roles at Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport, until late 2017.
Ben Fordham is an Australian journalist, sports reporter and radio presenter. Fordham is currently drive presenter on Sydney radio station 2GB and host of television program Australian Ninja Warrior.
Kelli Underwood is an Australian radio and television sports journalist and sportscaster specialising in Australian rules football, netball and tennis. She is notable as being the first woman to call an Australian Football League match on television and radio.
Rebecca Louise Wilson was an Australian sports journalist, radio and television broadcaster and personality, known for the comic television talk sports show The Fat, in which she appeared regularly with host Tony Squires. She was a panellist on numerous television programs including Beauty and the Beast, Sunrise and The Footy Show. She worked in both the newspaper and television industries for over 20 years and won a Kennedy Award in 2013.