Ryan Bridge

Ryan Bridge

Host of the eponymous Ryan Bridge Drive Show on Magic Talk, this seasoned journalist will charm you or disarm you – often both at the same time!

Kiwi news personality Ryan uses his satirical style to keep his audience informed and entertained, bringing a depth of news knowledge and warmth to weekday afternoons, along with the full force of the Newshub newsroom.

In his 10 years in the media, Ryan has worked for Radio New Zealand as a political reporter in the press gallery at Parliament, TV3’s Beijing correspondent and business newsreader on Morning Report. He reported and presented for TV3’s 7 pm current affairs show, Story, as well as Newshub Live at 6 pm, and was the host of RadioLIVE’s political and lifestyle show, Your Sunday.

He has covered major news events across the Asia-Pacific region; reported on climate change from Antarctica, human rights from Myanmar, trade from Russia’s Far East and spent two months on the ground in the aftermath of the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. As host of Magic Talk Drive, Ryan tackles the big news stories of the day; talking to the newsmakers and the lawbreakers. His regular features include ‘Beehive banter’ with former MP Peter Dunne, marketing and business updates with experts such as Bernard Hickey and around-the-world headlines with international correspondents.

Ryan has been engaging more frequently on the MC circuit in recent years - his extensive media experience means he can read any room, and curate his role as MC to suit the mood and tone of any event.

He takes great care in preparing for his role as a host; paying careful attention to detail - and is skilful at keeping the pace of an event going, ensuring everything knits together seamlessly.

Ryan will bring as much energy as an event requires – being as comfortable in formal settings as he is with lively events which require an injection of his trademark humour. A true professional - whom you and your audience will love equally.

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