With over 30 years experience in radio and television, Geoff Bryan is one of TV One's ‘main sports men' on our screens each weekend.
Geoff Bryan's broadcasting career began in radio in the late seventies as one of the popular DJ's for Wellington's radio station 2ZM. A graduate of Victoria University in politics and history, he succumbed to a youthful desire to play rock music for a living with 2ZM in Wellington before moving to TVNZ in 1982 as one of the last continuity announcers for television before taking the plunge into sports casting in the late eighties. Since then, he has been lucky enough to travel the world to major sporting events.
He has covered eight Olympic Games – a mixture of Summer and Winter games and in 2008, he spent seven weeks in China for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. He has covered five Commonwealth Games, numerous Rugby, Cricket and Football World Cups and a wide variety of other sports at top level.
Geoff Bryan currently hosts the Sunday afternoon motorsport show on TV One, which is the only weekly sports show produced by TVNZ. Geoff has seen many changes in sport and the way it has been presented through the media, but the heart of his job remains being able to relate to the viewer, draw them in and add value, to what they are watching.
Geoff has been honoured for his coverage of the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. The veteran sports broadcaster was presented with the Sir Lance Cross Memorial Trophy at the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) gala dinner in Queenstown. The Sir Lance Cross Memorial trophy is awarded every two years. Geoff is a polished Master of Ceremonies to suit all occasions and audiences.
• Master of Ceremonies
• After Dinner
"Geoff Bryan is a consummate professional and through his commentary and interviews has brought the power and magic of the Olympic Games to millions of New Zealanders" says Barry Maister from the NZOC.