Carol Hirschfeld Net Worth 2021, Age, Husband, Children, Height, Family, Parents, TV Shows

Carol Hirschfeld net worth

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Carol Hirschfeld is a New Zealand journalist, documentary maker, broadcaster, producer and media executive. She is best known for her role as a TV3 News presenter alongside John Campbell from 1998 until 2005.

She has been a powerful advocate for improving the coverage of Māori issues, and for increasing the diversity of voices within the media. “I think the biggest challenge is to have that Māori voice in mainstream media organisations. And one of my concerns has been how to integrate an informed Māori viewpoint into the fabric of our news.”

Early life

NameCarol Hirschfeld
Net Worth$6 million
ProfessionJournalist, Producer, Media Executive
Age59 years
Carol Hirschfeld net worth 2021

Carol Ann Hirschfeld was born in 1962 (age 59 years) in Auckland, New Zealand. She is Ngāti Porou and lost her mother Ngawiki when she was ten. Her father was an Australian immigrant of German ancestry. She graduated from the University of Auckland in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Indonesian. She started her career after going to the ATI journalism school, at what is now AUT University, in Auckland


Carol Hirschfeld was hired by Radio New Zealand and sent to work at Lakeland FM in Taupo in 1984 after graduating with a diploma in journalism. Following this, she worked as a sub-editor, first with the Auckland Star newspaper, then with TVNZ where she eventually became a current affairs director/producer for Frontline and Assignment.

She was also briefly a presenter-reporter on Fair Go and co-presented Crimewatch with Ian Johnstone for several years. In 1998 she left TVNZ to become a newsreader on TV3’s 6.00 pm bulletin with John Campbell. Together with the pair also created and produced Home Truths, a late-night interview show, and A Queen’s Tour, a travel series retracing Queen Elizabeth II’s royal tour of New Zealand in 1953.

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In 2005 Hirschfeld and Campbell stepped down and were succeeded by Hilary Barry and Mike McRoberts. Hirschfeld moved with John Campbell to his then-new 7.00 pm weekday current-events show Campbell Live as the producer, taking the role as presenter on Fridays. She left TV3 in August 2009 to become head of programming at Māori Television.

In 2014, Hirschfeld resigned from Māori Television after a proposed restructuring of the broadcasting service. She later became Radio New Zealand’s head of content, responsible for news, drama, music, spoken features and the broadcaster’s international service, Radio New Zealand International. She implemented RNZ’s first foray into multi-media journalism with the launch of Checkpoint with John Campbell in 2016.

Carol Hirschfeld resigned after questions were raised in parliament over whether a meeting she’d had with Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran had been official or otherwise on March 27, 2018. Radio New Zealand was subsequently required to correct its record of the meeting at a Parliamentary Select Committee. In June 2018 Hirschfeld was appointed Head of Video/Audio & Content Partnerships at news website Stuff.


Best News or Current Affairs Programme (shared with Mark Champion): Assignment, TV Guide New Zealand Film and Television Awards, 1996.

Best presenter, 3 News, NZ Television Awards, 2002.
Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Auckland, 2017.

Charitable work

Hirschfeld has been active in a number of charities and trusts: Teach First NZ, the Hone Tuwhare Charitable Trust, New Zealand LAM Charitable Trust and Breast Cancer Cure.


Carol Hirschfeld is married to her longtime girlfriend Finlay Macdonald. Her husband Finlay is a former editor of the New Zealand Listener and book publisher. The couple lives in a private house in Auckland with their two children.

Carol Hirschfeld net worth

How much is Carol Hirschfeld worth? Carol Hirschfeld net worth is estimated at around $6 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a journalist, broadcaster, and media executive. Hirschfeld successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. She is one of the richest and influential journalists in New Zealand.