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Hilary Barry is a New Zealand journalist and television personality who currently co-hosts Seven Sharp with Jeremy Wells on TVNZ 1. She was a newsreader on TV3 for many years and until 2016, presented the 6 pm Newshub show with Mike McRoberts. She also worked on the Paul Henry morning TV show since its launch, reading the news. Barry resigned from these roles in April 2016.
|Journalist, TV presenter
Hilary Ann Barry Pankhurst was born on December 4, 1969 (age 52 years) in Wellington, New Zealand. She attended Queen Margaret College in Wellington from 1980 to 1987 and was head girl in her final year. She later completed a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington and a Certificate of Journalism.
Hilary Barry began her career as a reporter for Radio 89.3 TODAY FM (now More FM Wairarapa). She read the morning news on radio station More FM and participated in the morning shows for 10 years. On 9 February 2009, Barry became news anchor on the RadioLIVE breakfast show hosted by Marcus Lush.
Hilary Barry became a TV3 news reporter in Christchurch in 1993 then moved to Auckland to work as a reporter on 3 News. She presented 3 News on weekends for six years, before presenting the weeknight 3 News. Former regular anchors John Campbell and Carol Hirschfeld moved on to respectively present and produce the 7 pm current affairs show, Campbell Live, in March 2005.
Awards: Hilary Barry won the Best News or Current Affair Presenter award at the 2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards and at the 2019 NZTV Awards. At the 2006 Qantas Television Awards, she has voted Favourite New Zealand Female Personality. In 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Barry won TV Guide’s Best on The Box award for Best Presenter. In 2002, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Barry won the NZ Radio Award for Best Newsreader. On 7 April 2015, Barry became a news anchor for the morning talk show The Paul Henry Show.
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Barry lost her composure in May 2015 after watching a news story on John Campbell’s departure from TV3. As she tried to read the next item, Barry choked up and said: “I think Mike might have to read this one,” referring to her co-anchor Mike McRoberts.
On 4 February 2016, Barry laughed uncontrollably during The Paul Henry Show when reading a news item about the former M alaysian diplomat who admitted going to a young woman’s home with no pants on and defecating on her step before leaving. The incident received widespread coverage and a video uploaded by Henry received about 270,000 views on YouTube in two days.
On 12 August 2021, Hilary Barry hosted Mitre 10’s 2021 Awards ceremony at Auckland’s Spark Arena stadium, which was attended by a thousand people from all over New Zealand. After a bar worker tested positive for COVID-19 on 20 August, Barry entered into self-isolation.
Hilary Barry unexpectedly resigned from MediaWorks (thus Newshub and Paul Henry) on 26 April 2016. Barry had been with the company for 23 years, working across several brands. Barry quit TV3 amid rumours that she was heading to TVNZ. When MediaWorks chief executive Mark Weldon resigned five days later, Barry and co-host Mike McRoberts were seen bringing champagne and beer into the Mediaworks office to celebrate. When entering the building, Barry gave a “v for victory” sign with one of her hands but declined to comment further. It was later revealed that McRoberts (Barry’s long term 3 News/Newshub co-host) was trying to convince Barry to stay with the company.
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Barry’s final day was on Friday, 27 May 2016, receiving a special video tribute from colleague Mike McRoberts. On Sunday 29 May, it was revealed that Sam Hayes would replace Barry on Newshub at 6. On Monday 30 May, MediaWorks announced that Ingrid Hipkiss would replace Barry with Paul Henry.
Hilary Barry is married to his longtime boyfriend Mike Barry. Hilary and her husband Mike Barry, a teacher and son of All Black Kevin Barry, have two sons. However, on 19 September 2016, Barry and Jack Tame took over as co-hosts of Breakfast. She left in 2018.
Hilary Barry net worth
How much is Hilary Barry worth? Hilary Barry net worth is estimated at around $5 million. Her salary is around $320,000 and her main source of income is from her career as a journalist and television personality. Barry successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. She is one of the richest and influential media personalities in New Zealand.