New Zealand Plumbing Conference

3-5 May 2023

Hilary Barry

One of the most recognisable and popular faces on New Zealand television, Hilary currently hosts the prime time TVNZ show, Seven Sharp.

Hilary is a highly sought after and polished MC. She’ll have your event running like clockwork and make you, the organiser, look like a star.

Current work Hilary has also worked extensively in New Zealand on both radio and television. In 2021, Hilary took up the role of host for The Hits 3pm Pick-Up show and also a Co-Host on the game show, Give Us A Clue.

She was TV3’s 6pm network anchor for many years before moving to TVNZ where she now hosts Seven Sharp with Jeremy Wells.

Hilary spent many years working in morning radio as well, both on Auckland’s More FM and Radio Live.

The multi-award winning newsreader and presenter, Hilary is an accomplished MC and public speaker.


  • Best New Journalist, New Zealand Radio Awards 1993
  • Best Newsreader, New Zealand Radio Awards 2002, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • Best News or Current Affairs Presenter 2011 AFTA Awards.
  • Best News Presenter, TV Guide Best on the Box 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Best News or Current Affairs Presenter 2019 NZTV Awards

Originally from Wellington, Hilary started her career as a radio reporter in the Wairarapa. She moved to Christchurch in 1993 to take up a reporting role at TV3 and then Auckland as a reporter and presenter on 3 News. She anchored TV3’s news for many years before moving to TVNZ where she has been a presenter on both Breakfast and Seven Sharp.

Public Speaking: Hilary is an accomplished public speaker with a particular passion and focus on issues that affect women. She is both funny and personable and able to share stories from her own career which relate to the audience.

Hilary Barry

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