Barry Soper (Political Panel and Men's Panel)
Barry Soper has been a journalist for 42 years, and the country's most experienced political broadcast journalist.
In the past he has also fronted Counterpoint for TVNZ, Right of Reply and Absolutely Soper, a light-hearted weekly feature on TV2's late night news.
He has also met and interviewed some of the most celebrated world leaders including Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Jimmy Carter, most of the Australian Prime Ministers, and more recently Bill Clinton who called him a gentleman.
Barry has five children. He works out daily and is passionate about golf, although plays it too infrequently to maintain a healthy handicap.