Watch Dan's interview on Good Morning on TVNZ Ondemand here
From humble beginnings in Lower Hutt this weeks Air New Zealand Inspiring Kiwi Dan Wootton is now showbiz editor for the best selling UK News of the World newspaper - one of the top jobs in show business in the UK - and he is only 27 years old!
Armed with a media studies and political science degree from Victoria University in Wellington, Dan was a former contributor to Good Morning as the resident music reviewer and also worked behind the scenes as a writer/researcher.
Dan was recently named Showbiz Reporter of the Year at the 2010 British Press Awards for breaking a number of agenda setting scoops, including the tragic death of Boyzone star Stephen Gately.
He is also the new showbiz presenter on ITV's morning show Lorraine, bringing all the gossip each week in his own segment.
Dan also regularly appears as a commentator on a number of TV shows including Fox News, Sky News, BBC News, Xtra Factor and Big Brother's Little Brother. He is also a regular guest on radio stations BBC Radio Five Live, Absolute Radio and LBC.
Dan regularly travels the world to interview the biggest stars
in showbiz including Justin Bieber, Kate Moss, Kanye West, Mariah
Carey, Paris Hilton, Lady GaGa and Kylie Minogue.