John McBeth (Sports)
John McBeth has been a sports broadcaster for 30 years so can quite justifiably be termed a "veteran".
He was New Zealand's leading radio rugby commentator for 10
years and covered all the All Black tours, internal tours and the
first two World Cups.
John joined TVNZ in 1993 as a commentator and presenter.
Since then he has been involved in four Olympic Games, four Commonwealth Games, three Americas Cup regattas and four Rugby World Cups as well as numerous other sporting events.
Among many highlights, John rates being the commentator when Danyon Loader won the first of his two gold medals in the pool at the Atlanta Olympics as one of the best. "I was close to weeping. I was quite overwhelmed with the emotion of this historic achievement by Loader," he says.
But he has no hesitation in placing Team New Zealand's America's Cup victory in 1995 right up alongside Loader's victory. He spent five months with Team New Zealand in San Diego and presented hours and hours of live coverage back to eager New Zealanders.
John offers regular commentary on sport for Good Morning, and has also travelled to Venezuela for an episode of Intrepid Journeys.