Rod Cheeseman completed an honors degree in 1999 and has worked in television in the UK and New Zealand ever since. He has been a finalist in the TP Mclean sport journalism awards but did not enter again because he hates losing.
Rod has raced Superbikes, kayaked over a seven metre waterfall, completed the Fire Fighters' Challenge, tried his hand at Cheerleading, Sprint Cycling, Roller Hockey, Pole Dancing and Gymnastics, all with the national squads and all in the name of so called journalism.
Rod is a TVNZ Presenter and most recently contributed to TVNZ's coverage of the mighty All Blacks smashing the rest of the world, and Co-Hosted Skoda Game On - Extra Time on Sunday afternoons with Bernadine Oliver Kirby. He also spent 8 years at TV3 presenting the Sports news on Sunrise before moving to TVNZ.
Rod is married to his wife, Lucie, who fell in love with his car at high school and nineteen years later is still trying to get out of it. The couple have two young children Charlie Cheeseman a very proud Kiwi who leads the Haka at 6 years old, and Hattie Cheeseman who is three and is already showing worrying signs of inheriting her father's sense of humour.
When he's not being thrown off the track at Hampton Downs for being a talentless danger to himself and others, or playing with kids toys, Rod pretends to be a grown up.
"Brendan and Sarah have done an amazing job building a large and loyal following to the show I will do my best to continue on from their hard work. I'm looking forward to the challenge of presenting the new look Good Morning show, having been a stay a home Dad I know a bit of daytime telly can be a sanity saver."