Michael Parkin is ONE News's Deputy Political Editor based in Wellington.
He joined the Press Gallery as a political reporter in 2010, following then Labour Leader Phil Goff through the 2011 campaign.
He became Deputy Political Editor in September 2013.
Michael has covered Prime Ministerial visits to South America, Burma, Cambodia and the first speech by a New Zealand leader in the Australian parliament.
Before the shift to politics Michael was a reporter in TVNZ Wellington newsroom for four years where he specialised in Defence reporting, travelling to Afghanistan just weeks before the first New Zealand soldier was killed in action and then again for the withdrawal of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in 2013.
He also travelled to Timor-Leste in 2008.
Michael joined TVNZ in 2006. He has a degree in Political Science and Mass Communication from Canterbury University and a Post-Grad Diploma in Journalism.