Wendy Petrie co-host's ONE News each weeknight at 6pm.
After almost three years working as a national news anchor in Canada, Wendy Petrie returned home and joined the ONE News team in 2004. She presented programmes as varied as Breakfast, Tonight and of course, ONE News
Wendy is no stranger to big breaking news events. When suicide bombers attacked London's transport system killing dozens and paralysing the city, she hosted a live three hour ONE News special, interviewing witnesses and reporters at the scene of the bomb blasts. When the Boxing Day Tsunami struck Southeast Asia, she presented the ONE News bulletin for 13 days straight, with all the latest developments.
While in Toronto, Wendy worked on the equivalent of Canada's CNN. The job involved six hours in the hot seat, presenting news updates, covering live events and interviewing reporters in the field across the country and abroad. News events she covered included the US led war in Iraq, the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy, the death of the Queen Mother and the SARS outbreak which killed dozens in Toronto.
An experienced reporter of ten years, Wendy also worked as a North American correspondent for New Zealand in her time overseas, travelling to New York on September 11 to report on the Twin Tower terrorist attacks, filing live reports just as the horror was unfolding. She returned to New York a year later to cover the one-year anniversary speaking to Kiwis, who had lost loved ones in the attacks.
Before leaving for Canada, Wendy worked for three years as a news reporter/presenter for TV3's 6pm news.