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Mike Thorpe

Published: 11:11AM Thursday January 09, 2014 Source: ONE News

Mike Thorpe (Source: ONE News)
Mike Thorpe - Source: ONE News

Mike Thorpe is an accidental reporter who spent 17 years of his broadcasting life behind a microphone before moving in front of one (and a camera).

Despite leaving school with a 5th form science qualification, he says he was always destined for a career in media.

Mike joined TVNZ to work for One News in 2012 after covering the Christchurch Earthquakes for Radio Live.

His love for his job is terribly clichéd – he says he likes meeting people (we believe him).

Although he was born and bred in Hawke's Bay, Mike now feels very much a Mainlander (except at ITM Cup time).