Mike Bailey

Broadcaster, MC, Facilitator and Host

Mike Bailey is a broadcaster, journalist, lecturer and corporate host. Whether he's conducting up close and personal interviews, hosting a complex event, introducing celebrities or teaching skills on how to 'manage media', his passion for the job, warm personality and clever wit, ensures an exceptional event.

With a high profile established over many years on television and radio, Mike draws a strong crowd to corporate and charity events. With his innate ability to read an audience and "work" it well, his adept auctioneering skills and enthusiastic promotional abilities, he raises substantial funds for charity organisations across the country.

About Mike Bailey:

Mike Bailey became one of the most identifiable and credible voices in broadcasting through news reporting and later weather presentation. Over 13 years he has produced news and current affairs programs and documentaries on ABC-TV and the Seven Network. He has hosted AFL telecasts for three seasons. Mike has also presented weather and hosted current affairs and talkback radio programs on 2GB, 2KY, ABC and community and rural radio outlets across NSW.

His work in print journalism included the preparation of an Almanac on Sydney's weather; a weekly column with The Sun-Herald for 7 years; monthly columns in gardening and surfing publications; and occasional freelance travel articles.

Mike Bailey has been Course Coordinator and Lecturer in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney over more than a decade. He continues to host many functions for numerous corporate and charity groups, and has been a Board member of several charitable organisations.

Mike has been an Australia Day Ambassador since 1999, and among his Awards is the Archbishop of Sydney Citation in recognition of outstanding contribution to Christian ideals in radio and television presented by Cardinal Edward Clancy in 1990.

In 2007, Mike took a look at politics from the inside as Labor candidate for North Sydney in the 2007 Federal Election. He went on to spend a year as Media Adviser and Departmental Liaison Officer for the NSW Minister for Lands, Tony Kelly MLC before coordinating a major climate change project for emergency services in NSW.

Mike Bailey married his wife Helena (former presenter of the Seven Network's Romper Room) in 1986, and they have a son Michael, born in 1988.

Client testimonials

Mike is not only punctual and easy to work with, but in his own time he researches and prepares extremely well, so that his performance on the day is right on target. He ensures that he has a complete grasp of the event, thereby making his commentary and observations relevant and penetrating. Mike also has a brilliant wit and his sense of humour adds immensely to the quality of the show and the enjoyment of the audience.

A Red Letter Day Event Management

It is a tough job being the MC for major events, especially those which are attended by community and political leaders, as well as celebrities and VIPs. We found that promoting Mike Bailey as our MC gave the event credibility due to the community's respect for him


Mike’s particular effectiveness in educating the public and shaping public opinion around any good cause is amazing. Throughout his life as a public figure he has shown compassion and kindness to many “causes”….Mike has the natural ability and capacity to draw and inspire people, make any event fun and most importantly he does his homework so that he speaks from knowledge that is accurate and authoritative. At the breakfast he was well versed on the Aged Care sector and this attention to detail gives him credibility as an outstanding speaker. This thoroughness also gives him the respect and recognition from people and as a consequence enhances the status of the function. I commend Mike and his outstanding talents to anyone seeking an MC, public speaker, to be part of a panel for discussion or to present at any conference. It is a privilege to know Mike.

Foundation for Aged Care

Our thanks to you for stepping in at such short notice. We had a lot of fun and the evening was a financial success. We are extremely grateful to you for giving of your time and talent, and we have received offers of support in the future as a result of our increased profile.

Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute

Mike Bailey exudes professionalism, empathy and wit! His friendly and comforting approach enables interviewees and award recipients to relax and reveal their true personalities. His attention to details and researches allows for streamline banter and an often humorous intercourse on stage….Mike Bailey is always our first choice when we plan a major event and I have no hesitation in recommending him to any potential client that wants a seamless, professional and gratifying result!

CEO, Wests Ashfield Leagues Club

Mike Bailey has been the guest MC for all my major events, trained staff in the skills of public speaking and presented at conferences/luncheons to charity marketing and fundraising personnel on the techniques of using media to promote the cause of the organisation. …Mike Bailey prepares his material well, engages professionally with the audience no matter the size, remains unflustered with last minute changes and selfishly shares his knowledge and techniques when training staff, CEOs or managers.

Bible Society NSW