Television & Radio Personality
Mike Hammond’s broadcasting career in radio and television stretches more than twenty years.
He has hosted numerous national television programs for television networks Ten and Seven and for subscription networks FOXTEL and Sky Channel. Mike Hammond has worked prime-time radio shifts in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Newcastle and his radio programs have been syndicated nationally. He has also worked as a journalist in various television and radio newsrooms.
On television Mike Hammond hosted Good Morning Australia for Network 10 in 1992, which was live television for two hours every weekday. He co-hosted one of Australia and New Zealand’s highest rating programs Gladiators for The Seven Network, which saw him reach up to 2.5 million viewers each week. Today his talents are still seen around the world with Gladiators screening in the United States, United Kingdom and Russia.
Mike Hammond has been the ‘face of Foxtel’ since 1995 and is host of Fox Entertainment News. His role with Foxtel sees him contributing to the world-wide network of News Corporation media interests, with his special feature programs and guest interview special screenings on the FOX network (USA), STAR-TV satellite network (Asia), and SKY-TV satellite network (UK and Europe).
On radio, Mike Hammond hosted a variety of award winning radio programs on stations across Australia for over twelve years. In 1985, he started the drive program on 2SM Sydney and at 20 years of age became the youngest ever drive-time announcer in the history of Sydney radio.
From 1988 to March 1995, Mike Hammond was a key performer at Sydney's No1, (and at the time, Australia's most listened to radio station), 2Day-FM. He hosted the breakfast and morning programs and was a constant ratings winner in all age demographics under 40 years.
Mike Hammond is the recipient of numerous prestigious 'Rawards' - the radio awards for Australian radio broadcasting. Some of his awards include Best New Syndicated Program: The Rock 40 Countdown (1991), Best General Announcer (Metropolitan) in Australian radio (1992), and Best Music Personality (Metropolitan) in Australian Radio (1993).
As a media presenter Mike Hammond is much sought after in the corporate arena. His skills are regularly used in corporate presentations ranging from seminars to conferences and board-room presentations. His laid back style, professionalism and ability to interact with audiences make him a natural facilitator, host and MC for a wide range of corporate events.
His is also an Ambassador of The Sony Foundation Australia, which assists various youth based charities and development programs across Australia.