Michael Rowland

ABC TV News Presenter and Host

Michael Rowland is a co-presenter of ABC TV's News Breakfast. He is a former ABC Washington correspondent, covering stories ranging from the 2008 presidential election to the eruption of the global financial crisis and returned to the US to cover the 2012 and 2016 elections. Michael has also reported from Indonesia, Cuba, Turkey and India. He spent five years covering federal politics has also reported on state politics around the nation. He also has extensive experience covering business and economics. Michael is Vice-President of the Melbourne Press Club.

Michael draws on all of this experience in hosting News Breakfast, a show that involves everything from interviewing the Prime Minister to hamming it up with comedians.

He can bring to your event an engaging manner, dry wit and an unflappable calm born of presenting three and a half hours of live television every morning.

Client testimonials

Michael was professional and struck the perfect balance between humour, warmth and respect to the finalists who were being recognised.

HESTA Super Fund

I commend Michael Rowland for his exceptional skills as a public speaker and event master of ceremonies. Michael is a senior member of the committee of the Melbourne Press Club and plays a key role in the management and presentation of the Club's busy events program. He has been MC at a series of big Club events in the past year including a dinner to inaugurate the Victorian Media Hall of Fame, attended by top media industry figures including Lachland Murdoch, Eddige Maguire, Kim Williams and Harold Mitchell. In March he was MC at our annual Quill Awards dinner at Crown Palladium, attended by 600 media leaders and celebrities. Michael's great skills as an ABC presenter are evident in the style he brings to hosting public events. He is eloquent, charming and funny.

Melbourne Press Club