Sports Anchor and MC
Craig Norenbergs is the main sports anchor on SKY NEWS, as well as its Head of Sport. Craig is also an energetic, polished and personable MC who entertains audiences with experiences and humorous stories derived from a long and colourful career in television spanning over two decades.
Craig Norenbergs has worked for Channel Ten, Nine, BskyB in London, SBS and Sky News. He has met hundreds of famous sportspeople and has reported on and produced massive sporting events, including the FIFA World Cup, Olympics, Commonwealth Games, World Athletics Championships, Rugby Union Test matches, English Premier League and Major League Baseball.
Craig Norenbergs was part of the production team which won a prestigious BAFTA award at BSKYB in 1998, produced the top rating 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2001 World Athletics Championships from Canada for SBS. He was also in charge of the multicultural network’s award-winning World Sports program for four years.
Craig Norenbergs produced and hosted Sky News’ 2003 and 2007 Rugby Union World Cup, 2004 and 2008 Olympics, 2006 Commonwealth Games coverage and 2006 FIFA World Cup coverage.
One of Craig’s earliest memories is of packing down at hooker in the local Canberra under 6’s rugby competition. It started a life-long love affair with the game. He has also played rugby league, football and AFL with varying success. Sadly, two broken collarbones, a broken cheekbone, dozens of rib injuries and three knee operations mean he’s restricted to the sidelines these days. He makes up for it by avidly supporting the Canberra Raiders, ACT Brumbies and Geelong Cats. He’s also waiting for the ACT to enter a team in the A-League.
His sporting idols are soccer players Pele and Johnny Warren; cricketers Doug Walters and Greg Chappell, rugby union legends Mark Ella and Cliff Morgan and his father Eddie for teaching him that all of life’s values and lessons can be found in sport.
Craig has degrees in History and Sociology from the Australian National University, as well as a postgraduate degree in Professional Broadcasting from the University of Canberra. In addition, he has completed several courses at the Australian Institute of Management.
Craig has acted as Master of Ceremonies at several charity functions I have organised and he has always been professional, humorous and very well prepared. He interacted well with our special guests and I received many positive comments about him.
-Mark Ella, former Wallabies Captain
Craig is our go-to man for any function needing a professional MC. From media conferences to formal dinners and casual get-togethers, he is a popular choice amongst our members.