Travel Oz Presenter, MC and Speaker
Greg Grainger is the award winning presenter of the weekly ABC travel show Travel Oz. He’s also a charismatic MC for major events and a highly entertaining and informative guest speaker, drawing on his formidable range of travel and media experiences to keep audiences enthralled. Greg has hosted every conceivable style of event, from award nights to charity auctions.
Greg Grainer’s highly acclaimed adventures have captured on film activities as diverse as sky burials in Tibet to shark riding in Tahiti, expeditions across the Arctic and Antarctic, as well as along the Andes and Himalaya.
A winner of the prestigious Logie Award for Top Australian Newsman, Greg has worked for leading radio and television stations in Britain and Australia for over 35 years. His track record includes radio station general manager and news director to prime-time national television news presenter.
For over 20 years, Greg has specialised in producing documentaries for international broadcasters such as National Geographic and Discovery Channel.
His production – On Thin Ice – about the effect of climate change on polar bear populations, won high acclaim after being screened by National Geographic. Channel Seven has broadcast more than a hundred of Greg’s programs on the World Around Us, while Channel 10 has commissioned programs like Inferno about the life of a team of firemen.
Greg set up the newsroom at Capital Radio London, establishing a style that is still emulated by Britain’s top broadcasters. He has covered major news events, from Cyclone Tracey in Darwin, to the Hilton Hotel bombing in Sydney and conducted thousands of interviews with prominent people – from Princess Diana to the King of Spain. Greg Gainger won a Logie award as a young Channel Nine reporter, when he covered Australia’s first terrorist bombing.