Engaging television personality and corporate host
Television personality and Entertainment Reporter James Tobin is one of the busiest men in morning television. He is part of the Seven Network’s Sunrise, Weekend Sunrise and The Morning Show teams, providing the latest news, gossip and feature interviews from the movie and music scene. On weekends he is seen roving around the country meeting the locals and delivering the weather forecast.
James has featured as the ‘face of’ Seven’s Vaalia Happiness campaign and Oral B’s Powering Australian Smiles. In 2011 James also featured on Seven’s digital channels hosting their latest movie sneak-peeks reviews. James also has a corporate relationship with Sabre Pacific Travel, the world’s biggest travel IT provider, filming monthly internal web videos and hosting corporate events.
James started his media career in 1999, when he joined ARN as a music researcher, then moved on to Austereo’s 2Day FM. His work was then heard around the country as part of Kyle and Jackie O’s Hot 30. He jumped across into television to join Foxtel’s Nickelodeon Channel, hosting their Saturday morning show sn:tv and specials, including Head to Head. He became a popular children’s television personality and appeared on a number of other shows, including Sarvo and the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
In 2000 James joined the Seven Network hosting the weekly music program Eclipse Music TV and children’s game show Go Go Stop.
In early 2008 James joined the network’s top-rating breakfast show to take on the role as Sunrise’s entertainment reporter. Audiences have loved his interviews with such diverse stars as Hugh Jackman, Michelle Monaghan, Robert Downey Jnr, Kelly Clarkson, Dannii Minogue, Jack Black and The Foo Fighters.
James has also tried his hand at acting, appearing in the medical drama All Saints and the Australian feature film Lovely Scary Wolves.
He also proved a to be a crowd favourite and had a ball on the Seven Network’s Dancing with The Stars – which he believes proved that he is better at interviewing entertainers than perhaps dancing around as one.
James is an Ambassador for Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off the Streets and the mental health initiative, Headspace. And yes, he came second in the 2010 Cleo Bachelor of the Year competition.