Sports broadcaster & MC
Stephen McIvor is a popular sports broadcaster and has been at the top of the sports broadcasting game in New Zealand since 1990. Stephen is one of New Zealand’s most experienced MC’s, loves interacting with people and utilising his 30 years of live presenting on television to engage with his audience.
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After working as a radio announcer in the 1980s, Stephen joined Sky Sport when the channel first went to air in 1990. Over the next two and a half decades he covered primarily motorsport and rugby league — as well as tennis, cycling and “just about every sport imaginable”.
In 2016, Stephen left Sky. He has been an anchor for coverage of two Rugby World Cups, the 2010 Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games, and the 2012 Olympic Games.
In 2021 the official America’s Cup website named him as its commentator and anchor for the 36th cup, held in Auckland.
Since 2014, he has been a presenter on Sky Speed alongside Greg Murphy, a New Zealand motorsport great.
In 2021, the 4-time Bathurst 1000 winner Greg Murphy has joined the SENZ family, joining broadcaster Stephen McIvor with an all-new show across the network and they will share the microphone for Race Control.
Stephen’s experience on and off camera has meant he can either follow a strong script or improvise accordingly. He loves to interact with people and is a natural entertainer -always professional yet never forgetting to bring his great sense of humour. Whatever the event, Stephen brings true value to every project.
Stephen has hosted The Halberg Awards and red carpet events (including the very first Lord of the Rings movie in Wellington).
Stephen is known for his professional approach and strong research around any event he is involved with and he is the consummate professional Master of Ceremonies.
Stephen was so professional, entertaining, quick-witted and an absolute pleasure to have in Nelson. Going the extra mile to ensure the night was one to remember, I would gladly work with Stephen again.
-Events Manager - Sport Tasman
Stephen, thanks once again for a fantastic job as our MC at the Master Electricians Excellence Awards. Timings were kept, laughs were had, and the key messages were delivered. A happy client... We look forward to working with you again.
-Director at Create Marketing & Events Ltd
A consummate professional broadcaster. The guy you want in front of the camera when everything else going wrong around you! I can't remember the event - NBA Basketball, or Football or something coming in from the other side of the world - and it just wasn't! "No feed Stephen - TALK! - I'll type the graphics!" Man oh man - 10 mins later the feed suddenly appeared and we were away. I bought him a well deserved coffee. Incredible guy in a crisis!
-Helping People Make Sense of an Increasingly cOmpl3x World.
Steve was the MC for the Supercars 2018 ITM Auckland launch. He was brilliant to work with. Kept the event on time and could even say my surname correctly (would you believe that seems to be harder than you might think). Thanks again Steve.
-Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development
I have worked with Stephen for a few years now on various projects ranging from charity events to being the Brand Ambassador for John Andrew Ford. His drive, dedication and professionalism is second to none. He has the ability to engage everyone around him and make them feel involved and part of the end goal. He brings great ideas and concepts to the table to ensure that what you're trying to achieve is relevant.