Mike Munro AM is an Australian broadcasting icon.
His decades of authentic reporting have made him one of Australia’s most trusted and respected media figures.
Media: Though his name is synonymous with the very highest calibre of TV journalism, Mike actually started his career spending twelve years in newspapers around the globe.
After joining Channel Ten News he became a reporter on 60 Minutes. He went on to host programs like A Current Affair and This is Your Life on the Nine Network and Sunday Night on the Seven Network.
Documentary: In 2017 Mike produced and hosted the documentary Lawless - The Real Bushrangers with the History channel on Foxtel. Mike is related to the last bushrangers in Australian history.
Achievements In 2014, Mike was made a member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s birthday honours list for his charity work and contribution to journalism.
Mike Munro - Saxton Motivational Speaker, Master of CeremoniesMike Munro began his career as a journalist in 1971 as a 17-year-old copy boy on The Australian and The Daily Mirror newspapers. After completing his cadetship he remained with the Mirror for seven years before joining Sydneys Channel 10 News in 1978. Eleven months later he returned to newspapers and was posted to New York by Rupert Murdoch to work in News Limiteds American bureau and The New York Post. He went on to become a household name in Australian media as feature presenter in such programmes as Willesee, 60 Minutes, A Current Affair, This is Your Life and Missing Persons Unit. Mike is perhaps is best known for his candid interviews with such stars as Madonna, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler and Katharine Hepburn on '60 Minutes', for his ground-breaking and provocative reports for 'A Current Affair' and for the"honest raw emotion" of 'This Is Your Life.' This Is Your Life had not been out of the annual top 10 regular programs for all its six years and averaged a national weekly audience of more than two million viewers.
Mike Munro up close and personal with Layne BeachleyMike Munro talks with Layne Beachley at the Melbourne Corporate Luncheon Mike Munro began his career as a journalist in 1971 as a 17-year-old copy boy on The Australian and The Daily Mirror newspapers. After completing his cadetship he remained with the Mirror for seven years before joining Sydneys Channel 10 News in 1978. Eleven months later he returned to newspapers and was posted to New York by Rupert Murdoch to work in News Limiteds American bureau and The New York Post.
Mike Munro - This Is Your Life - Saxton Speakers BureauA promotional cut of one of Mike Munro's iconic This is Your Life presentations. These are a one-of-a-kind addition to any event based on the television show of the same name which Mike Munro presented for 13 years. Mike Munro AM is an Australian broadcasting icon. His decades of authentic reporting have made him one of Australia’s most trusted and respected media figures.
The conference was a huge success. Mike's presentation added greatly to the conference. His presentation was emotive and honest. You could have heard a pin drop as he shared his life's story ... keep reading with us. His sense of justice and strong ethical character was clear to everyone. Everyone was moved and there wasn’t an eye without a tear. He is one of the strongest examples of resilience that I could ever hope to meet. From where he started, to what he accomplished, no blame for his mother, just love and sadness at what she lost - he is an amazing man. SASSPA
Mike was one of the most professional and delightful people that I have worked with. He is kind, understanding yet always maintains his professionalism. Mike was so obliging and we have had excellent feedback on his speech and his mannerisms, in particular the way he mixed with the guests and did not mind his photo being taken, constantly! Mike was fabulous!
I think it's safe to say that everyone fell in love with Mike on the night! His story was extremely touching and I heard quite a few people in the audience remark on being able to relate to his story and finding him and inspiration and such a beautiful, genuine person. Our deepest thanks to Mike for sharing his time and story with us! We've had nothing but positive feedback of the evening.
Mike Munro had the audience enthralled with details of a part of his life that was largely unknown to them. An engaging speaker who went out of his way to make sure everyone in attendance had a chance to meet and speak with him after his presentation.
Our choice of Mike Munro for our event was a huge success. This is mainly due to the efforts of Mike himself. He came very well prepared having discovered some research that is most relevant to our business and our event. He opened by presenting the research results as they applied to us and then led into his own story. He drew a very appropriate parallel between his own story and that of some of the people who we assist to find meaningful work. Mike was most generous with his time. Without any prompting he headed over to a table of journalists who were all just delighted to meet him and share experiences. Additionally Mike spent a great deal of time with many people with disabilities, posing for photos with them and answering all their questions. The way he engaged with everyone on the night was amazing. So too is Mikes own story of his journey and his triumph over early disadvantage - very inspiring. We are very grateful to Mike for his involvement in our Job Shadow night gala dinner, frankly he made for us. We thoroughly recommend Mike as a speaker, he is extremely versatile and very engaging.
Mike was a definite highlight of our conference. Our delegates were absolutely captivated as Mike took them on the journey of our company in the forever classic 'This is your life' style. His research and building of the presentation prior to the event was the major reason for its successful execution. His wiliness to mingle and integrate with our delegates and his professional manner means one would have no hesitation in recommending him. Our thanks and appreciation to him.
As expected, Mike was an outstanding presenter and kicked off our annual conference in the best possible way - emotive, engaging and creating a lasting feeling of connectedness amongst our delegates. The real surprise though was the very personal approach Mike took with our team in the creation of the content of his presentation. He was so down to earth and easy to work with - truly professional and yet very committed to helping us make the most of the opportunity. First class in every way!
Mike displayed exceptional professionalism throughout my dealings with him. He was a pleasure to work with and I would be more than happy to work with him again in the future.