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Wendy Petrie

Wendy Petrie

New Zealand television presenter
Wendy Petrie
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Intro New Zealand television presenter
Is Television presenter
From New Zealand
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 1971
Age 49 years
Manurewa High School
The details


Wendy Petrie (born 1971) is a New Zealand journalist and television presenter, best known for presenting 1 News at Six alongside Simon Dallow, a role she has held since 2006.


Petrie began her journalism career in radio, as a writer for Independent Radio News bulletins. She later joined TV3, where she worked variously as a reporter, news anchor and weather presenter on 3 News, as well as being a regular fill-in host on late night news programme Nightline.

Petrie moved to Canada in 2001, becoming a newsreader for the CTV News Channel and a substitute newsreader on the CTV morning programme Canada AM. During her time in Canada, she reported on the September 11 attacks for 3 News.

In late 2003, Petrie returned to New Zealand and joined TVNZ, initially as a fill-in presenter across all One News bulletins. She was on air when the Boxing Day tsunami took place, as well as during the 2005 London bombings; for this, as well as her earlier reports on the September 11 attacks, she was jokingly dubbed a 'disaster magnet' by former boss Bill Ralston.

In 2006, Petrie became co-anchor of the 6pm edition of One News alongside Simon Dallow; she replaced Judy Bailey as the primary female anchor, who had held the position for 18 years.

Personal life

Petrie is married to television producer Ross Peebles. They have three children, Addison, Olivia and Zach.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 14 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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