10 March 2019
Radio and television broadcaster Martin Devlin began his career in music radio before moving to Radio Sport in 1999. He has won many awards including ‘sports broadcaster of the year’ an unprecedented 6 times. During his lengthy radio career that began in 1987 he has worked on Energy FM in New Plymouth, Channel Z in Wellington as well as networks – The Edge, Radio Sport and Radio Live.
In July 2012, The Radio Network announced Martin would take over the morning show for NZ’s first private station, Radio Hauraki. He writes sport for NZ Rugby World and does a sport talkback blog for tvnz.co.nz as well as being a regular weekly contributor for Rugby Centre on Sky TV’s Rugby Channel. In 2010 and 2014, Martin anchored TVNZ’s coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Martin was contracted to anchor the largest sporting event in NZ’s history – the 2011 Rugby World Cup. On the opening night in October 2011, over one million viewers tuned in to watch him interview rugby legend Jonah Lomu in the minutes before the opening match that featured the All Blacks vs Tonga.
Martin now hosts a weekend sports programme from 12noon til 3pm Saturdays and Sundays on Newstalk ZB.