Mike McRoberts gets emotional during touching tribute to celebrating 20 years on TV

Publish Date
Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 12:01PM

Reaching 20 years working for the same company is no ordinary feat ...

So it's no surprise Newshub host Mike McRoberts became visibly emotional when his colleagues surprised him with a touching tribute to his journalistic career last night.

Celebrating two decades working at Three, co-host Samantha Hayes left the presenter teary-eyed after playing a retrospective of his career on video.

From being on the ground covering earthquakes to tropical cyclones, coups and even marathons, the 55-year-old - who joined TV3 as a reporter in 2001 - has covered it all.

Following the highlights reel, McRoberts got teary as he thanked all his colleagues - past and present - and Newshub's viewers, for all their support.

"I don't know whether to laugh or cry," he said.

"I just want to thank all my wonderful, wonderful colleagues - past and present - over the 20 years that have made this job so fantastic.

"And you - everyone sitting at home and allowing me to bring you the news each night. It's a real privilege, thank you."

Congratulations on such an incredible milestone, Mike!