Michelle Prendiville is a Sports Reporter for TVNZ 1News in Auckland, New Zealand. She describes herself on her Linkedin as an experienced Sports Reporter with a demonstrated history of working in the broadcast media industry.
Michelle Prendiville Age
She is currently 26 years old in 2022.
Michelle Prendiville Education
She did her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the Auckland University of Technology from 2014 to 2016. While there, Michelle has also worked for 95bFM Campus Radio where she read and wrote the 6-9 am Breakfast news at bFM and had voice training and training on how to pronounce Te Reo Maori words.
Michelle has also worked for NZME Radio from Apr 2015 to Sep 2016 where she reported on reports and events including the ANZ Netball games, and the FIFA u20 World Cup among other sports events.
For her high school education, she went to Taurand Girls College from 2009 to 2013.
Michelle Prendiville Career
Michelle began working for TVNZ in Feb 2017 after joining as a Breakfast/Midday Sports Producer. She assumed the role of Sports Produce in Jun 2017 and Sports Reporter in Feb 2018. She reports on all things to do with sports for 1NEws including conducting interviews and writing sports stories in NZ and around the world.
Michelle previously worked on NZME as a Sports Reporter – Radio Sport from Oct 2016 to Jan 2017.
Michelle Prendiville Partner Martin Banks
Michell is currently in a relationship with Martin Banks, a New Zealand rugby union player who plays for Southland in Bunnings NPC and the Highlanders in Super Rugby. The two have been dating since 2018. A look at her Instagram account show she first shared a photo of her boyfriend in the new year of 2019 with the caption, “Bring it 2019 ❤️”
Michelle Prendiville Alopecia
Michelle suffers from Alopecia a Hair Loss condition that started at the age of 5. She revealed in an interview back in 2021 that hid her condition from almost everyone for decades.
“My parents had no idea what was happening to me and I remember rubbing steroid creams into my head,” she recalls. “But nothing really worked – I have so many pictures of me playing hockey with massive headbands on to try to hide the hair loss.”
In 2006, Michelle broke her arm while playing hockey, and the trauma made her hair fall out even more rapidly, so a wig was her only option – one she’s worn ever since.