Tova O’Brien is a New Zealand political journalist who hosts the Tova Breakfast show on Today FM, a station owned by Media Works NZ. She is also a Europe correspondent for the station and a Journalist having joined the station in Sep 2007 as per her Linkedin. O’Brien also works at Mediaworks as a Newshub Political Editor starting April 2018.
Tova O’Brien Age
She was born in 1982/1983 in Papua New Guinea and is currently 39 years old in 2022.
Tova O’Brien Education
She went to the University of Otago for a degree in film and psychology but she never completed her studies. She instead went overseas to work in Melbourne and London in hospitality. O’Brien later decided to train as a journalist in 2006 and completed a qualification at Massey University. Her first job as a journalist was at Radio Active in Wellington.
What ethnicity is Tova O Brien?
Tova’s mother is a British journalist while her father is a New Zealand helicopter pilot. Her parents met while working in Britain. When O’Brien was six months old, the family moved to New Zealand. Her parents separated when she was three and O’Brien was raised by her mother in Wellington.
Is Tova O’Brien Married? Her Husband & Wedding
O’Brien is married to Nathan “Nato” Hickey a drummer of Beastwars, a sludge metal band from New Zealand. The two celebrated their wedding in 2016 in London, UK. They had however known each other since 2006 after their first meeting in Wellington when Tova briefly returned from the UK. Nato at the time was on a date but he abandoned her to come and talk to me!” The two would develop a friendship before they took it to the next level and had a long-distance relationship for six months.
Speaking in an interview, O’Brien said, “I came back to Wellington to be with him and we’ve been together ever since. I never thought I’d get married but we had to so Nato could join me in the UK.”
They welcomed a child on June 24, 2018. Confirming the news, O’Brien wrote in an Instagram post, ” Welcome to the world little Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford.”