Chris Smith has had a remarkably wide and successful career in media…
Starting off in 1981 in rural radio and TV in Moree NSW, Parkes NSW, and Bendigo Victoria, he developed skills in news reporting, presenting bulletins and live sports calling.
Back in the big smoke, he worked as a senior reporter for Seven News and travelled the world covering dramatic events such as the Tiananmen Square massacre, San Francisco earthquake and drug trials throughout Asia.
It was at Channel Nine that Chris not only made his mark as an award-winning reporter with “A Current Affair” but drove the show as it’s Chief of Staff under hosts Jana Wendt, Mike Willesee, Mike Munro and Ray Martin.
He was then poached by French media company “Lagardere” to broadcast from Beijing, as the first westerner to broadcast live in China on China Radio International. He was then elevated to the position of program director and deputy MD China.
On his return to Australia in 2000, he was appointed as Program director and Afternoon Show host at Radio 2GB Sydney…where he was instrumental in reviving a great media brand.
During his 22 years at Macquarie Radio, he took his Afternoon Show to number 1 for no less than 84 surveys…finishing with a commanding 13%.
That success continued when he switched to the weekend morning program for 3 years.
Chris was then contracted to Sky News Australia and hosted “Chris Smith and Friends” and “Chris Smith Tonight” each Sunday night…as well as floating as host for all the other night time current affairs shows.
He’s contributed to both Channel 7’s “Sunrise” program and Channel Nine’s “Today Show” over the past 20 years… and as a current affairs commentator on “Credlin” and “Paul Murray Live”.
Chris is now hosting a global news talkback program on TNTRadio.live, and multi-national broadcaster which has just celebrated its 5 millionth download.