Speakers Profile - Nick Bennett

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Nick's experience as a television journalist and broadcaster spans 25 years in both the Australian and International market place.

As an interviewer, he has a great talent for inspiring the trust of his subjects whose honest revelations often provide extraordinary insights into celebrities such as John Mayer, Sir Bob Geldof, Angelina Jolie, Valentino Rossi, George Michael, Peter Garrett and The Rolling Stones. Nick has warmth and integrity in his approach to the entertainment industry and for this he is widely respected by his peers.

Nick's TV credits include host of Channel Ten's E! News & Ground Zero, presenter for Showtime, Channels Seven, Nine and Ten, Channel [V], Southern Cross and WIN. Other credits include Nick's Flick Bits for Showtime, Music Man for Sunrise, Rumba Music Festival, The History of Toyota Star-maker and the Telstra Road to Tamworth.

Nick has also created a niche for himself in the live voice over & MC arena. He's been the voice of The ARIA's (Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards for 16 years. Live voice on the CMAA's (Country Music Awards of Australia) for 7 years. MC and live voice over for Sound Relief, Wave Aid and Live Earth. Live voice for So You Think You Can Dance, Red Bull Flugtag, The Australia Day Concert, The Australian Olympic Committee and V8 Super Car Awards.

Nick travelled Australia with Shannon Noll's Acoustic and In Conversation tour. A natural MC for APRA, MTV Music Awards, Coca Cola Live & Local for The Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival, Naomi Campbell and Kiss Press Conferences, Concert for Life, Big Backyard in the Domain, Support Act Melbourne Cup Lunch and Golden Stave Charity.

An accomplished radio personality Nick is heard daily on the award-winning Qantas Rock on Q and with a 23% market share, holds the distinction of being the #1 Drive host for 2 Triple M. Presented 2DAY FM Nights and other prime- time shifts for ABC, Nova 969, WS FM, C91.3, FOX FM, 2 Double O and Radio Luxembourg.

Nick's passion for justice was heard on the pirate station, The Voice of Peace, Israel. Music lovers in over 40 countries recognize Nick from The Big Backyard and in Australia from the Rock 40 Countdown and The Beat for MCM Entertainment.

As a print journalist, Nick edited The Music Network and has been published by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Tracks, RM Williams' Outback, Revolver, Juice and Cream. As a writer, his credits include the Buttery Album (liner notes), ARIA Music Awards, ARIA Hall of Fame, Showtime Greats, Country Music Awards, Icehouse DVD and Channel Nine Presents.

Nick's versatility as a voice over artist is in high demand for clients such as APRA, Sony Music, Guinness Book of World Records, Paramount Home Entertainment, Warner Music, Stonecutters, Bank West, Chugg Entertainment, Michael Coppel Presents, Hope 103.2, DreamWorks, Channel [V], CMC, MTV, Showtime Greats, Hot Tomato, EMI and MCM Entertainment.

Nick's talent is also harnessed as a Teacher for the Voice Over short course at AFTRS.