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Popular television newsman, John Mangos, has been a familiar face on Australian television screens for almost thirty years.

He is currently a senior anchorman with SKY NEWS AUSTRALIA, a post he's held since the 24-hour news channel was launched in 1996.

He is also a weekly regular on Australia's leading breakfast program, the Seven Network's Sunrise. And he's a regular afternoon host on top rating Sydney talkback radio station 2UE.

A widely respected newscaster, John spent 14 years with National Nine News where he worked in the Federal Parliamentary press gallery and as the NSW state political correspondent before he became the network's United States correspondent based in Los Angeles.

John returned from the United States at the request of the "King of Australian television", Graham Kennedy, to co-host the top rating nightly Coast to Coast news program.

John went on to make documentaries for the Nine Network as well as hosting the Our World series on Sunday nights.

At that time he was a guest host of Nine's Today show and the Midday show.

He then moved to Network Ten to present the Eyewitness news, but a year later was lured back to his old stomping ground at Nine for the irresistible chance to be an international roving reporter for the Midday show.

John's long and distinguished career was rewarded when the Seven Network offered him his own chat show, "At Home with John Mangos", which aired nationally for two years.

This wasn't enough for John who is known in television circles for his boundless energy and enthusiasm. John became a breakfast announcer on Sydney radio station 2KY, launched the new cable station, Greek Australian Television on OptusVision, and hosted a twice-weekly current affairs program, Straight Talk.
John lives in Sydney and runs his own media consultancy, Megisti Media, which was romantically named after the Greek island of his family's origin, Kastellorizo.

He is in demand as an after dinner speaker, Master of Ceremonies, seminar mediator and media trainer.

John relishes new challenges and frequently donates his time to charity fundraisers. He is a past Patron of the Make a Wish Foundation, a former steering committee member of Jeans for Genes and a current board member of Ocean Watch and the Sydney Olympic Football Club. John is also the Patron of the Trish Cairns Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation at St Vincent's Hospital.

John is an official ambassador for the Sydney Swans Football Club and has an active interest in the club.

In his spare time, John loves to cook and has been teaching cooking classes at the Sydney Seafood School at the Sydney Fish Market for the past thirteen years.