Judy Bailey is a writer and former broadcaster living in Auckland. She fronted primetime news for twenty six years, becoming one the most recognised faces in New Zealand. On leaving TVNZ, she fronted Maori Television’s ANZAC Day programme for nine years and has since been involved in a number of documentaries and television series.
As well as being a Patron of the Grief Centre for many years, she was a founding trustee and is Patron of Brainwave Trust Aotearoa, an organisation that brings the latest research in neuroscience to those who work with children and young families, ensuring that each child gets the best possible start in life.
She is also an active patron of a number of organisations including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, The National Collective of Women’s Refuges, Friends of Women’s Refuge, Hospice North Shore, and the Skylight Trust.
In 2010 she was created an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to broadcasting and the community. She is married to producer and director Chris Bailey, they have three children and seven grandchildren.