Liz Hayes, one of Australia’s most respected broadcast journalists, has appointed Michael Cassel Group, a global leader in live entertainment, as her exclusive management representative.
Hayes joins the company’s boutique high profile roster of clients including Julia Gillard and Sebastian Coe.
The appointment comes as Hayes is due to celebrate 40 years working as a reporter and presenter for Nine Entertainment. Since 1996, Hayes has been a senior correspondent for 60 Minutes in Australia.
“Liz has been the face and voice of so many important Australian and international stories over the past 40 years. Liz has a formidable reputation and I am delighted to be working together” commented Michael Cassel, CEO.
For all of her working life Liz Hayes has been a journalist.
Her career has traversed the wide landscape of media including newspapers and radio but predominantly, television.
For 10 years she was co-host of the Australian national breakfast program, Today, and hosted special event telecasts including the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
Hayes is now a senior correspondent with Nine’s 60 Minutes television program, a position she’s held since 1996.
She has interviewed world leaders in business, sport, entertainment and politics, and covered a diverse range of stories including US presidential elections; the human horror of the Syrian refugee crisis; the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan; America’s nuclear conflict with North Korea and the aviation crisis involving Boeing’s disastrous aircraft, the 737 Max.
A long list of celebrity interviews includes Hollywood actors George Clooney and Dustin Hoffman, tennis great Roger Federer and world surfing champion Tom Carroll, singer Olivia Newton-John who talked of her battle with stage 4 cancer, Billy Joel and Paul McCartney.
Hayes produced and presented an award-winning documentary The Greatest Gift, telling the story of heart transplant patients, as well as a two and a half hour television special on Sydney’s Lindt Café siege, in which eight of the hostages spoke exclusively of their terror the day they were held for 17 hours by a lone gunman.
In 2021, Hayes will have spent 40 years working as a reporter and presenter for Nine Entertainment.