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Presenter + producer + actor + Writer + Photographer
Marc Checkley is an award-winning producer, content creator, host, speaker and journalist from New Zealand, working between Singapore,
Geneva and London.
He has more than 16 years experience in television, journalism, content development and media consultancy across multiple territories and has worked with numerous international broadcasters including, NBC Universal Networks, A+E Asia, Channel News Asia, Disney, TVNZ and Fox International Channels. Recent credits include The Food Detectives, Luxe Asia, E! News, Zoo Moo's Got Brains, Asia's Next Top Model and an original Star Wars pilot for Disney.
Marc is a dynamic and experienced host/presenter and actor who brings energy and humour to his varied work, be it on screen or at LIVE events. Highlights include anchoring The China Daily's Olympic Channel in Beijing, hosting the World Gourmet Summit, and acting multiple characters in the national tour of The Songs of South East Asia. Most recently he performed his comedic monologue Too Close For Comfort in Singapore and played Caravaggio in Frank McGuinness' play Innocence in Geneva.
He has also hosted and produced for clients such as: the Asian Festival of Children's Content, the Asian Television Forum, NZ Chamber of Commerce and luxury brands like Diageo, Krug and Dom Perignon.
Marc is a certified wanderlust, foodie and a WSET qualified wine professional. He embarks on regular culinary adventures and has hosted a number of popular gourmande events. As a food/travel writer, Marc's articles and photographs have appeared in the South China Morning Post, Timeout, The Straits Times, Sunday Star Times, The China Daily and Travel Inc., to name a few.
Marc brings passion and pizzaz to his work, along with a good dose of 'Kiwi charm', broad experience and an innate connection with the people he meets. See below for more examples of his work and testimonials.
Marc savouring the best at a wine pairing banquet at Margaret River, Western Australia
Marc featuring in a life-size frieze celebrating Singapore National Day
Hosting the Beach House Pictures 10th Anniversary Party
Marc getting his hands dirty in this fun science adventure series for 8-10 year olds
Marc and Bernice Chan in the studio for another daily bulletin
Marc playing Alan in Mart Crowley's award-winning play set in 1960s NYC
On set at the Jurong Bird Park performing for Zoo Moo's music video 'Home'
Hosting the catwalk/fashion finale in Season 3 of this ever-popular international format
Recording another audio bulletin for the China Daily online
Marc hosting a weekend-long exclusive event for The World Gourmet Summit in Singapore
Marc portraying the dark character of Caravaggio in the play Innocence in Geneva
Making a big entrance to an iconic theme song in New Zealand