David Reyne has plagued Australian television screens for more than three decades, constantly building on an impressive body of work as presenter, morning show host, Logie winning actor, travel writer and musician.
He is currently a presenter and producer on Australia’s, longest running and most successful travel program, Getaway, where for over 20 years he has travelled the world, earning himself a reputation as Australia’s most incisive and amusing travel reporter… the fact he knows he’s flown over 3 million kilometres, visited 60 countries and slept in over 2000 hotel beds, says something of the way his jet-lagged mind works.
From 2006 until the end of 2009, he was co-host of 9am with David & Kim on Network TEN. He handed in his resignation the day they asked him to present a segment explaining how to choose a vase for Mother’s Day flowers!
David was host of the Wind Down on smoothfm in Melbourne and Sydney. It was here he realised that if he had to introduce a Mariah Carey song one more time, he’d probably end up in a padded room.
As a writer, David had his own column in The Herald Sun titled, Reyne’s World and has been a regular contributor to the Traveller section of Fairfax Newspapers.
He has appeared as an actor in movies, theatre and television. He won a Logie for his role in the ABC series, Sweet And Sour.
David was the drummer with the multi-platinum selling Chantoozies, laying the beat in over 750 performances while gaining a unique perspective into the intriguing behaviour of thousands of beer soaked punters, clearly mesmerised by the band’s four female vocalists.
He was also the original drummer with Australian Crawl.
David was very accommodating and professional to work, communicate and coordinate with, throughout the planning and running of the event. David had researched the subject extensively and had an emotionally intelligent understanding of subject and content. He was inquiring, but never probing. I believe the difference in having David conduct proceedings enhanced the event so much so, that we would like him to host all such events for us!– MGWS
Magda Szubanski was at the end of a long and grueling schedule of public appearances when we arrived for a luncheon event with David Reyne. We felt immediately that we were in excellent hands. David was warm, reassuring and extremely well-prepared. It was a difficult venue acoustically and the audience was split over two different spaces but David handled everything with ease. The audience loved the event and it was by far one of the best events that Magda had done to promote her memoir. The success of events like these are almost completely the responsibility of the interlocutor and we couldn’t have been in better hands. In twenty years of working with writers I haven’t seen many more capable or more professional than David.– Literary Agent
David, thank you sooo much for your professionalism, we really appreciate your patience and flexibility with our ever-changing agenda…hope our paths cross again.– Helloworld Travel