Derryn Hinch

Derryn Hinch
Date of Birth:
Feb 9, 1944
Place of Birth:
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Employer(s),— Taranaki Newspapers Ltd,— Fairfax Media, Employer(s),— News Corp Australia,— Seven Network,— Nine Network,— Network Ten,— Foxtel, Employer(s),— 2UW,— 3MP,— 3XY,— 3AW,— 3AK
Lana Wells,(m. 1965; Div. 1970),Eve Carpenter, (m. 1972; Div. 1980),Jacki Weaver,(m. 1983; Div. 1996) &,(m. 1997; Div. 1998),Chanel Hayton,(m. 2006; Div. 2012)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
New Plymouth Boys',High School
None (Atheism)
Political party:
Justice (since 2015)

Derryn Hinch - Biography Summary

Derryn Nigel Hinch (born 9 February 1944 in New Plymouth, New Zealand) is an Australian senator for Victoria and media personality, best known for his work on Melbourne radio and television.

Hinch was elected to the Senate representing Victoria as the head of Derryn Hinch's Justice Party at the 2016 federal election. Aged 72 at the time, Hinch is the oldest federal parliamentarian ever to be elected for the first time.

He remained host of his weekly program Hinch Live until the election campaign period officially commenced, in a decision supported by Sky News Live.

He has been the host of 3AW's Drive radio show, and a National Public Affairs commentator for the Seven Network on Sunday Night, Today Tonight and Sunrise.

Hinch has been convicted of contempt of court three times, serving two prison sentences and one sentence of house detention.

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