Patrick (Paddy) Gower is widely regarded as one of the best communicators in the business, with an irrepressible personality.
Paddy is currently Newshub's National Correspondent, where he concentrates on breaking and covering stories of national significance, or in his words "getting out and about with real Kiwis doing stories about real issues."
Previously the political editor, he spent ten years in the Parliamentary Press Gallery covering four different Prime Ministers and three different Governments.
He's moderated the Newshub leader's debate between Jacinda Ardern and Bill English, questioned Donald Trump multiple times during the US Election and has covered stories in places as varied as Afghanistan, Iraq and Kiribati.
Patrick has been a journalist for 20 years, starting as the night shift reporter at the New Zealand Herald. He has unique insight into how the government works and New Zealand's place in the world.