When the news broke in-house the award-winning ‘Bernie’ was joining the Sky Sport crew on a full-time basis, there were smiles all around.
Long regarded one of New Zealand’s top sports presenters, there isn’t a soul in sport; athletes or peers, who doesn’t know of the expertise, warmth and understanding Bernadine Oliver-Kerby brings to the screen.
“I’ve been working with Sky Sport for some time now and love where they are headed,” says Oliver-Kerby. “They always will be the home of sport in New Zealand. Sky has given incredible support to multiple codes for nearly 30 years, the consummate skill of the production crew is acknowledged widely, and they are committed to securing the best sport in the world for avid Kiwi fans. I can’t wait to spend even more time with the team.”
Oliver-Kerby’s new role will be a mix of presenting key news and events and talent development in the Sky Sport stable.
Brian Hitchcock, Sky Sport’s Head of Production says, “We are pretty excited about Bernadine joining us full-time. We already have an amazing stable of respected presenters, but we have big new objectives for Sky Sport. As well as joining our existing crew, Bernadine will help us unlock new talent to help us fulfil these plans.”
“Sport inspires people from all walks of life and brings communities and nations together. Getting closer to that magic has always been a driver for me. I really don’t mind what it is. As long as it’s competitive, I’m in boots and all.”
Whether it’s netball, rugby, league, sailing, cricket, skiing, tennis or darts – Oliver-Kerby is up for the excitement.