I’m a journalist, writer, and broadcaster based in Wellington, New Zealand. In 2017 I spent time at the New York Times bureau in Hong Kong.

From 2006-2015, I worked at Radio New Zealand in various reporting, producing, editing, and presenting roles. I still fill in on air as a host from time to time, and do some work on the digital team.

As well as covering current events, I write and speak freelance about gender, sexual violence, body politics, social issues (especially inequality and social justice), literature, pop culture, and arts (especially dance and comedy).

I’ve spoken at literary festivals in New Zealand and Australia, and have chaired sessions at tech conferences about diversity, open source philosophies, free speech, and social media.


Speaking at City Gallery, Wellington.


I have taught journalism and public relations at Massey University, where I completed a Master’s in Journalism. My thesis covered the impact of gendered online harassment on high profile women in broadcast journalism. I also have a Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications, majoring in TV and radio journalism.

For more about the different things I do, you can check out my CV at LinkedIn.

Contact me to talk about journalism, writing, or speaking work: hello@charlottegrahammclay.com


Performing stand-up comedy at Comedy HK in Hong Kong.