Michael was one of the first to specialise in financial journalism in commercial broadcasting. He is well known to Australians as the Finance Editor of The Nine Network with at least weekly appearances over 18 years. He has the ability to interpret complex finance issues or world events and explain them to broadcast and live audiences. He has a tremendous grasp of world financial markets and their impact on our economy. He provides thought provoking opinions and tests the theories of our politicians and economists. He is a fabulous Emcee and after dinner speaker.
Michael Pascoe is one of Australia's most respected and experienced finance and economics commentators with more than three decades in newspaper, radio, television and on-line journalism
Perhaps best known for this 18 years as the Nine Network’s Finance Editor, Michael now is Associate Editor of Alan Kohler’s EurekaReport.com.au, contributes to Crikey.com.au and Channel 7’s news programs and is a regular conference speaker, MC and facilitator.
Michael was born and educated in Queensland and started his career with The Courier-Mail before working in Hong Kong for three years. He joined the Australian Financial Review in Sydney upon returning to Australia and then virtually invented specialist finance journalism in commercial broadcasting - first with the Macquarie Radio network, then with Channel 9, Sky Business Report and Channel 7.
Testimonials “Excellent. Michael was particularly professional.”
Department of Agriculture
“Congress was a great success and your contribution ensured this. We were very pleased with the response with 1,400 delegates attending the Conference over the two days which is a record attendance for the South Australian Division.”
“Michael provided just the right blend of humour and insight into our conference. His dry humour relaxed both the audience and the presenters, making the convention a far more enjoyable affair for all. His years of experience allowed him to probe into areas which enlightened the audience, giving them the confidence to participate more fully.”
GE Consumer Finance
“Michael was a great moderator at the event and we were really impressed by his attention to detail and the commitment he placed in preparation. He also managed to keep the discussion going on a challenging subject and was great at break difficult moments with humour.”
“Michael was a pleasure to deal with. Took the brief and worked with it. Took the re brief and again adjusted to our needs.’”
“The audience just loved him. He was extremely professional and had a good balance of humour and business comment.”
“Michael was outstanding. His presentation was both entertaining and informative. He made the audience laugh, he made them sigh and he made them think. The function was enriched by his presence.”
“Michael delivered a well-supported presentation in an entertaining manner.”
“Guests also appreciate hearing a positive and uplifting message in a time where there's a lot of doom and gloom in the messages about the economy.
Michael was also very friendly and easy going in the lead up to the event. “
"Many thanks for your presentation this morning which was absolutely terrific. It was so good to hear a good news story instead of endless gloom and doom. Your engaging and light hearted style ensured that the audience was both entertained and convinced of the veracity of your message! We learned while we laughed. Once again, thank you for making time to come to Adelaide to speak to our association".
"The Humour well as the content of Michael's presentation was on the money as an opening presentation. Michael's management and improvisation in the Q&A session was also appreciated.
Australian Steel Association.